Class description

In this class, U-M and Yale University will partner across disciplines and universities to confront this problem. Through an equity-based process, we will abandon the practice model separating designers from the politics, ethics, and mechanics of construction to create a framework for rethinking plantation sites within the portfolio of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other sites of contestation. Students from law, architecture, history, policy, business, and other disciplines will develop skills to manage a project, apply problem-solving tools, interview experts, understand historical research methods, and craft solutions that confront the legacies of chattel slavery and its modern expressions.