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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

Director, Resilient Communities, New America NYC
Greta Byrum is an urban planner and a senior field analyst working with communities to build resilient local technologies. She supports and documents neighborhood technology projects, especially for disaster response and rebuilding.

Wes Taylor

Emergence Media
Wesley is a co-founder of Emergence Media and Talking Dolls Studio, and a lead artist in the Complex Movements collective. Wesley is Senior Assistant Professor of Art & Design at Lawrence Tech University. His solo work revolves around the promise of the future.

Friday June 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
McGregor: Room C