For the City of Detroit, the timing could not be better.
After a much-publicized run at the Venice Architecture Biennale from May to November, “The Architectural Imagination” opens tomorrow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
“We’re moving from a period where Detroit was with dealing with decline and failure to a period of ambition and success,” says Robert Fishman, interim dean at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. “I see the show as a symbol that will open up a new range of possibilities for the city.”
In it, curators Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon selected 12 visionary American architectural practices to produce new work that demonstrates the creativity and resourcefulness of architecture that addresses the social and urban issues of Detroit in the 21st century.