PubPol 710.003

PubPol 710.003: Slavery and the Built Environment: The Plantation

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Fall 2022
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This class is an interdisciplinary problem solving class offered at the Law School through the Problem Solving Initiative (PSI).

The built environment bears the stamp of slavery supported by new forms of forced labor. Starting with an understanding that architecture isn't value-neutral and that racism intersects with urban planning, land use, and environmental problems, this class will confront such issues through a U-M/Yale partnership. Students will create a framework for the National Slavery Memorial in Washington, D.C., as multidisciplinary teams from law, planning, history, and other fields learn problem-solving skills, conduct research, and approach the politics, ethics, and mechanics of construction holistically.

This class is open to all University of Michigan graduate and professional students. Please note: Non-Law students are responsible for checking with their own schools, colleges, or units to learn if a PSI class will count toward graduation or other departmental requirements.

Non-law graduate/professional students may apply for the course using the PSI application system ( March 14-28, 2022. After the initial application period, students seeking to apply can contact [email protected].