A Brief History of Detroit: Migration, Manufacturing, Memory

Last Saturday, I gave a talk at Contested Spaces, a collaborative course taught by Ana María León (University of Michigan), Tessa Paneth-Pollak (Michigan State University), and Olga Touloumi (Bard College) where they investigate how architecture intersects with race, class, and gender. The Saturday session where I gave my talk was part of the final workshop for the course, which focused on the contested spaces of Detroit. My talk, "A Brief History of Detroit: Migration, Manufacturing, Memory," attempted to convey a few broad themes in Detroit's history that have contributed to the city's current struggles. See the full video of the talk here.