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Racializing Space: Housing, Inequality, and Resistance in Detroit, 1930-2020 is a historical analysis, visualization, and urban humanities-based interpretation of structural racism as it relates to housing in Detroit and southeast Michigan.

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Detroit Historical Society

Tracy Irwin, exhibition design
Billy Wall-Winkel, public historian


Research Team
University of Michigan: Architecture and Urban Planning

Jonathan Massey, dean of college
Tim Berke, PhD student
Robert Fishman, American urban historian
Larissa Larsen, urban and regional planning
Joshua Powell, architect

What is the research methodology? Read the rationale.


Design Team
University of Michigan: Public Design Corps

Jacob Comerci, academic initiatives
Fangtian Ni
Bangyu Xu
Ranya Betts-Chen
Tessa Broek
Ling Jin

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