Detroit-based art and architecture duo and winner of the ArtPrize Juried Grand Prize in 2012, Design 99 explores the role of art and design within the fabric of their community. Founders Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope also launched Power House Productions, a nonprofit organization focused on neighborhood stabilization through arts and culture.

On September 30, Creative Approaches to Detroit: A Conversation with Design 99 will bring Reichert and Cope to the Critical Discourse stage, focusing on the creative strategies that artists are using to deal with urban blight and revitalize communities.

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This program is accessible to members of our deaf and hard of hearing community through ASL-English (American Sign Language) interpretation. Reserved seats will be available until 15 minutes before the start of the program.

A new partnership with the Community Media Center and The Rapidian will facilitate further exploration of the 2014 Critical Discourse programming. Additional editorial coverage, radio discussions, and programming rebroadcast events will allow a wider audience to reflect on the ideas and perspectives presented throughout the week.