map 2 blue v2.png
The nature of the Detroit Travel Studio produced a method of idiosyncratic and site-responsive creative practice. It was an exciting way to work, taking pressure off finished outcomes and presentation and focusing on the ideas that could be generated in a short amount of time. The Studio prompted a broader query of what right designers have to tell other people what they need. The work resulted in a series of explorations that didn’t attempt to 'fix' the problems Detroit faces; instead, it connected to the people and explored the city itself through playful and engaged design approaches.

Detroit

travel

studio

mapping Detroit from the car
map 1 blue v2.png
map 3 blue v2.png
map 4 blue v2.png

2019

Gloves.jpg
36 discarded gloves found around Hamtramck (in one day)
cheerio map.png
3 - Cherrio machine in action.jpg
4 - Cheerio mapping.jpg
mapping with Cheerios
object map
object map

press to zoom
object map
object map

press to zoom
1/1
site 1 detroit.jpg
site 2 detroit.jpg
site 4 detroit.jpg
site 3 detroit.jpg
mapping with found objects
1.jpg
2.jpg
3.jpg
4.jpg
5.jpg
6.jpg
7.jpg
8.jpg
9.jpg
10.jpg
Vacancy 
(post-visit animation)
Detroit detritus side 1
Detroit detritus side 1

press to zoom
Detroit detritus side 2
Detroit detritus side 2

press to zoom
Detroit detritus side 1
Detroit detritus side 1

press to zoom
1/2
Detroit detritus
(woven found-objects)