In a time when our shared resources and public spaces are challenged by varying degrees of misuse, abandonment, overuse or privatization, designers and architects play a key role in cultivating our awareness of how to preserve and develop such “commons” for the future good of local communities. Like Detroit, several of Denmark’s larger cities have emerged in recent history from near-bankruptcy and decline to become centers of vibrant urban revitalization driven by the arts, architecture and design. Practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic bring unique strengths and design solutions to the challenge of how to engage and empower local communities, create economic growth, strengthen urban mobility, and adapt to a changing climate.
Join us for an evening of faced-paced case-presentations, as six leading designers from Detroit and Denmark highlight their work in strengthening their cities’ common spaces and community life. Kimberly Driggins, Director of Strategic Planning at City of Detroit Planning and Development Department, will moderate a panel discussion to follow. The program, the first in a three-part Detroit-Denmark Conversation series, is made possible through a unique partnership between the City of Detroit, Detroit 139, Design Core Detroit, the Danish Arts Foundation, the Danish Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs and the Danish Architecture Center. Our goal is to listen, learn, and inspire.
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