The P-Funk inspired Mothership is a mobile DJ booth and broadcast module launched in Detroit’s historic North End. Channeling the Afro-Futurist sensibility and playfulness of the legendary funk emblem, the Mothership is designed to activate underused architectures and landscapes. It also operates as an urban icon and media tool, making a case for Detroit's locally rooted cultural narratives.

THE MOTHERSHIP, 2014

Detroit, Michigan

 

Principals:

Anya Sirota

Jean Louis Farges

 

In collaboration with:

Bryce Detroit


Project team:

Andrew Kremers

Ian Donaldson

Peter Halquist

 

Fab lab:

Dustin Brugmann

 

With assistance from:

Eric Harman, Eric Howard, Ryan Mason, Annelise Heeringa, Matthew Story, Sydney Brown

 

Animation:

YT Oh, DJ Los (original soundtrack)

 

Awards:

SXSW Eco Place by Design Award, Art + Interaction 2015

 

Thanks and support:

ArtPlace America, Knight Arts Foundation, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, University of Michigan