EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

Women Who Weld (2014)

Project Details

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project - 2014

Author: Samantha Farr

Summary

This project focused on El Museo del Norte in Southwest Detroit. The museum was established in 2009 with funding from the University of Michigan Arts of Citizenship Program in order to document "the historical presence of latina/os in Michigan" (El Museo del Norte). The museum has a yard that is not being utilized to its full potential and the project objective is to create an engaging community space in this yard. This empowered young women in the area by teaching them many useful skills. The women also conducted surveys in the area in order to construct something that the community wants/needs out of the community space.