It’s official! The Detroit Shop has moved to the Old Federal Reserve Building in Downtown Detroit! The space still has some finishing work to be done, but we are all happy to be in our new studio home. This week, we have all been able to explore parts of the city through quick installation projects and just walking around after studio lets out. Everyone seemed to have a great time during our first interactions in the city, meeting residents and visitors from near and far. If there was any doubt in any of our minds of what makes Detroit so great and full of potential, the mystery has been solved. The people are happy to see and participate in our projects, conversations, and debates. The studio space is on the same floor as Rossetti which will make for a semester full of great interactions, networking, and thoughtfulness. The studio is off to a great start and we are all eager to learn more about each other and the city as we work hard and learn from each project.
- Ann Maten