Teaching and Designing in Detroit: Ten Women on Pedagogy and Practice, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Teaching and Designing in Detroit

Ten Women on Pedagogy and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Stephen Vogel, Libby Balter Blume

Routledge

198 pages | 57 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book provides a compelling and insightful portrait of ten female architects, artists, and designers who explored unique approaches to teaching, practice, and research in the postindustrial city of Detroit. These women explored the phenomenon of a new “ecological urbanism” through their own work in art, architecture, design, planning, landscape architecture, and installation as well as the work of their students.

Teaching and Designing in Detroit provides an eighteen-year snapshot of this work, how it affected the women’s practice, how they influenced student relationships to design and community development, and how their visions are now being carried out in Detroit. This book is organized into sections that group stories according to their focus on practice, pedagogy, and community engagement.

Included in the book is a foreword by Leslie Kanes Weisman, the only female architecture professor at the University of Detroit Mercy in the 1970s, and an afterword by Sharon Egretta Sutton reflecting on how working and practicing in Detroit foreshadowed the future vision now being carried out in the rebounding city of Detroit. An intriguing read for students and professionals, this book will illustrate how these lessons learned can be applied by universities and communities in other postindustrial cities.

Table of Contents

Foreword

LESLIE KANES WEISMAN

Introduction: Ten Women Designers in Detroit

STEPHEN VOGEL AND LIBBY BALTER BLUME

1 The Search for a New Hybrid Landscape

STEPHEN VOGEL

2 Feminist Theory in the Practice and Pedagogy of Architecture and Design

LIBBY BALTER BLUME

PART 1

Creating: Intersectional Practices

3 Making in Detroit: Finding a Way to Act

RONIT EISENBACH

4 What Can We Co-Create That We Can’t Create on Our Own?

CHRISTINA BECHSTEIN

5 When Life Gives You Lemons

KAREN SWANSON

PART 2

Teaching: Performative Pedagogies

6 Re-Centering: From Student to Person and From Self-Centered Learning to Civic Engagement

CLAUDIA BERNASCONI

7 Experimental Pedagogy: The Connection Between Teaching and Social Impact

AMY GREEN DEINES

8 Save-As Detroit: Design Process, Storytelling, and Engagement With Place

ALLEGRA PITERA

9 Detroit, My Teacher

JANINE DEBANNÉ

PART 3

Reframing: Transdisciplinary Communities

10 Shifting to an Equitable Development Framework

CHRISTINA HEXIMER

11 Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Detroit’s Shifting Paradigm

VIRGINIA STANARD

12 Reframing and Revealing Detroit

JULIE JU-YOUN KIM

Conclusion

JULIE JU-YOUN KIM AND STEPHEN VOGEL

Afterword

SHARON EGRETTA SUTTON

About the Editors

Stephen Vogel is Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Dean Emeritus of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. He is past president of the Detroit and Michigan Chapters of the American Institute of Architects and has received the AIA Detroit and Michigan Gold Medals. Vogel was inducted into the College of Fellows of the AIA in 1994, and is a national AIA Richard Upjohn Fellow and Louise Blanchard Bethune Fellow.

Libby Balter Blume is Professor Emerita of Psychology and Architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy. She has a Ph.D. in Human Development, M.A. in Creative Arts Education, and B.A. in Studio Art. Blume is a Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations and received the University’s Faculty Excellence Award in 2015 and the Women and Gender Studies Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Architecture

The Routledge Research in Architecture series provides the reader with the latest scholarship in the field of architecture. The series publishes research from across the globe and covers areas as diverse as architectural history and theory, technology, digital architecture, structures, materials, details, design, monographs of architects, interior design and much more. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality architectural research.

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ARCHITECTURE / General