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“Lab for Urban Futures: Detroit” at the Queens Museum

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September 18th, 2011 Permalink

SUPERFRONT’s Chloë Bass + Mitch McEwen will be introducing a new event series “Lab for Urban Futures: Detroit” at the Queens Museum’s Urban Design Week event, Sept. 18, 2 – 4 PM. The Lab consists of a series of live events and rapid publications that invite guests from a range of disciplines to consider Detroit [...]

SUPERFRONT’s Chloë Bass + Mitch McEwen will be introducing a new event series “Lab for Urban Futures: Detroit” at the Queens Museum’s Urban Design Week event, Sept. 18, 2 – 4 PM.

The Lab consists of a series of live events and rapid publications that invite guests from a range of disciplines to consider Detroit as a provocation for new investigations and experiments in urbanism.  Co-produced by Chloë Bass and Mitch McEwen, the curators of SUPERFRONT’s traveling exhibit DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY, the series focuses on the future of city development for a post-industrial age.  From transformations in land use and waterfront activity to abandoned buildings and shifting residential populations, the post-industrial stage of capitalism has major long-term implications for American cities. Working with urban sociologists, independent media producers, food enthusiasts, agriculture activists, urban designers, architects and other urban strategists, the Lab invites the public to engage these locally-relevant issues through the lens of Detroit.

Detroit: A Brooklyn Case Study opens at Marygrove College July 14th

July 6th, 2011 Permalink

SUPERFRONT is proud to announce that DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY opens at Marygrove College Thursday July 14 with performance by the local Street Poet Society. (photos by Philip Dembinski and graphic design by Do Not Bend, inc) DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY | July 14 – August 26, 2011 | 8425 W. McNichols Rd., [...]

SUPERFRONT is proud to announce that DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY opens at Marygrove College Thursday July 14 with performance by the local Street Poet Society.

(photos by Philip Dembinski and graphic design by Do Not Bend, inc)

DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY | July 14 – August 26, 2011 | 8425 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 4822

The exhibit includes works by: 596 acres, Chloë Bass, Dana Bell, Brent Birnbaum, Berenika Boberska, Brennan Buck, Lynn Cazabon, Sara Conde, Philip Dembinski, Jill Desimini, David Freeland, Aaron Jones, David Karle, Erin Kasimow, Amanda Matles, Juan Alberto Negroni, Paper Tiger TV, Kaleena Quinn, Whitney Sage, Jon Stevens, Anusha Venkataraman, Margi Weir, Audra Wolowiec, and a performance by the Street Poet Society.

Within this exhibit across art, architecture, and urban documentary, SUPERFRONT also presents the 25 Inch RFP (Request for Proposals) – results from an international call to develop new construction at SUPERFRONT’s micro property in Detroit.  Last fall SUPERFRONT invited artists and architects to propose a buildable project for 25 square inches of Detroit, located at 13949 Evergreen Rd, Detroit, Michigan, purchased in partnership with LOVELAND micro real estate. The winning entry, LIGHT UP! by Ellen E. Donnelly and David Karle, will be exhibited for the opening night only, before being installed at Everygreen Rd.

DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY opens July 14, with a reception from 5:00 – 7:30 PM. The opening reception features a performance produced by Brooklyn artist Brent Birnbaum in collaboration with local performers the Street Poet Society. Costumed by Birnbaum, the Street Poet Society artists will perform for fifteen minutes between 6:00 and 6:30pm. The exhibit will remain on view through August 26, 2011.

ABOUT SUPERFRONT
SUPERFRONT is a not-for-profit space for architectural experimentation and creative interdisciplinary exchange. Open in Brooklyn since January 2008, SUPERFRONT opened an additional satellite gallery at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles in the summer of 2009.

ABOUT MARYGROVE COLLEGE
Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent liberal arts college and a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to developing leaders for the new global society. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit.

8425 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221
www.marygrove.edu

DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY travels from LA to Detroit

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June 8th, 2011 Permalink

SUPERFRONT is proud to announce that DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY, an exhibit of art and conceptual architecture that focuses on Detroit as an urban situation of transformation, is traveling from SUPERFRONT LA to Detroit to be exhibited at Marygrove College this summer. DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY, an original interdisciplinary SUPERFRONT exhibit, considers Detroit [...]

SUPERFRONT is proud to announce that DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY, an exhibit of art and conceptual architecture that focuses on Detroit as an urban situation of transformation, is traveling from SUPERFRONT LA to Detroit to be exhibited at Marygrove College this summer.

DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY, an original interdisciplinary SUPERFRONT exhibit, considers Detroit both as a specific city and as a set of circumstances. Detroit: A Brooklyn Case Study invites not so much a comparison of Detroit and Brooklyn but a calculated misreading. How and where might the logics or circumstances of Detroit operate in Brooklyn? At what scale of intervention or performance could Detroit and Brooklyn become indistinguishable?

This exhibit investigates Detroit as not only a given typology – the shrinking city, abandoned city, reclaimed city – but also as an everyday environment, as a specific place with specific moments. Through cartography, documentary video, architectural proposals, photography, painting and other media, DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY explores urban typology and local specificity between places both known and imagined.  From intimately personal representations of Detroit to abstract mappings or urban-scale analogies, the exhibit produces a case study and one thread of an evolving dialog between Detroit and other cities.

This exhibit is enabled by the SUPERFRONT Board of Directors with generous support from Alan Bass, Daniel Gelb, Anne Guiney, and Amy Lucker.  The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will take place in The Gallery on the fourth floor of the Liberal Arts Building at Marygrove College. Email detroit@superfront.org for more information.