A Poem of Glass and Steel

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  • Directed by Ryan Clancy
  • 2016USA5 minutesEnglish

Join us for some breakfast snacks and films in the boardroom at HTFC Planning & Design. The firm specializes in landscape architecture, community and resource planning, economic development, urban and interpretive design.

Primarily known for being the largest collection of Mies Van Der Rohe designed homes in the world, Detroit’s Lafayette Park is usually the subject of Architectural interest, leaving little said about its socioeconomic climate. This project narrates the experience of living in an iconic and rapidly changing neighbourhood. The area has been influenced by a grim past and faces an uncertain future, making this footage a valuable documentation of a fragile moment in time. As a result, “A Poem of Glass and Steel” questions the worth and sustainability of beauty and community.