Mar 09, 2017
Anthropology Colloquium Series I Krysta Ryzewski, Wayne State University
Title: "Communities, Archaeologies, and Detroit”
Date: Thursday, March 9th
Location: Burke Science Building, Room B103
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Why and how does archaeology matter in post-industrial cities like Detroit? Building on case studies from the Unearthing Detroit project,including both archaeological research and outreach initiatives, this talk evaluates the roles that archaeology has assumed in local communities over the past five years in Detroit – a time span that brackets the city’s dramatic decline into and emergence from bankruptcy. In post-industrial cities the combined pressures of derelict physical landscapes, historical legacies of inequality, and often conflicting revitalization agendas are realities that push urban contemporary and historical archaeologists into unconventional arenas of practice and political action.