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Presentation of Projects: Research on the City

Opening event: November 16, 2012
Presentations of projects, 6:00 pm, A+A Auditorium
Opening at Liberty, 7:30–9:30 pm

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This grant program and exhibition were generously supported by alumni Alan and Cynthia Reavis Berkshire.

In its inaugural year, Research on the City is a competitive faculty research grant program, intended to foster interdisciplinary research on urban topics. Today cities and their metropolitan regions face some of the greatest challenges of our time, among others rapid growth or depopulation, environmental challenges and economic instability. In this initial year, the grant proposals were limited to research projects that focus on the city of Detroit.

The 2012 "Research on the City" Faculty Research Grant projects awarded, with affiliated Taubman College and interdisciplinary faculty, are:

  • "A Dozen Playgrounds" Jennifer Maigret, María Arquero de Alarcón, R. Charles Dershimer (School of Education)
  • "Atlas of Love and Hate: Detroit Geographies" Steven Mankouche, Andrew Herscher, Andrew Thompson (Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design)
  • "Geographies of Trash" El Hadi Jazairy, Rania Ghosn, Sangyun Lee (School of Natural Resources and Environment)
  • "Imaging Detroit" Mireille Roddier, Anya Sirota, Jean Louis Farges, Lada Adamic
  • "Re: Tool-Kit for Detroit" Heidi Beebe, Julia McMorrough, Seth Ellis (Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, John Marshall (Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design)

Grant submissions were anonymously evaluated by a distinguished jury from outside the college:

  • Malik Goodwin (B.S.'97, M.Arch./M.U.P.'02), Vice President- Project Management, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation; Taubman College Alumni Society Board of Governors member
  • Maria Nicanor, Assistant Curator of Architecture, Guggenheim; co-curator, BMW Guggenheim Lab
  • Andrew Zago, Architect and Founder, Zago Architecture

Research on the City

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