THE CENTER FOR JAPANESE STUDIES
in partnership with
THE U-M BICENTENNIAL &
DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL
IN DETROIT & REGIONAL JAPAN
SEP 27-30 // DETROIT + ANN ARBOR
A four-day series of collaborative workshops and exhibitions between community-building groups in Detroit and the shrinking communities of northeastern Japan impacted by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
ABOUT THE ISHINOMAKI-DETROIT COLLABORATIVE
The Ishinomaki-Detroit Collaborativeis a transnational and community-engaged learning initiative for University of Michigan undergraduates and our community partners in Detroit and Ishinomaki City.
Over the course of a three semester curriculum spanning southeast Michigan and Japan, participating students facilitate joint projects between pairs of analogous community organizations working in Detroit and Ishinomaki.
The program’s mission is to forge mutually-beneficial collaborations for our partners in both cities, while fostering intercultural fluency, civic responsibility, creative confidence, and self-agency in our students.
Community partners include makerspaces, k-12 IT education, community design, and agricultural organizations in Detroit and Japan.