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RogueHAA’s DLECTRICITY submission, Light Terrain, was one of the 35 installations chosen of 225 global submissions.  Light Terrain will be installed on the southwest corner of Woodward and Warren, across from the Wayne State University Welcome Center.

For more information about rogueHAA’s concept and project statement for Light Terrain, see DLECTRICITY Competition Entry.

“Inspired by nighttime arts festivals from around the world, DLECTRICITY, Detroit’s new nighttime, contemporary light art festival, will host 35 local, national and international artists whose cutting edge works of art, lighting design and performance will illuminate the historic architecture of Midtown. For two electrifying evenings, Midtown Detroit will be enveloped in a sea of light as a number of artists converge on Detroit to “light up” buildings and city spaces in Midtown using various mediums that meld sci-fi technology with Victorian spectacle on a grand scale.”

DLECTRICITY is a production of Midtown, Inc. and Detroit Gallery Week.

archiCULTURAL SHIFT Panel Discussion + Exhibition






Last weekend, rogueHAA was pleased to present The archiCULTURAL SHIFT, the last panel discussion in its Provocations: Challenging Detroit’s Design Discourse series. Held in the MIES Storefront at Lafayette Park, this event was part of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center’s Detroit Design Festival 2012.  ArchiCULTURAL panelists discussed how their roles, theories, and work have been affected by our society becoming increasingly information and time-centric. We would like to thank our panelists for their expertise and participation in this event: Continue reading

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Spacebuster @ RogueHAA for Detroit Design Festival 2012 from detronik on Vimeo.






As the finale of ArchiCULTURAL SHIFT, District VII projected a fantastic video installation onto the SPACEBUSTER temporary pneumatic event space.  The SPACEBUSTER by Raumlabor was provided by the Storefront for Art and Architecture, NY and Flint Public Art Project.

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As co-curator of the INSIDE LAFAYETTE PARK exhibition, rogueHAA designed an installation and timeline highlighting the contrast of current life in the urban renewal development both to its architecture and its contentious past.  The timeline, BRIEF CHRONOLOGY OF BLACK BOTTOM, also featured the “Detroit Stories” video interview with Bernice Jamerson, a former Black Bottom resident.

1920s.  The site of Lafayette Park has a long, controversial history that precedes the modernist urban development.  Centuries before Lafayette Park was built, French settlers farmed the area and named it “Black Bottom” for its dark, fertile soil and low elevation.  In the twentieth century, Black Bottom became one of the most vibrant African American districts in Detroit. Continue reading

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