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11:00

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Conventional placemaking strategies privilege the values of practitioners and inaccurately reflect the needs of the communities they seek to serve.
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Accessible 3D-print is here and available, yet the industrial revolution that was announced with it hasn’t taken place as we expected. How come? Changing the way we do things requires more than just having new technical possibilities at hand. Experts and users in each field have to discover the new applications in their own specific areas and convince themselves to take the leap and innovate, which requires openminded, courageous creativity.
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12:00

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This session will explore the increasing use of surveillance in the city of Detroit, a majority black city through the Project Greenlight Program and facial recognition technology, and how a coalition of organizations in Detroit are challenging the city's use of this technology.
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Detroit is a large metropolis but because it is disconnected, it is less dynamic and innovative than it should be. As this region contemplates being a leader in new mobility technology, how should we invest in our own mobility options? How can new ways of mapping help bridge divides and describe a future that is broadly appealing? This talk will explore some realistic transit proposals in view of the ongoing work of the Regional Transit Authority and how we can describe them visually.
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13:00

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The problems of transportation begin with how (single-use, low density) urban development patterns have generated excessively long travel distances to jobs and other daily needs that can then be reached only by automobile. This has reduced the likelihood of having good/successful/affordable public transport or being able to bike or walk to our destinations, and reduced the access of the ones who really need it.
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Street Art is often unfairly relegated to the realm of the criminal and only recognized as a means of illegal, criminal, vandalistic artistic expression. This conceptualization is unfortunate because Street Art SHOULD be acknowledged as a legitimate art form and pillar of global creative culture. CANVASxDetroit's BOUNDLESS Street Art installation offers everyone an opportunity to learn + fully engage in the creative process. Each participant will be able to contribute to the Street Art canvas.
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Globally, most of us agree that Democracy needs to be updated. The most popularly followed democratic models were designed for populations that were smaller, more exclusive, less educated, and less connected than we are today. Not surprisingly, our politicians serve terms and seem non-responsive to their pronounced goals. Can equitable distribution of legislative and regulatory decision- making powers lead to a better Detroit? Though it may sound Utopian, isn't it possible? Yes!
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14:00

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What are 'diverse ways of thinking?' How can artistic intelligence help leaders produce innovative, imaginative ways of addressing 'wicked problems' or systemic issues? Imagination is not one skill or muscle, but a system of capacities for perception, sensing, discernment, insight, activity, choice-making, and divergent synthesis. This interactive talk offers ways to think about a community or team's aggregate breadth of imagination, and suggests how artistic intelligence can catalyze more.
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In order for art to achieve maximum social impact, artists + government officials + corporations + non-profit organizations must work intelligently + collaboratively to envision + execute meaningful, accessible creative engagement opportunities that benefit ALL. This session brings together key Detroit shareholders and international perspectives with the aim of identifying public barriers to art, collectively mitigating those factors, and creating solutions to improve art access/impact.
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English Workshop Beginner

Room 3

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The queer punk scene that emerged in the mid 1980s announced a departure from previous punk histories with an aggressive anti-racist, anti-homophobic, and anti-misogynistic position championed by LGBTQ+ youth. What began as a couple of scattered zines quickly swelled into a culture of bands, music labels, and festivals that united alienated queers under a gender-agnostic banner of DIY resistance. The workshop aims to harness the aspirations of this history through collective memory-work.
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17:00

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Detroit and dance culture are synonymous. Motown songs and techno tracks bring positive energy to the mind and move the body, regardless of time and place. Yet in Detroit itself dancing is prohibited after 2 a.m. This discussion led by the Detroit-Berlin Connection aims to shed light on how local laws must be changed to allow 24 hour expression of what the city does best: innovate, create, change the world.
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This research talk presents a multi-component index of access that measures accessibility of culture as a community resource to the diverse populations in urban areas.
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17:15
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18:15
English Workshop Everyone

Room 3

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The Fungal Queendom is often understudied, overlooked and misconstrued. This session will allow you to explore the miraculous, hidden world of Fungi. By applying systems thinking and basic environmental analysis, we can help solve food scarcity with mushrooms!
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How do minorities deal with the restrains on mobility online and offline in times of heightened discrimination in an urban setting? We interviewed 61 Muslims in the Detroit metro area who shared their experiences of, and responses to, Islamophobia on social media and face-to-face during the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign and aftermath. They discussed how their mobility around Detroit has been impacted. We argue Muslims in the US constitute a hyper differential counterpublic.
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18:00

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Detroit-based artists have impacted soul, country, rock, hip-hop, classical, jazz, blues, techno and pop music for many decades. Musical titans and household names like Aretha Franklin, the White Stripes and Big Sean hail from Detroit. Like other industries, Detroit's music scene is changing; weaving history, tech, art and soul into its new style. Join Motown Musician Accelerator, a new initiative for emerging artists, on an interactive walk through Detroit's world renowned music scene.
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Now very close friends, Chanell Scott Contreras and Joanna Dueweke-Perez originally had a difficult time building a working relationship. Coming from different lived experiences, races, and positions within the company, the two had to make the radical choice of inclusion in order to get things done together. That path, however, was hard AF and fraught with vulnerability. It's not enough to "be a good person."
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20:00

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30 minute excerpt of the award winning dance theater work written by poet Jessica Care moore, directed and choreographed by Aku Kadogo. Salt City takes place in an ancient salt mine in the past-future year, 3071. The dance theater work fuses poetry, techno and dance to elevate the conversation of the survival of indigenous people fighting against colonization and extinction around the globe.
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