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lecturesHAA: Volunteerism in Detroit: A (Re)generation Strategy

06/15/10
The Elevator Building
1938 Franklin Street
Detroit, MI 48207

Young Detroit Builders | Detroit Synergy | Greening of Detroit |Preservation of Wayne | Architecture for Humanity | Summer in the City | Hamilton Anderson Associates

HAA's 2010 lecture series focuses on "Challenging Detroit: (Re)generating Urbanism." This program provides an important platform for consideration of innovative, multidisciplinary strategies designed to help the city not only create reinvestment and redevelopment, but also begin to regenerate the social, economic and environmental attributes that define it. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to understand how we can effectively participate in the thoughtful, creative regeneration of Detroit.

In Detroit, volunteerism is a catalyst for change. We accomplish change by performing change, and the unique legibility of these efforts is striking within Detroit's urbanscape. Established throughout Detroit, various non-profits and their creative volunteers have successfully regenerated many facets of our City. This legion of volunteers has provided the atalyst for positive marketing campaigns, entreprenurial endeavors, and formal urban redevelopments.

During this June event, seven different non-profits will present their origins, inspirations, and body of work with the City. Following their presentations, an informal panel discussion will focus on (Re)generating Detroit, one impactful volunteer at a time.

Free and open to the public.

About Hamilton Anderson Associates:

Hamilton Anderson was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1994 when architect Rainy Hamilton, Jr. formed a partnership with landscape architect Kent Anderson. Together, they incorporated Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA) with a simple premise: as architect and landscape architect and as two individuals from radically different beginnings - they would pool their talent, personalities and backgrounds to build a firm that values unity over uniformity - with the goal of creating a workplace where individuality and diversity are nourished through the pursuit of creative and innovative design. HAA's unique, holistic approach to projects blends architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, interior design and graphic design. HAA vice president and design principal, Tom Sherry, is a graduate of Taubman College’s undergraduate and graduate architecture program (B.S.'91, M.Arch.'93,) and a member of Taubman College’s Board of Governors.


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