Missy Ablin and Allen Gillers join Flint Public Art Project as its 2014 Architects-in-Residence. Ablin designs architectural objects, spaces, and situations that amplify latent cultural infrastructures by organizing experimental design and building practices. She has produced and exhibited work at SFMoMA, on the West Bank, in rural France, Lebanon, New York, abandoned infrastructures in Detroit, suburban Chicago and beyond. Ablin holds an M.Arch. from University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
Gillers designs playfully transgressive, accessible civic engagements. He renders explicit protagonists sometimes forgotten by history and rearticulates a nascent architectural political agency. His work and research focuses on tactical appropriations in a variety of charged landscapes across the American Rustbelt, Rural France, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Gillers received an M.Arch. from University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and a B.A. in architecture from Columbia University.