In Detroit, designers have an opportunity to realize their potential without the hindrance of legal obligation. This opportunity comes with great responsibility. We must be critical of the creative agents active in the city to determine who acts in the city's benefit and who takes advantage of its despair.
006: CASE: Hilberseimer/Mies van der Rohe Lafayette Park Detroit
If you found the last post interesting, I would highly recommend reading CASE: Hilberseimer/Mies van der Rohe Lafayette Park Detroit a collection of essays edited by Charles Waldheim, whom I had the pleasure to hear speak at Syracuse University's symposium Formerly Urban, a two day conference on Rust Belt cities and their futures. I am hoping to find transcripts or videos of the conference to post, but as of yet have come up short. There were many discussions about the city of Detroit as well as a few success stories from other shrinking cities. A copy of the symposium pamphlet can be found below.