Detroit City Study will be open to the city for academic co-working, or co-learning.
The heart of Detroit City Study is our Academic Incubator, the City Study Stewards. The group is made up of 12 PhD students representing over 10 departments and programs, working collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects.
learning design forum + workshops
We host a variety of public and academic workshops and discussion forums. Our Learning Design Forum is a weekly panel and group discussion, co-faciliated by university and community members on different topics of learning design.
City Studies are our city-wide co-learning events. They are facilitated by our City Study Stewards and/or community members on topics that intersect with their research and community interest. City Studies are discussion-based, and include textual as well as visual learning sources.
Detroit City Study is an academic co-working space in Detroit, renovating the social and spatial relations of urban research. Motivated by a breakdown in the value and infrastructure of education across universities and cities, Detroit City Study argues that in order to rethink education we must re-place it. Borrowing from the model of co-working, Detroit City Study opens up the practices of academic research through shared and open workspace, built around the needs of academic work and urban education. The space will operate as a collaborative workplace for place-based research with a direct pipeline toward public pedagogy, engaging urban researchers, students and community members in the first city-wide co-learning space.
Opening Up Academia
Closing the Gaps: Detroit, Community, University
The Academic Economy
Visit the Detroit Center for the Launch of Detroit City Study, a new co-learning space for city students and community members, hosted at the University of Michigan Detroit Center, this summer. The Launch Party Open House will take place Thursday, July 7, from 5-7 p.m. in the Monts Hall Gallery. Detroit City Study is a[…]