Assistant Professor Kyle Reynolds launches Empty Pavilion in Detroit

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Empty Pavilion, a project by Kyle Reynolds and McLain Clutter with Ariel Poliner, Mike Sanderson and Nate Van Wylen, is a meditation on Detroit's evacuated urban context and an experiment in the ability of architecture to make visible a latent public in the city. The project aspires to create an architecture that is physically and semantically empty, while solicitous of public interaction and imaginative projection. The creators of the Empty Pavilion have no specific use or meaning in mind – hoping instead that the project will invite unplanned occupancies and creative associations. This project was funded by a Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Research Through Making grant.