We are an experimental design 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

It is our opinion that experimental practice should perpetually dialogue with the city. The city as “place” rather than “municipality”. We situate our practice within present day Detroit, MI, which we believe to be a realm for experimental urbanism and a hub for industrial processes, materials, and space.

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

2015

Ebi Baralaye

Christina Cioffari

Ingrid Schmidt

Christian Tschanz

2014

Ariel Ruvinsky

2013

Jojo Chuang

Michael Neville

Beverly Eichenlaub

2012

Victoria Shaheen

Mark Dineen

 
 

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