Incite Focus is a world-recognized, state-of-the-art production and training lab focused on the relationships between digital fabrication, permaculture, experiential learning, and appropriate technology. It is a key fabrication lab to combine these four areas of interest, which provides a holistic approach to sustainable community building. Incite Focus serves a community of thinkers and doers from students as young as 14 years of age, to young adults, to the neighborhood community group. It is a collaborative learning space where concepts and ideas are realized through technologies that give its users the capacity to create personal, household, community, commercial and industrial products using best-practices.
On Thursday a light meal will be provided after the tours.
From Friday through Sunday mid-day, we will provide vegan meals on site. There will be a continental breakfast with baked goods from Avalon Bakery available in the mornings. Delicious lunches and dinners will be provided by three small local caterers: Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe, Guerrilla Food and Under the Rainbow Catering.
Minimal waste event
In an effort to create a culture of far less waste, we encourage conference attenders to bring their own bottle/cup for hot or cold drinks, eating utensils, a cloth napkin, and a plate and bowl. If this is impossible, we offer a few options: 1) Purchase a lightweight, reusable wooden plate, spoon, fork, and cloth napkin set for $10 from Homespun Hustle, a Detroit micro-enterprise; 2) If $10 is out of range, RENT the wooden dinnerware set for $1/day; 3) paper and plastic ware will be available as a final resort. We will have soapy wash basins and towels for cleaning your reusables after meals. Thank you for your extra effort in reducing our carbon footprint, taking a load off our landfills, and supporting local and handmade goods!
Solidarity housing options:
Can room up to 8 people email: Julie Beutel at firstname.lastname@example.org (first come first serve)
Contact the Simmons Center for Peace and Social Justice Studies or email email@example.com or call at: 313-896-2521 office or 313-283-0306
Hotels & Inns
Ride sharing – here’s a link to a google doc for ride shares both within Detroit and to/from Detroit
Text My Bus (buses may take extra time, travel in twos)