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Detroit School Research <em>Pecha Kucha</em>

Japanese for "chit chat," a pecha kucha is a presentation format in which each presenter is allowed 20 images, displayed for 20 seconds eash. After 6 minutes and 40 seconds, the next presenter is up. The result is a high-energy event filled with creative, interesting and concise presentations.

The presenters at this pecha kucha are graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are learning from and with Detroit and Detroit-like places. They include:

  • Michael McCulloch, Architecture, “Detroit’s Other Industry: Real Estate and the Culture of Elusive Security 1914-1929.”
  • Laura Gultekin, School of Nursing, “In Their Own Words: Exploring Family Homelessness in Detroit.”
  • Nicholas Rajkovich, Urban and Regional Planning,“Is it Hot in Cleveland? Assessing and Reducing Exposure to Thermal Stress in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.”
  • Eric Seymour, Urban and Regional Planning,“Destroying the Built City: The Role of Tax Foreclosure in Detroit."
  • Meagan Elliott, Sociology, “The G Word: Understanding Cultural Debates about Gentrification in Detroit.”
  • Laura Crommelin, Built Environment (at the University of New South Wales), “Detroit – A Model for Unruly Urban Branding?”
  • Matt Weber, Urban and Regional Planning,“Detroit is Like Caracas (Sort of).”
  • Natalie R. Sampson, School of Public Health,“Health and Freight Transport in the U.S.: Planning in Host Communities & the Case of Detroit.”
  • Patrick Cooper-McCann, Urban and Regional Planning, “Urban Triage: Planning for Decline in Cleveland and St. Louis in the 1970s.”
  • Lucas Kirkpatrick, postdoctoral scholar, Michigan Society of Fellows, “Sacrificial Cities: (Un)Dead Communities and the Politics of Possibility in Detroit.”

This is the final event in our 2012-13 series of colloquia exploring a Detroit School of Urban Studies. Come catch a glimpse of the future of this emerging and exciting area of scholarship.

Many thanks to the interdisciplinary group of sponsors who made this and all of the events in our series possible. Principal support for the series came from the Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars program of the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, with additional financial support from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the Urban and Regional Planning Program, the School of Social Work, the Residential College, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Sociology Department. Thank you!

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