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Ugly Into Art

BY SAREY RUDEN
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

As a modern woman, Sarey Ruden documents the struggle to find love in an age of Tinder and Bumble. As a graphic designer, she takes the worst of modern dating and turns into digital gold.

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Stitch City-Old Redford Detroit

BY MICHAEL STYCZYNSKI
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Michael Styczynski, Laura Walker & Paul Codreanu had the winning design proposal for the DCDC and the City of Detroit’s Planning & Development Department. Their shared experience and expertise show us how design can help to redevelop a city.

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Norwest Gallery

BY ASIA HAMILTON
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Asia Hamilton owns and operates the Norwest Gallery in Grandmont-Rosedale area of Detroit. Her experience and energy show the challenges of showcasing artistic voices in underserved communities.

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Re-Tree

BY DENNISE VIDOSH
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Dennise Vidosh is the founder of RE-TREE, an organizational off-shoot of Green Acres Tree Farm, Inc., whose mission is to save historical trees and shrubbery from being destroyed in construction. Re-Tree's rescue offers a solution that protects the life and integrity of existing mature trees and gives unique sustainable nursery products that have positive impacts on the planet, people and communities.

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Hunt Street Station

BY ALEX MAYO
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Transforming a police station that had been vacant and in disrepair for years brings with it a great many challenges. Alex Mayo discusses the history of Hunt Street Station as Detroit’s first police academy, its recognition on the National Register of Historic Places, and the future of this transformed space.

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Live6 Detroit

BY CAITLIN MURPHY
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Caitlin Murphy comes to us directly out of Live6 Detroit in the northwest portion of Detroit where she is the Civic Commons Coordinator. At Live6, Caitlin works to boost the community and its economy through the Live6's national initiative to reinvest into local public gathering places

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Wild Woman Wandress

BY CHELCEE AITCHISON
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Chelcee Aitchison holds degrees in anthropology and psychology from the University of Michigan. Her education and passion for exploring the world has taken her to far off places including the Amazon jungle, the Canadian Rockies, and most recently to Michigan’s most area - Isle Royale National Park. She shares these adventures in her blog, Wild Woman Wandress.

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Introverts Guide to Flirting

BY LAURA KHALIL
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Laura Khalil refers to herself as a "technology consultant turned comedian." Her podcast Sexistential Crisis touches on her personal intimate experiences and she interviews kickass experts on the topics of sex, dating and relationships - think Cosmo but way cooler and more in touch with the modern woman. Laura is also a community and woman's rights activist; just this past summer she spoke and mentored Operation HOPE, Inc.'s S.T.E.M. summer program for business minded girls.

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Rosie the Riveter

BY BAILEY SISOY ISGRO
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Bailey Sisoy Isgro is the owner of Detroit History Tours and the Detroit History Club. Since Bailey has been with us last, she published her first children's book "Rosie: A Detroit Herstory" with Wayne State University Press, which is due out summer of 2019.

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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.

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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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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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