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Sara Codarin
Karl Daubmann
Julian Bleecker (Jury Chair)
Elisa Ngan (Asst Prof of Practice, Taubman College)
Gretchen Wilkins (Head of Architecture, Cranbrook Academy of Art)
Mike Canty (Senior Creative Designer - Lincoln, Interior Design Studio)

About the events
Mobile Detroit 2050 has been selected to take part in the Detroit Month of Design in September 2023, a citywide celebration that gathers designers, creatives, and innovators across the metro community to leverage creativity as an engine for sustainable and equitable development.

The proposed Mobile Detroit 2050 exhibition presents an exciting opportunity to showcase Detroit's status as a national and global design capital, further enhancing its reputation as the sole city in the United States to receive the UNESCO City of Design designation. This designation aligns Detroit with a network of 31 other design cities and a total of 180 cities worldwide.

Exhibition Opening
Thursday, September 14, 12:30pm - 2:00pm (EST)
Guest lecture by Matias del Campo

Exhibit Open to public: weekdays in September
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)

Panel Discussion
AI and Design: Friday, September 22, 6.30pm - 8:00 pm (EST)

All events will take place in room T210 in the UTLC building at the
College of Architecture and Design of Lawrence Technological University (Southfield)

Curator Bios
Sara Codarin is an Assistant Professor in Architecture at the Lawrence Technological University, College of Architecture and Design. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Ferrara, Italy, with a dissertation investigating robotic manufacturing processes for the conservation of Cultural Heritage. She conducts research in the field of large-scale additive manufacturing, robotic fabrication, ecological issues, and digital craft. She received the Crain’s Detroit 2022 Notable Women in Design and Construction award and exhibited her most recent work at the Ford House during the Detroit Month of Design. She is a techno-optimist, and she loves robots.

Karl Daubmann is an architect at the forefront of digital design. He is the Dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University. His teaching areas include design, digital design, robotic fabrication, construction, leadership, and multidisciplinary design. His design practice DAUB (design, architecture, urbanism, building) focuses on expanding the relationship between design, technology, and practice. Daubmann is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.