Conversation with Emily Kutil

Edited by: Jamie Ferello


Business Casual is an ongoing lecture and panel discussion series showcasing emerging creative practices. The series provides an accessible, conversation based atmosphere that encourages students, faculty and the public to actively participate in the conversation. Business Casual is curated and hosted by David Corns and Ingrid Schmidt in conjunction with the GSA and has received a Graduate Student Group Grant. 

Emily Kutil is an architectural designer, educator, and researcher from Detroit, Michigan. She is an Instructor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, where she teaches undergraduate design studios and visualization courses focused on fabrication and representation. Kutil is a founding member of We the People of Detroit Community Research Collective, an interdisciplinary collaboration between community activists, academics, and designers focused on water, land, and education issues in Detroit. Kutil also coordinates Black Bottom Street View, a project to visualize Detroit’s historic Black Bottom neighborhood. Black Bottom Street View was awarded a Knight Arts Challenge Grant in 2016. Kutil earned her Master of Architecture (with High Distinction) in 2013 from the University of Michigan, and her Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2011 from the University of Cincinnati.

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