Mapping Whose Detroit?

Event details
When

Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Where

Online

Clark Library, Hatcher Library South

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Event typeLecture/Discussion

Join us for a talk with Alex B. Hill, adjunct professor at Wayne State University and principal cartographer for DETROITography, a project conceived and curated by him that creates and features maps of Detroit.

Join us in person in the Clark Library, on the 2nd floor of the Hatcher Library, or register above to join us virtually via Zoom.

Events past and present have shaped Detroit’s physical geography as well as our perceptions of its shape — not only spatially, but also as it pertains to identity and sense of community. DETROITography places emphasis on the unique way that people within the city think about space and place — their own idiosyncratic demographics and pathways and memories, all offering an array of insights and directives as to the exact location of Detroit embedded within history, but at the same time, transformative related to dominant narratives of the city.

A map of Cass Corridor/Midtown and Alex B. Hill.

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Tim Utter · tutter@umich.edu

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