Documentary theater and drawing students’ collaboration, Fall 2015

Documentary theater students craft scripts addressing the impact of incarceration on families and drawing students respond to the scripts, Fall 2015

Humanize the Numbers is an ongoing project that utilizes collaborative art practices, public installations, and cross-disciplinary workshops to connect incarcerated men and women in Michigan prisons with hundreds of students, artists, researchers, and activists in Southeast Michigan.

Humanize the Numbers will facilitate community-wide entry points for students, faculty, community organizations, family members of incarcerated individuals, former prisoners, and policy makers to engage with the sources, impacts, and alternatives to mass incarceration.

An immersive and diverse array of workshops, panel discussions, actions, film screenings, and public forums become the stage for local knowledge to emerge, complicate, and activate the project’s artistic and civic potential.