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Artists to discuss role of culture in neighbourhood stabilization

Detroiters Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope have spent six years investigating new models of contemporary art and architectural practice. Their design studio situated itself in the public realm offering over-the-counter consultations and marketed $99 house call specials.

The team will discuss their work as visual artists with their Design 99 studio and as faciliators and collaborators with Power House Productions in a free public presentation “Too Much of a Good Thing,” Thursday, October 18, at 7 p.m. in Assumption University’s Freed-Orman Centre.

Reichert and Cope founded a nonprofit organization to develop a test site for ideas and methods, low- and high-tech building systems, and a point of conversation for their entire neighbourhood.

The Humanities Research Group has sponsored their appearance as part of its Distinguished Speakers Series.