AMP Blog: detroit future

Next City covers AMP’s local digital justice work

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.

Preparing a silkscreen of an original design in the Graphics class

Register for workshops in Beatmaking or Wearable Electronics

DFM For Everyone! Detroit Future Media (DFM) is opening up a select number of media making workshops to the public.

Twitter Training at Detroit Future Celebration Discotech. Photo by Piper Carter.

Report-back video, media showcase, and opening remarks from the Detroit Future Celebration

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.

Learn how we used $1.8 million in stimulus funds to seed a digital justice movement in Detroit

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.

Photos by Nathaniel Mullen

AMP partners with the Open Technology Institute to launch Digital Stewards Program

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.