Fast Forward, Play Back: Encouraging Dialogue and Reflection about Detroit

Journal of Architectural Education, August 2008

"How does one mark the 300th anniversary of a city in decline? An installation at the Detroit Institute of Arts employed archetypal spaces of an elementary school and the experience of being a student to portray the evolution of the city. The engagement of place, memory and voice created an environment where citizens of Detroit and its suburbs could reflect on the complex condition of the city they currently live in, or near, in order to imagine its future. To create this work, the author, an architect, partnered with choreographer, Peter Sparling, and video artist, Terri Sarris."

Read Fast Forward, Play Back by Ronit Eisenbach published in the Journal of Architectural Education.