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Just Water: A Talk on Race and Water Rights in Detroit

November 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
CSRE Conference Room, Building 360, Room 361K

Andrew Herscher will present a fascinating talk that links the current controversy over water rights, real estate, and housing in Detroit to the deep history of how settler colonialism extracted water rights from indigenous peoples. He is a co-founding member of a series of militant research collaboratives including the We the People of Detroit Community Research Collective, the Commuyne Research Commune, and Detroit Resists. In his scholarly work, he explores the architecture of political conflict, resistance, and transformation; among his books are Violence Taking Place: The Architecture of the Kosovo Conflict (Stanford University Press, 2010), The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit (University of Michigan Press, 2012), and Displacements: Architecture and Refuge (Stanford Press, 2017). He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan and will be a Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford in Spring 2018.

Event Co-Sponsor(s): 
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Native American Studies Program, and the African and African-American Studies Program