Projects for Detroit

Friday, September 27, 2013

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170

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“Projects for Detroit” presentation by McLain Clutter, Assistant Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
This lecture is cosponsored with Jones Lang LaSalle of Chicago.
For more information about this speaker’s visit, contact Assistant Professor Kyle Reynolds

Bio: McLain Clutter is an architect, writer and Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. His design and research practice is named mclainclutter. Clutter’s essays have been published in Grey Room, MONU, 306090, Urban Infill, and the edited volume Formerly Urban: Projecting Rustbelt Futures. His has lectured and exhibited design work internationally.

Lecture Summary: Detroit is now synonymous with urban blight, fiscal insolvency and post-industrial decay. In his lecture, Projects for Detroit, Clutter will present work that illuminates one of Detroit’s lesser-known qualities – its ability to spark architectural and urban experimentation. Presenting projects that span in scale and technique from digital cartography to physical installation, Clutter will argue for architecture’s agency in projecting provocative counter-narratives for Detroit’s future.