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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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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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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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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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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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Sustainable Jobs

BY JARRET ALAN SCHLAFF
@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

Jarret Alan Schlaff is explaining how he uplifts Detroit by empowering veterans to create sustainable goods.

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Ugly Into Art

BY SAREY RUDEN
@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

When her adventures in online dating revealed the ugly side of humanity, Sarey Rudin decided to turn it into an art project.

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Revive Urban Golf

BY OMARI LEWIS
@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

Omari Lewis will be telling the story of how his passion for the sport of golf has put him on the path to revive urban golfing. Growing up on golf courses all throughout Detroit, Omari fostered a deep appreciation for the sport, even landing himself a golf scholarship to HSBC Virginia Union University for Business Administration.

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Studio Variously

BY ANJALI PUROHIT
@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

Coming from UNESCO Heritage City Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, Anjali Purohit is no stranger to a city thriving with creativity. Anjali has been all over the world exhibiting her work and in 2001 she returned to her home state after it suffered a massive earthquake.

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Blended Inspiration

BY MARK SARMEL
@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

Mark Sarmel blends inspirations from comic books, Asian culture, hip-hop and fashion his work has been displayed in Innerstate Gallery, Gallery 1988, Bottleneck Gallery, Guzu Gallery, and the Red Bull House of Art, to name a few. He learned right here in Detroit at the College of Creative Studies for Illustration and Graphic Design.

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