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McEwen Studio, Glitter Disaster installation, commissioned by the 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial.

Lecture: V. Mitch McEwen

February 11, 2019
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

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V. Mitch McEwen will deliver a public lecture titled Black Imagination Matters, cosponsored by The Divided City: An Urban Humanities Initiative at Washington University, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

McEwen is principal of McEwen Studio and co-founder of A(n) Office, a collaborative of design studios in Detroit and New York City. McEwen’s work has been awarded grants from the Graham Foundation, Knight Foundation, and New York State Council on the Arts. A(n) Office and McEwen Studio projects have been commissioned by the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the Istanbul Design Biennial. McEwen Studio projects in Detroit have produced a series of operations on houses previously owned by the Detroit Land Bank Authority. McEwen’s work in urban design and architecture began at Bernard Tschumi Architects and the New York City Department of City Planning, as well as founding the Brooklyn-based nonprofit SUPERFRONT.

McEwen earned her MArch from Columbia University and BA from Harvard College cum laude in social studies. Since 2017 she has been an assistant professor at Princeton School of Architecture, after teaching previously at the University of Michigan and Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Since late 2017, McEwen has served as a board member of the Van Alen Institute in New York City.

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A(n) Office is collaborating with W Architecture, Biohabitats, Quinn Evans, and the City of Detroit on a neighborhood strategy for Jefferson Chalmers on the east side of Detroit.

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