The University Record, January 14, 2002

Multimedia exhibition presents memories of heroes

By Dana Fair

Two sides of an interactive exhibit piece. Architecture student Kevin Bell (above) fixes last minute bugs with the audio-visual set up. The display’s other side (right) is an artistic design. (Photos by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services)

It was a feast for the senses—what one might expect from a collaborative effort involving the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the College of Engineering, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Music.

As part of the 2002 MLK Spirit Awards on North Campus, a team of architecture students designed and built an installation to present multimedia honoring the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Pierpont Commons exhibition, titled “Lest We Forget: Memories of Our Heroes,” launched with a multi-sensory reception Jan. 9. Attendees were treated to four large black and white panels featuring selected words written or spoken by Dr. King. The hanging panels surround a center installation, which is designed so visitors can sit comfortably while watching a film presentation about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.

Nathan Swift and Gloria Lee served as project advisers. Students involved in the installation included Kevin Bell, Kyle Emery, Jeffrey Hoag, Michael Leaveck, Hillary Leonard, Jaron Lubin, Gregory Pinter, Eric Ratkowski and Stacie Shephard.

This unique exhibit will be open throughout the month of January. For more information, contact Lisa Payton, (734) 647-7151.