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Mitch McEwen Lecture |Activism as Research and Research as Activism | Feb 28

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V. Mitch McEwen, principal of McEwen Studio and co-founder of A(n) Office, a collaborative of design studios in Detroit and New York City, is giving a talk entitled “Activism as Research and Research as Activism” at the CUDC on Wednesday, February 28 from 12-1 pm. The event is free and open to all.

Mitch McEwen’s work has been commissioned by the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the Istanbul Design Biennial. McEwen Studio projects in Detroit have produced a series of operations on houses previously owned by the Detroit Land Bank Authority. These include a combined residence and flower incubator for an engineer at 3M, a strategy for 100 houses selected by the City of Detroit to densify the neighborhood of Fitzgerald, and an award-winning repurposing of a balloon-frame house titled House Opera. Her work in urban design and architecture began at Bernard Tschumi Architects and the New York City Department of City Planning, as well as founding the Brooklyn-based non-profit SUPERFRONT.

You’re welcome to bring your lunch and we’ll have snacks and sweets for all.

If you can’t make it to the noon talk, Professor McEwen will be giving a second talk, entitled, “The Violence of Representation” at
6:15 pm on February 28 in the Cene Lecture Hall, College of Architecture and Environmental Design on the Kent State Campus.

“Activism as Research and Research as Activism”
Mitch McEwen
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
12:00 — 1:00 pm
CUDC, 1309 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Free and open to the public

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