There’s no need for genius to go unappreciated. There’s a way to avoid someone being “ahead of their time.” The opportunity to appreciate artists IN their time, in the here and now, can be utilized with an amount of curiosity and follow-through–that is, to follow, or encounter, or discover, if you will, the local arts scene. Threads wants to
Student groups from across The U-M campus will debate such issues, particularly surrounding Gershwin’s opera Porgy & Bess, and share art and performance, including Southeast Asian dance, Korean Pop, Black Gospel, spoken word, and more.
Sultan Sharrief is currently in Boston and doing work in the Comparative Media Studies program, connected to the MIT Media Lab. He also won a Knight Grant to build a curriculum to bring communities together and create restorative justice plans, which he’s working on with Allied Media Projects in Detroit.