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A Poem of Glass and Steel A Project of Documentaries

Primarily known for being the largest collection of Mies Van Der Rohe designed homes in the world, Detroit's Lafayette Park is usually the subject of Architectural interest, leaving little said about its socioeconomic climate. This project narrates the experience of living in an iconic and rapidly changing neighborhood. The area has been influenced by a grim past and faces an uncertain future, making this footage a valuable documentation of a fragile moment in time. As a result, "A Poem of Glass and Steel" questions the worth and sustainability of beauty and community.

Crew Information:

Ryan Clancy
Credit: Writer, Director, Cinematographer

Current research graduate student of Journalism at Wayne State University, Ryan Clancy is a published Detroit filmmaker, journalist and photographer with work featured in Stand Quarterly,, Arch daily and Elusive magazine.

Cameron Giniel
Credit: Assistant Director, Sound Engineer

Graduate of the University of Michigan's school of Media Studies, Cameron has worked as a cinematographer, editor and sound engineer on a variety of PBS funded video and film series that focus on the culture of Detroit.

Mark Macinnis
Credit: Executive Producer

Established Detroit filmmaker and producer. His film Urban Roots opened in 70 cities and can be found in Whole Foods markets throughout the US.

Places the short film has been published:

Arch Daily:

Elusive Magazine:

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