Play Forum / Play City Detroit (third session)

This hands-on workshop (third session) will invite participants to craft and co-create impromptu art in a community mapping exercise. We'll begin with paper prototyping, sketching, and crafting. This activity will be prompted by the following questions. How can Detroit be re-imagined? Which artistic interventions and inventive play spaces are working best? During this third session, we'll also consider the "future of places". What are current examples of play within urban space? What are your ideas for supporting your community and other communities? 

Participants are welcome to present their ideas and work! In the last session we briefly discussed digital mapping tools. For our third session, our special topic will be collaboration and grantseeking. What are some ways you can fund your ideas to support your community? What are community-based art education programs are you involved in and how are you collaborating with others? 

Our special guest for the evening is Mike Jacobs, urban designer and planner for the Department of Recreation, City of Detroit. 

This Spring we plan to exhibit participant work. Previous workshop creations will be uploaded here: Past artwork by Artwork by: Linda Groblicki, Mike Jacobs, Keith Murphy, Andrew Rosenfeld, Sean Goldsmith, Teresa Tucker, Vanessa Merrill, Vitt Wallace, Debbie Tien, Gabe Gloden, Latoya, and Koskinen.


Art supplies will be provided. Coffee and food is available for purchase through FOURTEEN EAST. Complimentary wine. The location for the evening has been generously donated by Joanne Czerny. Says Joanne, "We have a watchful eye on sustainability. We recycle most everything and our food and coffee waste go to the Wayne State University community gardens."

This discussion will be lead and moderated by Laura Scherling (The New School) and Laurence Wilse-Samson (Columbia University). 

This event is co-hosted by a NYC-based initiative GreenspaceNYC ( a project which is sponsored by the NYC Office of Cultural Affairs' Material for the Arts. Visit the NYC meetup

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  • Linda G.

    I love these events - always fun and informative, and I meet great people each time!

    January 1, 2014

  • Laura S.

    This concluded last night at 7:30 pm! Sorry for the scheduling typo.

    December 14, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Thanks for coming down on this cold night. For those who missed the session or would like to read about what we have been looking at this past 3 sessions I have composed this public google doc.­

    December 13, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Hi Linda, So glad you'll be there! Look forward to our Skype this week.

    November 17, 2013

  • Linda G.

    Yay! Can't wait to see what gets created this time!

    November 16, 2013

  • Linda G.

    Yay! Can't wait to see what gets created this time!

    November 16, 2013

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