Associate Professor Andrew Herscher is away from U-M this academic year to serve as a Stanford Arts Initiative fellow. Herscher will work with the Stanford Program on Urban Studies and teach one undergraduate course, “How to be Governed Otherwise: Art, Activism, and the City.” Herscher will bring a group of Stanford students to Detroit on a spring break trip for an immersive experience in Detroit’s contemporary art, focusing on the intersections between art, activism, race, and austerity politics. While at Stanford, Herscher will work on his book, Creative Class Conflict, which explores the role of art in both the neoliberal restructuring of post-bankruptcy Detroit and activist resistance to that so-called renewal.