CPA Detroit
Common Production Agency

Why we fell in love with the CPA-Building

The CPA-Building stands tall on the corner of Michigan Avenue and 14th Street adjacent to Michigan Central Depot and Roosevelt Park. It was built in the 1920′s and has a long history as the headquarter ...

Why we fell in love with Corktown

Corktown was founded in 1834 and is the oldest neighborhood of Detroit. It is located in the core of Detroit between Downtown and Mexican-Town and has an urban character in the sout and at the ...

Private Property vs. Access

We believe that the question of property is the key to understanding Detroit, its history, problems and possible solutions. The belief in private property is wired deeply inside of us. The German philosopher Hegel described ...

Mein Haus ist dein Haus

The book “Mein Haus ist dein Haus” borrows its title from the Spanish proverb “Mi casa es su casa.” This sentence translates to “My house is your house” and is used by a host to ...

About our Mission

Our mission is to create, produce and multiply commons, as shared places, goods and architecture. We believe in commons and the benefit for the people. Our aim is to promote sharing as economical, ecological and ...

Work process, plans and models

DETROIT Analysis. On the wall: mapping of historical development and present situation, density, housing conditions, demographic facts etc. In the front: Scale model of Corktown / I-75 / and the plots around the building. Materials: gypsum, ...

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