However Unspectacular

A collaboration with CUP that explored both regional and bottom-up responses to Detroit's population loss.


German Cultural Foundation

Project Team:

Tobias Armborst, Daniel D'Oca, Georgeen Theodore, Christine Williams, Damon Rich, Rosten Woo

However Unspectacular is Interboro's winning entry to Archplus's "Shrinking Cities" competition. A collaboration with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, the project confronts the depopulation and disinvestment of one of America's formerly great cities: Detroit. A response to the tendency within the architectural community to make a spectacle of Detroit, the project is, intentionally unspectacular, arguing for a "New Suburbanize" that could more evenly distribute wealth and opportunity.