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22nd International Pedagogy & Theater of the Oppressed Conference Meets Detroit

I was first introduced to Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed in 2005 when I was deeply immersed in a career in the not-for-profit theater world. Shortly thereafter I was introduced to Theater of the Oppressed as a practice. The combination of these two events has led to a profound change in the way IContinue Reading

A Fisheye View from Field Street

  Support the Alt Space GoFundMe campaign. I’m super thrilled to learn that there’s a farmers market on Field Street on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. It’s the perfect time for people stopping in on the way home from work. The market is at Fields Street & Mack Avenue, just a few blocksContinue Reading

Planting a Vinyard

  Support the Alt Space GoFundMe campaign. alt space which is a community incubator space developing sustainable independent, grassroots and community-driven projects that bring social and economic viability to the Island View community. This center for alternative work, play and lodging is now the largest vineyard in the City of Detroit since prohibition. If you’d like toContinue Reading

Sharing Food and Thought on Field Street

  Support the Alt Space GoFundMe campaign. On Friday, January 2, 2015 alt space broke out the chaffing dishes and dinner ware for a potluck with a few Detroiters who are transforming the city one neighborhood at a time. Yusef came from the west-side where he is Restoring the Neighbor Back to the Hood andContinue Reading

New Culture for New Work

Attending the New Work New Culture Conference in October 2014 was a chance to convene with thinkers from all walks of life who are interested in discover new ways to bring both joy and sustainability to the system of work in our post-millennial world. There were participants from across the U.S. and around the globe.

Two Conferences in Detroit – Part One

In Detroit for the Allied Media Conference and Detroit 2013: Making a Way Out of No Way. I spent the first two days working my tail off with Matt to whip the house into some semblance of order.