Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Detroit Methods Book

Last semester I took a special topics in sculpture studio class entitled Detroit Methods, which I've blogged about herehere and here. As students, we were responsible for the creation and execution of events that involved the surrounding community and worked alongside an engaged community artist collective within the city of Detroit.

As a final project our class had the privilege of exhibiting of our semesters work at  The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MoCAD). We then collaborated on a 253-page class book that closely examines our individual events + the work we completed throughout the course of the term under artist and architect Fritz Haeg. Although the book was a collaborative effort, those involved with the overall design + layout aspect were: Bianca Ibarlucea, Julie Howells and Renee Sandoval

Interesting in purchasing one for yourself? Buy it here!
More about the book:
Detroit Methods is a studio for exploring the particularly innovative ways in which some contemporary artists are working in Detroit today, while developing student projects with similar strategies and approaches. The projects done by students in this class are reactions to real issues that Detroit is currently facing. Projects in this class involve food, transit, lighting, communications, parks and public spaces.
This book is a compilation of all of the work done by students in the class.

weekend plans around Detroit:
rob roy kelly: american wood type exhibit @ salt and cedar
- neat places around detroit: 
          + great lakes coffee (for coffee + studying)
          + sugar house (for craft cocktails + intimate atmosphere) 
          + green dot stables (for cheap sliders + drinks)
          + le petit zinc (french cafe + creperie)
          + supino pizzeria (arguably the best pizza in detroit) 
- MoCAD: when attitude becomes form becomes attitude, showcasing over 80 international contemporary artists who follow.

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