On a recent Saturday afternoon the student group Crowd 313 took over the sculpture studio to work on producing signs for a guerrilla marketing campaign advertising their first music event, Detroit Sound Fest.
Crowd 313, which is headed up by Stamps student, Matt Rosner, is dedicated to changing students’ perception of Detroit through meaningful interactions and involvement in the city. As Matt sees it, there are so many cool things about Detroit: "It’s a mess but it’s a beautiful mess and the idea of staying here and working through the challenges means also playing a role in how we envision a post industrial society."
After spending six months of researching students’ perceptions and engagement with the city, the group decided they needed to start where students are. “We found that most people really don’t know much about the city or if they do, it’s often ill-founded,” Matt says.
So, first off: bring Detroit to Ann Arbor. Detroit Sound Fest will feature bands and foods from Detroit including, A Hand in the Ocean, Kickstand Band, Little Animal, and DJ’s Manuel Gonzales and Conor Mendenhall. It will be held at Eat at the Hub, 1215 South University, from 5pm-10pm. Check it out!
(photos by Nicholas Williams)