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Friday, June 19 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Envisioning and Modeling Our Future Cities

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What (or who) is left out of renderings of an ideal “Detroit” (or New York, or any city)? How do we change the pattern of the past to envision a more just and inclusive future? We will explore the role graphic visualizations can have in displacement and gentrification. We will decode renderings to see what they are trying to say about our cities’ future. We will build 3-D dioramas, demostrating our visions for a more just city. We will share skills to model the future cities that workshop participants wish to see.


Nina Bianchi

The Work Department
Nina is a founding partner at The Work Department, a communication design and development studio. She is also co-founder of Detroit Digital Justice Coalition (DDJC) and OmniCorpDetroit, and co-organizer of the AMC Media Lab since 2011.
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Greta Byrum

Co-Director, Digital Equity Laboratory, Community Tech New York
Greta Byrum reimagines the way we design, build, control, and distribute communications systems.

Wes Taylor

Design Justice Network
Wes is a Detroit based graphic designer, fine artist, musician, and curator. His collective, Complex Movements, creates immersive interactive performances deeply rooted in social justice and movement building. He is co-founder of Emergence Media. He is co-founder of Talking Dolls... Read More →

Friday June 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
McGregor: Room C
  Hands-on Workshop