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Noir Design Parti

Documenting the work of Black Architects in Michigan

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The impactful legacy of Detroit architect Nathan Johnson. In honor Nathan Johnson, AIA passing on November 5, 2021 Karen AD Burton and Saundra Little, FAIA had an interview with April Baer of Stateside a Michigan Radio program about this great architect's work of on the City of Detroit. A true Detroit Trailblazing architect!

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Starting the real conversations!

Presented by Live 6 Alliance & the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at the University of Detroit Mercy with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Recorded Panel Discussion on Facebook with Architect / Owner teams of three West McNichols Road business in the Liv 6 neighborhood. This event was be moderated by: Karen Burton and Saundra Little co-founders of Noir Design Parti. Live6 and Noir Parti will be an ongoing Exhibit following the Panel Discussion on November 18th.

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Storytelling the work of Black Architects

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Noir Design Parti is a "Spark"

Noir Design Parti and a story published by Curbed Detroit is sparking conversation about the history of African-American architects in Detroit.

Matthew Piper

For Years, Black Architects Have Been Underrepresented In Their Field. A Local Group is Trying to Change That.

CultureShift , LaToya Cross

Great to have Noir Design Parti as Knight Arts Corhort member and partnership between our two organizations. Black Bottom Street view enjoys the partnership.

Emily Kutil, Black Bottom Street View