#rpDetroit Speaker Walter Wasacz: Access to New Economy with Community Engagement

Walter Wasacz is a Detroit-based writer, columnist, critic, editor, musical collaborator, and consultant. In late 2013 he helped launch the Detroit-Berlin Connection (DBC) with Berlin techno entrepreneur Dimitri Hegemann. The initiative is built on the inspiration that Detroit artists brought to Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The DBC has produced conferences and workshops in both Detroit and Berlin and is a strong advocate for creative industries initiatives in Detroit, citing tactics and strategies used in Berlin’s ‘no curfew/24 hour’ economy.

What message do you want to share at re:publica Detroit?
With passion, desire and community engagement anything is possible.

From your experience, what are challenges regarding access to the 24 hour economy in Detroit?
All community members must share benefits of a 24 hour economy, it must include everyone if it is to work.

What are you looking forward to most at re:publica Detroit?
Building new partnerships in the present, planting seeds for the future.

Here you can found Walter Wasacez' Session.