Welcome to the Allied Media Conference 2015! 
Friday, June 19 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
A People's Oral History of Detroit in Pictures

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What is happening in Detroit and how did we get here? The Beehive is working on a graphic poster that explores Detroit's rich history and draws connections between large scale land grabs, the sweeping privatizations of public resources, and the resilience and brilliance of long time residents in the face of these challenges. The Beehive will share our process as we seek to represent Detroit in an accountable and loving way. We will preview images from the poster to get your feedback and end with some challenging questions.


Juan Martinez

Juan is a dynamically adorned builder of bicycle sculptures., none
Juan Martinez is a co-founder of the Beehive Design Collective and a proud five year member of Detroit's beloved community.

Antonio Rafael

Antonio Cosme is an xicana boricua writer, public speaker, entrepreneur, educator, artist, bee keeper and farmer from Southwest, Detroit. Having graduated Eastern Michigan University with double major in Political Science and Economics at a time when the State took over the city of Detroit through Emergency Management, a great deal of his work has been dedicated to lecturing, writing, and acting in opposition to the neoliberal assault on his city and attacks on water. His viral street art has been featured in movies, articles and research papers. Antonio cofounded the Raiz Up art collective in 2012, a xicano and indigenous hiphop collective using art as way to create consciousness and support movement #Raizup. More than just resisting the abuse of public goods, land, water and people, Antonio is working to transform his community through organizing, artistic endeavors and ecological community development through his farm #swgrows and the #SWBeetroit a new cooperative honey beekeeping business., The Raiz Up
Antonio Rafael, Xicano Boricua educator, farmer, artist and community organizer/activist from Southwest, Detroit cofounded the Raiz Up art collective focused on decolonial edutainment and supporting movement in 2012. He fights against watershutoffs/neoliberal policies with the People’s... Read More →

Friday June 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
McGregor: Room J
  Hands-on Workshop