The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

The Edward Ginsberg Center and the Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Interdisciplinary Academic Affairs warmly invite you and your colleagues to join us for breakfast and a series of talks.

The Ginsberg Center’s Dewey Series recognizes the enduring legacy of philosopher and educational reformer John Dewey, who taught at U of M in the 1890’s,  and later, went on to found the New School for Social Research. Chief among Dewey’s enduring ideas were that thought is the means through which we come to understand and connect with the world around us, and, that universal education is the key to teaching people how to abandon their habits and think creatively via learning through doing.

2018 Dewey Lecture

April 6 8:45am-11:00am

Rackham Building, Assembly Hall, 4th floor
915 E Washington St
Free - includes breakfast

"Detroit Collaborative Design Center: Amplifying the Diminished Voice of Detroit's Urban Landscape" will be given by Charles Cross, ASLA, the Senior Landscape Designer at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center; as well as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. He maintains a firm belief that underserved communities deserve good design, and therefore should be the patrons of the process -not just the consumers of the end product.

  • 8:45-9:15       Breakfast & Networking
  • 9:15-9:25       Introductions/Welcome
  • 9:25-9:55       Presentations from U of M campus/community partnerships in research and teaching
  • 9:55-10:10    Table discussions
  • 10:10-10:45 Keynote
  • 10:40-11:00  Questions & Closing

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