Renee Sandoval is a Detroit based Graphic Design + Photography student at Wayne State University. She created High-Five Detroit for a service learning class entitled Art as a Social Practice, concentrating on how the convergence of art + community help revive Detroit.

The first assignment was to choose a Detroit based community partner to work with throughout the course of the term. My community partner of choice was the artist collective Salt and Cedar / Market Studio Kitchenlocated in historic Eastern Market. I enjoyed working alongside founders Leon Johnson and Megan O'connell for a past community based class entitled Detroit Methods, which I briefly blogged about here.

Throughout the course of the semester we will integrate two componenets: (1) an academic classroom experience, and (2) a community-based project. We will investigate two themes, (1) the social role of arts in society and (2) the impact of the arts on placemaking through reading, in class and online discussions, and through reflective writing and a culminating term project.

To find out more, visit our class website >>

Blog created + designed  by Renee J. Sandoval.

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