“Detroit Resists” is a statement that describes movement-based direct action in Detroit opposing the displacement, dispossession, and destruction of African, indigenous, and activist communities whose labor and culture crucially contributed to the development of the city. “Detroit Resists” is also the name of a coalition working on behalf of an inclusive, equitable, and democratic city. In our work, our coalition has advanced the thesis that architecture can only be decolonized and democratized in solidarity with movement-based activism— the only site of emancipatory political agency in our historical conjuncture. In this talk, I will discuss some of the theoretical, historical, and practical implications of that thesis.
Further information: https://detroitresists.org/