The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University will be hosting what promises to be a fascinating discussion of the changing face of Detroit, Michigan this coming Monday, Nov. 12th. This event is free and open to the public. See info below and click the announcement image to go to the website.
Gaze: Photographing Detroit
Monday, November 12, 2012 6:30pm
Danielle Aubert, Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies
Andrew Moore, Detroit Disassembled
Camilo Jose Vergara, American Ruins
with Robert Beauregard, Columbia University GSAPP and Andrew Herscher, University of Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, is one of the most photogenic US cities today. Vibrant or vacant, symbolizing crisis or hope—this conversation brings together renowned photographers Andrew Moore and Camilo José Vergara and graphic designer Danielle Aubert to discuss their distinct and compelling representations of the Motor City.
Moore’s monumental photographs of the city’s ruins in Detroit Disassembled and Vergara’s documentation of its transformation over time in Detroit is No Dry Bones are concurrently on display at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, while Aubert’s recently released Detroit success story Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies (coedited with Lana Cavar and Natasha Chandani) zooms in on the lives of Mies van der Rohe’s urban renewal project Lafayette Park in micro-detail.
They will be joined by Robert Beauregard, Urban Planning, and Andrew Herscher, University of Michigan and author of the forthcoming The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit.
Free and open to the public
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
Columbia University GSAPP
1 train to 116th Street