Abstract

This study seeks to investigate the relationship between urban-revitalization and public- art in Detroit, Michigan. My research is grounded in a literary and theoretical framework from Ulmer (2016), Freitag (2014), Marx (1844), Lefebvre (1970/ 2003), Adorno (1970), DuBois (1903), and many others.

Acknowledging that the studied phenomena are multi-faceted and dynamic, my research employs a primary method of photographic cartography paired with material discursive fault lines and public-media analysis. The fault lines that emerge in my research are based in shared aesthetic content that evolves around aesthetic ownership, restriction, beauty, history, activism, neoliberalism, and democracy.

Advisor

Dr. Lisa Fisher

Department

Sociology and Anthropology

Disciplines

Photography | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

Publication Date

2017

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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