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.
Dr. Lisa Fisher
Sociology and Anthropology
Gibson, Aram E., ""Destroyer or Detroit: An Investigation of the Relationship Between Urban Revitalization and Public-Art In Detroit, Michigan Through Photographic Cartography" (2017). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7642.
Photography | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
Detroit Graffiti Urban Revitalization Neo-Colonialism
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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