Proposal #10: Writing Detroit, The Globe Institute—Writing and Making, by Ben Rambadt
In response to 47% of Detroit’s adult population being illiterate, The Globe Institute is a facility that offers an elite group of educators and teaching fellows with the ability to provide feedback and insight for talented and aspiring writers. Local and traveling writers and thinkers can have the chance to teach and explore the backbone that makes Detroit unique. Located near the Dequindre Cut and Detroit Riverfront Walk, the Writing Institute allows for multiple opportunities of having public interactions year round, creating written inspirations from local experiences.
Writing is a powerful tool and will be joined at the Globe Institute with a fabrication and innovation center where both young and experiences innovators can collaborate and creates digitally or hand modified contraptions. The facility offers a large workshop, gallery, and second floor studio space for people to hash out
new ideas and creations with everyday items. The open space and its relation to the existing Globe Building offers an industrial quality to the space, invoking true inspiration for the innovators occupying the facility.