The Ford Collaboratory was created through a generous $250,000 gift from the Ford Motor Company Fund. The Ford Collaboratory was designed to provide an innovation site for students, faculty and community partners to meet and work together on projects and partnerships. The Collaboratory features flexible and highly interactive furniture, as well as technology designed to foster collaboration. The space can be used for community-based projects and activities requiring small group work, technology-based interactions (e.g., video conferencing, webinars, and multi-media formats), classroom style presentations, and much more.
The Ford Collaboratory is also home to the staff of the Office of Metropolitan Impact and its seasonal School of Social Work interns and Rackham Graduate School fellows.
Current Events in the Ford Collaboratory
Art and Agency from the Inside Out: A series of free artistic workshops exploring themes such as connection, hope, healing and joy, pursued in the face of incarceration and other forms of exclusion.
There will be two sessions per month, which will take place at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays in the Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.