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Landscape Urbanism Expert Chris Reed to speak at Detroit Institute of Arts - Reed to discuss latest trends; Susan Mosey joins Reed to update Midtown projects

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) support group Friends of Art and Flowers presents a talk on landscape urbanism by international expert Chris Reed on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. The talk is free with museum admission.

Reed is principal of Stoss Landscape Urbanism of Boston, and adjunct associate professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is at the forefront of the Landscape Based Urbanism movement and his expertise in the field is internationally recognized. Stoss has distinguished itself for a hybridized approach to public works projects rooted in infrastructure, functionality, and ecology.

The presentation will focus on a series of recently built projects in the upper Midwest, as well as more speculative proposals for large-scale urban developments. Reed will also highlight examples of productive landscapes and green infrastructures and their potential applicability to Detroit's changing urban fabric.

The event also includes a short update of current and future projects in Midtown Detroit by Susan Mosey, president of Midtown Detroit, Inc. Mosey is responsible for community development, marketing, public space maintenance, security services, real estate development and arts programming within Midtown.

Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-17, and free for DIA members. For membership information call 313-833-7971.


The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit.

Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899