nick tobier
Nick Tobier

Nick studied sculpture and landscape architecture and worked as project manager at Storefront for Art & Architecture.  Nick’s focus as an artist and designer is with the social lives of public places, both in built structures and events.  He has designed and/or activated bus stops, farms, kitchens, boulevards, and have worked within and without municipal structures in Detroit, Tokyo, Toronto and San Francisco.

Current projects include Marvelous Guests, a series of site-specific urban interventions and Brightmoor Bikes and Trailers, a hands-on workshop for designing, building and distributing utility bicycles, tricycles and trailers in Detroit.

Nick is an Associate Professor and Director of National Engagement at the Stamps School of Art and Design and the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.
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01. Collected Lots issue 21: October 2015
02. Small Loop for a Large City issue 13: January 2015
03. Art & Gentrification Series Introduction (co-written with stephen garrett dewyer, Jennifer Junkermeier and Ryan Harte) issue 13: January 2015