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Posted 04.05.12 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Placement & Corine Vermeulen: Living with Mies: The Towers at Lafayette Park



Mr. Parker, The Pavilion

“I’ve lived here 42 years! I came here the year of the riots. It was a popular place to live back then. The screening was rather strict, it was a different clientele, more professional, that was my impression. ... I’ll put it this way, I’d say most of the people that live here now don’t really know about the history of the building. Not that it was perfect before, but people were different.”

[Portrait by Corine Vermeulen; view by Lana Cavar]

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ABOUT THE ESSAY

Living with Mies: The Towers at Lafayette Park
On Places, photographer Corine Vermeulen and the design collective Placement offer a glimpse of life in Lafayette Park, the Mies van der Rohe-designed residential complex in Detroit.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Placement is a transient, site-specific project by graphic designers Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar and Natasha Chandani.
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Corine Vermeulen is a Dutch artist who has been working and living in Detroit since 2006.
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