Gaze: Photographing Detroit
On Monday evening, November 12, at 6:30 PM,
the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation presents the panel discussion,
Gaze: Photographing Detroit, featuring
Danielle Aubert (Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies),
Andrew Moore (Detroit Disassembled) and
Camilo Jose Vergara (American Ruins) with
Robert Beauregard, Columbia University GSAPP, and
Andrew Herscher, University of Michigan.
Detroit, Michigan, is one of the most photogenic US cities today. Vibrant or vacant, symbolizing crisis or hope—this conversation brings together renowned photographers Andrew Moore and (Camilo José Vergara and graphic designer Danielle Aubert to discuss their distinct and compelling representations of the Motor City.
Moore’s monumental photographs of the city’s ruins in Detroit Disassembled and Vergara’s documentation of its transformation over time in Detroit is No Dry Bones are concurrently on display at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, while Aubert’s recently released Detroit success story Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies(coedited with Lana Cavar and Natasha Chandani) zooms in on the lives of Mies van der Rohe’s urban renewal project Lafayette Park in micro-detail.
Free and open to the public
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
Columbia University GSAPP
1 train to 116th Street