Honors 1000 as a course encouraged me to look deeper into the mechanisms and history of Detroit. Despite my previous knowledge of the city, as well as my familial connection to the city, the course was able to allow me to form more ideas about the city through the connection of concepts taught to us within the class. The visitation of places in the city I had not previously visited however allowed for me to learn about a part of the city I never knew about, learning about the Redford Theater, or about the way in which The Eastern Market has functioned in the city allows for a deeper understanding of the city through different lenses, and it shows how urban form manifests differently throughout a place that is thought to be cohesive and one. Though my goals have always involved working and living in Detroit, the class has allowed me to interpret a place I consider home through a new lens.
Example of Work
This project was a cumulative of my work in the class, the assignment was to interpret a site in the city, a problem it adresses and how it aims to solve that problem. As an East Asian Studies major and an advocate for social justice I decided to speak on an issue I have only heard litttle about. I choose the displacement of Chinese-Americans in Detroit, I feel that this porject is very important as it allowed for me to deeply analyze a site that I saw more as a figurative statment, something that lacked full meaning. I feel this project especially allowed me to grow and show my interest in the city in a new way and because of that I decided to include it in my portfolio