Dan Pitera is a political and social activist masquerading as an architect. He is presently the Executive Director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. Mr. Pitera co-led the Civic Engagement process for the Detroit Works Long Term Planning initiated by Mayor Bing in 2010. On January 9, 2013, Long Term Planning team released its decision- making framework titled: Detroit Future City. Under his di- rection since 2000, the Detroit Collaborative Design Center won the 2011 and 2002 Dedalo Minosse International Prize and was included in the US Pavilion of the 2008 and 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture.
The Brown Bag will take place from 12-1pm on Friday January 23, 2015 in ARCH 147.