rouse[d] will focus on re-inventing the city of detroit through the use of digital computation methodologies! this is an international open ideas competition challenging people to come up with designs that will rouse the city of detroit and encourage an evolution of our understanding of its unique urban environment. we have studied, examined, photographed, and proposed our ideas many times over, but how can we begin to take action to improve the overall condition of what so many believe to be a modern day ruins? every city has its history and detroit is no different, but now it’s our turn to “bounce back” and maybe not in the traditional or conventional way, but in a new, unprecedented way that is specific to the one-of-a-kind condition detroit presents to us. so the solution too, will be one-of-a-kind specific to our detroit … ranging from macro to micro, explore all options; this project is not just about the large scheme, but also the small details. the competition does have one condition; the site or sites must be in detroit proper.