SUGAR HILL, DETROIT
This project for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) imagines the future of Sugar Hill, a new arts district in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood. Sugar Hill is currently very small, including only MOCAD’S block and the next one immediately north. Five diagrams from Constatin Doxiadis’ 1970 regional plan for Detroit Edison were appropriated, transformed, and superimposed on the Sugar Hill district. These diagrams formed the basis for a minority report on the future of the neighborhood. In this alternative future, Sugar Hill becomes an experimental urban enclave shaped by artists and cultural institutions.


The diagrams and model above are the basis for the videogram below. This history of the future portrays a scenario where art culture becomes more than a lure for conventional development and drives the growth of the Sugar Hill micro-region.



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