AAS 498 - DAAS In Action
Fall 2021, Section 002 - Filming the Future of Detroit
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course is a rare opportunity to engage Detroit simultaneously from theoretical and practical perspectives, from the perspectives of music history, social history, architectural history, cultural anthropology, literature, and film… We will read, we will write, and we will learn how to make films with the help of an award-winning filmmaker from Berlin. We will approach Detroit from the perspectives of race, gender, sexuality, democracy, urbanization, suburbanization, industrialization, de-industrialization, emergency management, and the future. In thinking about the future, we will think about the extent to which Detroit is representative of American and other urban futures, and to what extent is the exception. We will also examine Detroit's place in the world. How does it compare to Mumbai in India, Johannesburg in South Africa, and how does it compare to Berlin in Europe? Finally, we will work with a group of young people who live in and are growing up in Detroit. We will learn not only how to see Detroit from their perspectives, but also how to collectively produce films about it. The course will end in public screenings in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

Schedule

AAS 498 - DAAS In Action
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
33107
Open
26
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
33108
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 2:00PM

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