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Making Community: Art & Urban Renewal - Detroit, Michigan

Info Session Dates for Summer 2022:


Immerse yourself in local issues while working to come up with collaborative solutions through art, design, and construction.

The North End of Detroit, where this class takes place, is home to many artists and activists who are creating new models for sustainable and collaborative economic survival-building farms and co-ops amidst the physical decimation of their neighborhood. Students will gain techniques for community organizing, hands on skills in sculpture and construction, training in Theater of the Oppressed, and a history of housing, gentrification, and activism in Detroit. Students also participate in visits to and tours of key sites related to struggles for equity in Detroit.

This course is an upper level arts elective with no prerequisites required; it is available as an upper level elective for all majors. The course also fulfills The Arts OR Other World Civilizations Core Requirement/SUNY General Education Requirement.

Student eligibility and the application process is identical to our faculty-led study abroad programs. Payments and billing as well as withdrawal and refunds are also the same. Purchase does not offer scholarships for study away programs.

Click here to learn more and apply to the Making Community: Art and Renewal program.