March 2010. Wes Janz, with faculty colleague Olon Dotson and student James Washington, at Tuskegee University (Alabama) for a lecture and conversations hosted by Professors Richard Dozier and Roderick Flucker.
Wes presented “Deconstructing Flint,” his recent consulting work on the house teardown process in Flint, Michigan, initiated by the Genesee Institute, funded by the Ruth Mott Foundation, and posted on-line as the “Deconstructing Flint” report. Olon spoke of his research into the “Fourth World” — Third World living conditions in the First World — a framework that he is currently developing in his doctoral studies at Purdue University. Both efforts by Janz and Dotson are informed by the Midwess Distress Tour (2006) and Distress Tour Too (2008) field trips they led to Rust Belt cities including: Braddock, Camden, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, East St. Louis, Flint, Gary, Philadelphia, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Youngstown.
Tuskegee Chapel, Tuskegee University
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Architecture Building, Tuskegee University
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