What does it mean to work, live, study, and teach in the region? What do we mean by the term “Rust Belt”?
Activity: Community introductions and exercises aimed at moving towards a collective definition of the term “Rust Belt.”
Readings: Excerpts from Phil Christman’s Midwest Futures (2020) and Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology (2012). The authors’ collective definitions of the region will help to generate a productive dialogue.