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Board and Vanguard Community Development Corporation board of Directors. Adam has been very involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and coaches American Youth football with the Detroit Dolphins.

view of familiar Detroit scenes, these collages hopefully offer a reverence and concern for the way we perceive the city’s past

NORA MANDRAY

Nora Mandray was born in Southern France and received a Fulbright scholarship to study producing and directing at UCLA film school. While in Los Angeles she worked as a creative producer with award-winning New York and L.A.-based commercial production companies. Prior to coming to the U.S., Nora studied at the Institute of Political Science in Paris and also worked for the Cannes Film Festival. Today Nora is passionate about impacting change through documentary and uses journalism as another tool of raising awareness. She’s currently collaborating with Hélène Bienvenu on a year-long documentary about the changing landscape of Detroit.

SHEA HOWELL

Shea Howell has been a Detroit activist form more than 3 decades. She works with youth, artists and community-based development. She lectures on issues of social difference and peace and writes a weekly column for the Michigan Citizen. Her most recent work is on political ideology and community transformation. She is a co-founder of Detroit Summer and of the BCNCL. She is a professor of Communication at Oakland University.

JOHN PATRICK LEARY

John Patrick Leary is Assistant Professor of English at Wayne State University, where he teaches U.S. and Latin American literature. He is completing his first book, A Cultural History of Underdevelopment: Latin America in the U.S. Imagination. He lives in southwest Detroit.

MITCH MCEWEN

Mitch McEwen is Principal of A. Conglomerate, an emerging design practice based in Brooklyn, as well as Founder of SUPERFRONT, a non-profit supporting public engagement with experiments in contemporary architecture. The Akademie Schloss Solitude has granted her a residency fellowship in architecture for 2012-2013, and she has been nominated for the 2012 United States Artist Fellow award in architecture and design. ArtNews profiled Mitch as a Designer to Watch in 2011. Since founding SUPERFRONT in January 2008, she has curated more than fifteen exhibits and published 5 exhibition catalogues integrating architecture with other disciplines from the arts and the built environment. She has created workshops for the New Museum and Bard College and lectured at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Association of Architecture Organizations, Polytechnic Universty of Puerto Rico and elsewhere. She has taught at Columbia University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She holds an MArch from Columbia GSAPP and AB from Harvard.

NICOLE MACDONALD

Nicole Macdonald was director of the Detroit Film Center, a non-profit media arts group that shared resources and encouraged independent story-telling by offering lowcost film and video classes, screening local and international work, and renting-out equipment to its members. Since then, Nicole has taught video classes to youth and adults at the downtown Detroit YMCA, with the intention of encouraging media accessibility. Nicole has also worked with the Detroit Area Film & Television to produce animated shorts with Michigan high school students, and has led visual art workshops for incarcerated youth and adults through the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) at University of Michigan. With a background in visual arts, Nicole has participated in regional group art shows, focusing on 3-dimensional landscape paintings. Most recently, she has been producing photo collages that combine current photos of Detroit with turn of the century etchings. Aiming to give a different

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Imaging Detroit Program  
Imaging Detroit Program  

The IMAGING DETROIT program guide/ project catalogue. Between September 21st and 22nd, 2012 the Metropolitan Observatory for Digital Cultur...