Detroit Recordings Company is putting out a call for (4) volunteer interns to participate in a neighborhood design project taking place in Detroit’s historic North End neighborhood, called the Detroit Design Diplomacy ProjectTM.
This main objectives of the Detroit Design Diplomacy ProjectTM are two-fold:
OBJECTIVE 1: DIPLOMATIC DESIGN PROCESSLed by cultural designer Bryce Detroit and urban planner/policy director Aurash Khawarzad (Race Forward / Center for Social Inclusion) sets out to:
• Create a participatory design process that is rooted in cultivating and advancing the grassroots leadership of the people native to the neighborhoods, in the areas of architecture, design, and neighborhood planning. • Create a participatory design process that serves as a toolkit for Diasporic Afrikan and Indigenous residents to diplomatically facilitate outside collaboration, in their neighborhoods. • Create a participatory design process that facilitates connected youth engagement throughout every stage of an architectural design process, from inception to implementation. An outcome of this project will be using the diplomatic design process to design and fabricate a new cultural marker for the North End Detroit neighborhood.
OBJECTIVE 2: CULTURAL MARKER FOR THE NORTH END’S NEW MUSIC ECONOMY
A diplomatic design project, led by afrofuturist music producer/artist Bryce Detroit (Detroit Recording Company), to engage a diverse group of resident stakeholders and outside partners, in designing and fabricating a new afrofuturist cultural maker that will activate an underutilized site, as well as amplify and expand the narrative broadcast of the entertainment justice-led cultural and economic development on historic Oakland Avenue.
DETROIT RECORDINGS COMPANY
Detroit Recordings Company is an entertainment justice-based independent label and music production company that uses the power of entertainment media arts to preserve, produce, and promote new Afrikan x Indigenous narratives, cultural literacies, and translocal cooperative music economies.
The dates of the Detroit Design Diplomacy ProjectTM are June 18th - August 17th, 2018. Please keep in mind that no remuneration for the internship is provided, but support in receiving funding if needed is available, especially via GSD's Summer Community Service Fellowship (applications due March 9, 2018)
For your application, please submit the following documents in a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org :
• Resume • Cover Letter • Portfolio
• Detroit Recordings Company• Detroit Collaborative Design Center • Incite Focus Fab Lab (DET) • Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition (DET) • PRESS: Design Firm (NYC) • Race Forward / Center for Social Inclusion (NYC) • The Hip Hop Architecture Camp (DET) • Urban Artists Collective (MAD/DET)