We are an experimental studio situated in Detroit’s East side. Our aim is to prompt alternative urban discourse and empower positive change at varied scales.


INCREASED STABILITY  =  INCREASED FIELD FOR EXPERIMENTATION

Stability sets the stage for true interdisciplinary overlap and unexpected, compelling results. This has been the core mission of the Talking Dolls for the past five years. In service to that mission we’ve been able to accomplish the following: 1) stability 2) business and project incubation 3) facility growth and 4) talent retention in Detroit. Stability in interdisciplinary design practice is necessary in many areas including financial, location, personnel, safety, maintenance in facilities and equipment, and space. The members of TD have been able to extend these assets to artists, designers, and writers needing space, expertise, and an entry point to starting their practice in Detroit.

Our output manifests as graphics, objects, environments, books, performance art, and critical writing.


 

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CURRENT RESIDENTS


Talking Dolls believe Detroit offers immeasurable opportunity for establishing a sustainable studio practice, if given a chance.


As an extension of this belief, we invite artists and designers to join us in our studio space as a stabilizing element of their practice. We hope our continued relationships with these individuals and groups will be mutually enriching for years to come.


PAST RESIDENTS

Complex Movements

Anthony Marcellini



INCUBATOR RESIDENCY


We offer shared studio space for a limited number of returning Cranbrook Students during their summer break and introduce them to the practice we have established for ourselves.

PAST INCUBATOR RESIDENTS

2016

Jova Vargas

Reuben Telushkin

Hannah Dewhirst

Meredith Phillips

2015

Ebi Baralaye

Christina Cioffari

Ingrid Schmidt

Christian Tschanz

2014

Ariel Ruvinsky

2013

Jojo Chuang

Michael Neville

Beverly Eichenlaub

2012

Victoria Shaheen

Mark Dineen

 
 

PAST CO-DIRECTORS

Aaron Jones

Mark Dineen



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