S P E A K E A S Y
Pop-Up Parlor on Six Mile in Detroit, December 2016
Why yes, yes we could.
On a snowy evening in December, we transformed the storefront of the future Detroit Sip into a "speakeasy" for urban exchange.
We packed & moved our parlor up from Midtown, and we worked with the good people at Detroit Collaborative Design Center, Patrick Thompson Design, Model D & Live6 to set-up the space. Our friends at Axle Brewing Company and Detroit City Distillery came through with the libations.
We invited some friends from Chicago & Philadelphia to join us and share their work:
- Carson Poole, Place Lab Chicago
- Tayyib Smith, Little Giant Creative
- Meegan Denenberg, Little Giant Creative
- Michelle Freeman, Witty Gritty
- Jermaine Jenkins, Witty Gritty
Together we filled the house, and learned about cool projects like Tayyib & Meegan's Institute for Hip Hop Entrepreneurship and Michelle & Jermaine's activation of American Street Feast. Better yet, through planning this event, Lauren's "speakeasy" concept turned into a longer series of community conversations to bring residents together & share ideas for the future.
Photography by Bree Gant for Model D
With special thanks to Knight Foundation and Kresge Foundation for their support of the Consulate & On the Ground