Published: 01/01/2014

Project Term: 2014

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The Mothership

The P-Funk inspired Mothership is a mobile DJ booth and broadcast module launched in Detroit’s historic North End. Channeling the Afrofuturist sensibility and playfulness of the legendary funk emblem, the Mothership was designed to activate underused architectures and landscapes. It also operates as an urban icon and media tool, making a case for Detroit’s locally rooted cultural narratives.

The Mothership received the SXSW Eco Place by Design Award, Art + Interaction, 2015.

This project was made possible by a grant from the Knight Arts Foundation. Additional support was provided by Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning and the University of Michigan.


Anya Sirota

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The Mothership, a space capsule and mobile DJ booth at the St Etienne International Design Biennale, 2017 / © Anne-Laure Lechat