AMP Blog: detroit future
The urban planning magazine, Next City recently published two important articles by Detroit-based journalist Anna Clark that explore the complex and contentious planning process known as the Detroit Works Project, recently rebranded as Detroit Future City.
DFM For Everyone! Detroit Future Media (DFM) is opening up a select number of media making workshops to the public.
Last Saturday, we hosted an event celebrating two years of building a digital justice movement in Detroit through our two-year federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Fund grant. The Detroit Future Celebration was attended by more than 150 and featured a community report-back back followed by a DiscoTech (Discovering Technology) fair.
Check out below our report-back slideshow video, "Prezi" media showcase, and AMP Co-Director Jenny Lee's opening remarks from the event.
On Saturday Dec. 1, 2012 the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition (DDJC) and Detroit Future programs will celebrate two years of building a digital justice movement in Detroit. The Detroit Future celebration will mark the close of our Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant and will include a community report-back on how these federal funds were spent to benefit Detroit.
Communication is a fundamental human right. The Digital Stewards Program is an effort to actualize that right at the neighborhood-level in Detroit. This 10-week training, already underway, prepares teams of community organizers, people with construction skills and techies to design and deploy communications infrastructure with a commitment to the Detroit Digital Justice Principles.