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Curio[sity]

  • Detroit Center for Design + Technology 4219 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI, 48201 United States (map)

Look around your home and think about the memories attached to items.
Do any articles spark curiosity into the past? Maybe they tell the story of visiting your grandma's home when you were little, or a visit to Belle Isle last summer. Maybe they spark joy, because they were made by a neighbor or a local artist.

Whether it’s a photo of your favorite building, a perfect Motown vinyl, or a knickknack that makes you smile-- we want you to join us for an evening of show-and-tell. There is no better way to get to know fellow neighbors and lovers of architecture, history, and place, than showing off a little piece of home. Bring your curio, to share with the group! If you like, your items will be photographed and showcased in our digital gallery!

Then, we’ll host a facilitated conversation about the future of our communities. We want to know why you are passionate about your community and what we can do to help you leave your mark.
Is it hands-on workshops to teach you how to fix your old wood floors? Maybe it is a behind-the-scenes tour of a building being fixed up that will inspire you? Or it could be learning more about Detroit's history through a bike tour! We want to hear more about what YOU want and why!

7p Doors open
7:30 Share your curio
8p Future of Communities activity with Sarah Marsom

The event is free & open to the public, donations are welcomed! We will be on the first level of the building facing Woodward Ave.
Event supported by: Brick+Beam, Building Hugger, Detroit Center for Design + Technology, and MY Preservation

About our host
Sarah Marsom
Through nearly 10-years of experience working at historic sites, Sarah Marsom has developed a keen understanding of storytelling and connecting people to the past. She has crafted hands-on workshops, tours, successfully pursued historic designation, and executed speciality research projects. Marsom works to improve the preservation movement’s accessibility by empowering the next generation of community advocates and increasing the representation of lesser known histories. If historic preservation is inaccessible, it is neither relevant nor revolutionary.
In 2018, Sarah was recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as the recipient of the American Express Aspire Award during the 2018 National Preservation Awards and as an honoree of the inaugural 40 Under 40: People Saving Place's list.
She’s the creator of the Tiny Activist Project, and currently lives in a bunglaow in Columbus, OH which she’s rehabbing. Her family’s Michigan history dates back to 1859, when her greatx2 grandparents immigrated to Detroit from England and lived there for multiple generations. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn!