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Assistant Professor Clutter’s work on Detroit railways on display in L.A., High Line essay published

Taubman College Assistant Professor McLain Clutter’s work will be featured in an exhibit opening in March and published in an upcoming urbanism journal.

Clutter’s project “Radical Railbanking” will be featured at the UNPLANNED: Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale exhibit, which opens March 25, 2010, and is on view through July 2, 2010, at the SUPERFRONT gallery in Los Angeles, California. Clutter’s project productively misuses GIS software to foster latent urban collectives, creative urban subjectivities, and radical urban morphologies along an underused railway in Detroit, Michigan. The opening reception is from 5-8 p.m. on March 25 at the Pacific Design Center (PDC) in West Hollywood.

In addition, Clutter’s essay, “New York’s High Line and the Desire for the Real in Urban Real-Estate,” will be featured in issue 12 of MONU (Magazine on Urbanism). Clutter’s essay speculates on the way the High Line drives real-estate development by seducing consumers with a semblance of urban and ecological authenticity. MONU #12, now published, explores how people in the real estate business perceive and conceive cities.