Taubman College at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale
U.S. Pavilion Exhibition: "The Architectural Imagination"
Introductory remarks by Dean Robert Fishman followed by presentations by Taubman College faculty about the following projects:
Packard Plant site: Detroit Reassembly Plant
Thom Moran, Ellie Abrons, Adam Fure, Meredith Miller
Presentation by Ellie Abrons and Adam Fure
Mexicantown site: Promised
V. Mitch McEwen, Marcelo Lopez-Dinardi
Presentation by V. Mitch McEwen
The U.S. Pavilion
The U.S. Department of State selected Taubman College to organize the exhibition of the United States Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, the world’s most prestigious architecture event. The exhibition, entitled,” The Architectural Imagination,” was curated by the former Dean of Taubman College, Monica Ponce de Leon, and Cynthia Davidson, architecture critic and editor of Log Journal. The exhibition is on view in Venice until November 27, 2016.
“The Architectural Imagination” presents speculative architectural projects designed for four specific sites in Detroit but with far-reaching applications for cities around the world. The sites were selected with the guidance of a Detroit advisory board which included Taubman College alumni, city planning leaders, and cultural organization representatives. Out of an open call which attracted applications from more than 250 architects across the country, twelve architects were selected to participate. The architects traveled to Detroit to visit the sites and meet with members of the community and local businesses before putting their imagination to work. Two of the twelve teams are comprised of Taubman College faculty: A(n) Office, assistant professor V. Mitch McEwen; and T+E+A+M, assistant professors Thom Moran, Ellie Abrons, Adam Fure, and Meredith Miller.
For more information: http://www.thearchitecturalimagination.org/