By now you've no doubt heard the buzz about the US pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, curated by Cynthia Davidson (LF '89), founder of the Anyone Corporation, and Monica Ponce de Leon of Princeton University School of Architecture. "What is the city in the United States that has perhaps the greatest history of invention in a single place? I would argue that is Detroit," says Davidson, explaining the exhibit's focus. By inviting architects to imagine new scenarios for Detroit, the curators sought to bring architecture back into the ongoing discussion–along with urban planners and landscape architects–about the future of the city. The solutions on display, representing the diversity of architectural thinking today, are both specific and inspirational for post-industrial cities everywhere.
The Architectural Imagination website has more, including links to recent articles about the exhibit.