Culture Lab Detroit, which draws together design, art and architecture communities, will explore the theme “Walls” in this year’s program. A two-night discussion series, public art projects and other creative collaborations will unite artists, architects, curators and theorists in Detroit from September 15 to 16.
“This year, Culture Lab Detroit looks to provide a variety of answers to a central issue of cultural placemaking: How do we allow walls to inform our experiences without limiting us?” says founder Jane Schulak. “Our participants bring together a wide array of professional and personal diversity, but they are united in the pursuit of social justice. We’re thrilled to hold this globally relevant conversation in Detroit.”
The programming schedule, courtesy of the organization:
SLIDING WALLS: REIMAGINING THE ARCHITECTURE OF SOCIAL SPACE
Thursday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m.
College for Creative Studies, Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center in the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education (460 W. Baltimore St.)
Elizabeth Diller, founding partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Trevor Paglen, artist
Franklin Sirmans, director, Pérez Art Museum Miami
Dennis Scholl, former VP/Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
STONES THROWN: ART AND SOCIAL PROGRESS
Friday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m.
The Jam Handy (2900 E Grand Blvd.)
Eva Franch i Gilabert, director, Storefront for Art and Architecture
Glenn Kaino, artist
Adam Pendleton, artist
Salvador Salort-Pons, director, Detroit Institute of Arts
Last year's iteration of the event revolved around the theme of "Green Space," and participants included Patrick Blanc, Sou Fujimoto, Stephen Henderson, Walter Hood, Reed Kroloff and Alice Waters.