|The Tireman Street Neighborhood, one of the areas under study. Basemap generated by Detroit Collaborative Design Center.|
Detroit Praxis Studio is structured around a site visit to African American neighborhoods in Detroit, particularly the Tireman, Nardin Park and Russell Woods neighborhoods. The studio will engage directly with local community groups, city agencies, the Detroit Design Collaborative and the National Park Service, among others. The photos, videos, interviews and other information collected from the site visit, along with other documentation collected during the course of the semester (maps, historic timelines) will be used to produce a series of maps, collages and digital videos that represent the historic and current condition of these neighborhoods and the communities that form them.