The People Mover is an elevated transit rail line that circles the downtown area providing a great look at Detroit and chance encounters with local artists, performers, poets, and chefs. This video is an extraordinary glimpse at the talent and spirit that is Detroit.
4exit4 Productions presents the premiere of People Mover, a short film capturing 24 local artists, cooks, thinkers and musicians as they came together to showcase Detroit’s spirit, performing inside the train one day in April.
Detroit News video piece on the Russell Industrial Center becoming a haven for artists.
An impressive bottom up approach to spaces left over from infrastructure at Seattle’s I-5 Collonade Mountain Bike Park (similar to Oregon’s Burnside skatepark). One wonders if it could apply to antiquated building typologies like the Globe? More photos here. Seems like something right out of Bruce’s proposal (PDF 4MB)
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2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Studio Blog: http://thenormal-detroit.tumblr.com
Overview of the studio posted here
6/27/2011 UPDATE: A Look Inside the GM Technical Center’s Restoration via GM FastLane Blog
4/15/2011 Excursion, Lecture & Tour for our studio
[Please be advised, this event required RSVP and is now full]
"Where Today Meets Tomorrow" A Lecture and Exclusive Tour Showcasing the Architectural Excellence of Eero Saarinen and his GM Technical Center Campus Design which will be presented by Susan Skarsgard, GM Designer—Archive and Special Collections in collaboration with GM Research and Development.
Lecture begins promptly at 1 pm; however, plan to arrive by 12:45 pm. [It will take at least an hour to get there from Ann Arbor.] Exclusive one and half hour tour of Research and Design buildings follows the 50 minute lecture. Image capturing devices are not permitted, and please leave cell phones in car. This event will be held on Friday, April 15, at the GM Technical Center’s Historic Research Auditorium located on Mound Road Gate. Please enter through the Mound Road entrance going north between 12 and 13 Mile Road. Park in the lot to the west of the Research Building. Enter lobby at the Northwest corner of the lake. Please arrive to the Research Lobby no later than 12:45pm
Program Includes light refreshments and gift booklet.
Photo: General Motors Technical Center: main display area of Styling Dome. [General Motors, LLC, GM Media Archives] from "Modern Architecture for the ‘American Century’ at Design Observer.