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AIAD Latest Articles

Parallel Projections Competition

Parallel Projection's design competition, ReAnimate the Ruins, opens for registration on May 15.  The competition will run from May 15 until July 31 and winners are scheduled to be announced August 15.  To learn more about the competition, please visit our website at www.parallelprojections.com.

Open Call for Art + Light: Detroit TechTown

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) in partnership with the New Economy Initiative (NEI) is seeking proposals to transform the undersides of two viaducts located in Midtown Detroit's TechTown district with public art and light.

 

The Second and Cass Avenue viaducts are two fully operational railroad bridge grade separations located between Baltimore and Amsterdam Streets in TechTown, a 20-block emerging innovation district anchored by three key institutions in Midtown Detroit-Wayne State University, the College for Creative Studies and the Henry Ford Health System. Originally constructed in 1934, these once magnificent viaducts have been poorly maintained over the years and lack adequate lighting, contributing to unsafe perceptions of the district. This call seeks to give these industrial bridges new life-making them a choice destination rather than a place to pass through.

 

This call is open to all professional artists, architects, designers, design firms and/or teams consisting of these entities located in the following eight southeast Michigan counties:  Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne . National and international partners may be included in any given team as long as the project lead can prove residency or physical presence in one of the previously mentioned eight counties. A panel of Detroit-based curators and arts professionals will select winning proposals.

 

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

·Conceives an imaginative transformation of space and conceptual design

·Combines art and function to create a friendlier environment that promotes use of the space

·Creates a signature presence for the viaducts that encourages daytime and nighttime interaction

·Provides adequate and artfully designed lighting

·Utilizes sustainable building materials and is feasible to maintain

·Contributes to TechTown's identity as a hub of innovation

 

Accepted proposals will be funded up to $75,000 per viaduct. For more information on how to apply, please go to www.midtownviaducts.com for a full set of guidelines. The deadline for applying is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

 

Helpful Links:

Online Application: https://midtowndetroitinc.slideroom.com

Midtown Viaducts:www.midtownviaducts.com

Midtown Detroit, Inc.: http://midtowndetroitinc.org/

New Economy Initiative:http://neweconomyinitiative.org/

Other Industry Events

DC3 Lecture: Art Interventions

DC3 and Culture Lab Detroit present an evening of conversation and collaboration on Art Interventions, featuring David Adjaye, Humberto & Fernando Campana, Theaster Gates, and David Stark. April 24, 2014 at 6pm at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education. Click here to RSVP or visit www.culturelabdetroit.org. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

DC3 Concert: 'In Cahoots'

DC3 and Culture Lab Detroit present a musical mash-up on April 26, 2014 at Trinosophes. Featured artists include My Brightest Diamond & Migguel Anggelo. Visit www.culturelabdetroit.org for more information or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parallel Projections Competition

Parallel Projection's design competition, ReAnimate the Ruins, opens for registration on May 15.  The competition will run from May 15 until July 31 and winners are scheduled to be announced August 15.  To learn more about the competition, please visit our website atwww.parallelprojections.com.

VOLUNTEER PROFILE | Ashley Flintoff, EPC Member

AIA Detroit is continuing its series highlighting members within all of the committees. This installment, we are featuring Ashley Flintoff, a member of the Emerging Professionals Committee. Find out more about Ashley below!

1. Where do you work and what do you do there?

I’m a Project Manager for SmithGroupJJR

2. Where did you go to college and what’s your degree in?

Bachelors of Science in Architecture from UDM and currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Community Development from UDM

3. What do you do when you’re not working and EPC’ing?

I am an active member of the UDM School of Architecture Alumni Council as well as the AIA Detroit Emerging Professionals Committee and I served as Associate Director to the AIA Detroit Board for 2011. I am also a founding member and Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Volterra-Detroit Foundation, and the Events and Social Media Director for Michigan Retired Greyhounds As Pets. In my spare time, I practice yoga, love photography and travel and am a social media junkie. I've been a Project Manager at SmithGroupJJR since 2011.

4. How long have you been on the EPC?

I have been a member of the EPC since 2007.

5. What do you like about the EPC that keeps you active?

The camaraderie. That and the opportunity to connect young professionals with the industry and the city.

6. What contributions that you have made to the EPC are you proud of?

Instituting the Social Events committee to get young professionals out of the office and socializing. Hopefully I’ve shown newer members that we need to get involved in our organization and in our communities in order to really make a difference. One person can do amazing things if you are passionate and engaged.

7. Is there any affinity toward the AIA that you have that motivates you, or what are your feelings about the AIA/AIA Detroit?

I truly believe that engagement with students and young professionals is vital to the sustainability of this organization. These are the future members and these are the people that will ensure that the AIA and AIA Detroit is around for generations. The work of the EPC has been a great asset for AIA Detroit and the AIA in general but we are not done. The challenge is to get members outside of the EPC to engage, get involved and to contribute. The EPC is simply one piece of the puzzle, without the collaboration and interaction of other committees and other members, we cannot survive. We all need to work together to raise this organization to higher levels and to truly serve our community.

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