Past Detroit Event: VOL 35

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VOL 35

May 10, 2018
@ Grand River Annex

We are excited to once again be partnering with Design Core and AIA Detroit to present a special edition of PechaKucha Night Detroit at Drinks X Design!

This time, the theme will be "NEIGHBORHOOD IMPACT" -- Design Core has selected the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood to be the location of their monthly Drinks X Design event, which will focus in May on the direct impact that creative work can have on neighborhoods.

Our line-up of speakers on our Storefront Stage at the Grand River Annex will be anchored by Dan Pitera, FAIA, the Executive Director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. We are rounding out the lineup with other designers, creatives, and community-impact volunteers, sharing their NEIGHBORHOOD IMPACT projects and stories in the PK 20slides x 20 seconds format.

As DrinksXDesign is a 2.5 hour event and PK Night is one of several activities, each of our presenters will share twice to enable a greater audience to engage with the work.  Presenter order will be revealed at the event. 

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Every Day, I'm Okay

BY LAZAR FAVORS
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

He inspires communities by delivering the message that no matter what you’re going through, you are OK. By spreading hope & love, Lazar Favors and his team change the landscape with positive thoughts.

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The Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative

BY MARTA GAZDA-AUSKALNIS
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

The Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative is dedicated to identifying positively impactful strategies for Detroit’s vacant and underutilized industrial spaces. Alicia Adams + Marta Gazda’s 8-month effort is focused on developing thoughtful, innovative, and inclusive strategies for the reutilization for nearly 6 square miles of underutilized space for workforce, sustainable systems, recreation, and community support.

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DCDC Projects

BY DAN PITERA
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

Dan Pitera is the Executive Director at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture.

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Motor City Blight Busters

BY JOHN GEORGE
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

The Blight Busters program started in 1988 to address blighted properties in Detroit. Since then, John George & Meg Daupan and their teams’ efforts have spawned a neighborhood space, a coffee house, and a live performances of jazz and open-mic poetry.

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Creating a New Neighborhood in Detroit

BY GEORGE PETKOSKI
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

As George Petkoski works to rebuild a neighborhood in Detroit, he searches for a concept to unify the project design in a meaningful and recognizable manner. He starts with several interrelated ideas that will become the basis of a design.

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Fitzgerald Neighborhood Revitalization Program

BY WES MICHAELS
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

Wes Michaels is a founding principal of Spackman Mossop Michaels landscape architects based in New Orleans. His current work as principal of Spackman Mossop Michaels focuses on the interplay between culture and the environment in parks, streets and urban open space networks.

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1001 Woodward Plaza

BY LAURA WALKER
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

Adjacent to Detroit’s lively Campus Martius Park, the 1001 Woodward Plaza site was perfectly positioned to serve as a node in a growing network of human-scaled projects reinvigorating Downtown Detroit. Laura Walker and her team have transformed the plaza, and re-appropriated from a private area into an inclusive, public space, impacting the urban neighborhood by supporting activity within the greater community context.

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Workshop JAH

BY JONATHAN HANNA
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

Jonathan Hanna’s work is centered around digital design and fabrication and how it can positively impact public space. He recently completed two installations - one in Detroit for the Sidewalk Festival and the other for the Cleveland Public Library.

George Petkoski
Architect, Sidock Group Architects in Detroit, MI
Lazar Favors
Everyday Business Director, Everydayimok! in Detroit, MI
Dan Pitera
in Detroit, MI
Jonathan Hanna
in Detroit, MI
John George
in Detroit, MI
Laura Walker
Architect | Artist, Smithgroup in Detroit, MI
Wes Michaels
in Detroit, MI
Alicia Adams
in Detroit, MI
Meg Daupan
in Detroit, MI