Urban Heritage and transformation in the Moran Street neighborhood

kerstin July 11th, 2010

20th of June - 1st of July 2010

Research field trip from „Urban Heritage“ PhD students of the Bauhaus University of Weimar in collaboration with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit.

FILTER DETROIT asks the PhD students to explore the immediate vicinity of the Moran Street using their own research skills and practices. Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Frank Eckhardt (Bauhaus University in Weimar), Susan La Porte and Doug Kisor (CCS) as well as Kerstin Niemann (FILTER DETROIT) they will document their findings. Their visual, theoretical or physical input will be taken over by students from theCollege for Creative Studies and then further worked on. The collaborative results become part of the Living Archive of FILTER DETROIT.

Bi-national PhD Program Urban Heritage: The doctorate program is dedicated to the research complex of cultural heritage in the context of contemporary and future urban development. It operates with an expanded concept of “heritage”, transcending historic preservation and urban development policies characterized by awareness of history. This concept considers the political and sociological constitution of the city as deserving conservation in regard to its capacity for social integration and local democracy.

Location: FILTER DETROIT, 12645 Moran Street, MI 48212 Detroit

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