Sessions on Days 1, 2, and the morning of Day 3 take place at:

Wayne State University
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
5150 Anthony Wayne
Detroit, MI 48202

See map

Sessions on the afternoon of Day 3 take place at:

Wayne State University
Purdy Kresge Library
5265 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202

See map


The Hotel St. Regis
The Participatory Modeling Field School has secured a room block with a special rate for participants at the Hotel St. Regis. The hotel is approximately 1.2 miles from the venue. Rooms have 2 queen beds and complimentary Wi-fi for $119 per night. Please reserve rooms by June 18 to get the special rate.

To reserve a room, visit

Enter the dates that you would like your room, then add the group code: MSU2 to access the special rate.

The Inn on Ferry Street
The Inn on Ferry Street is 0.7 miles from the venue. Room rates are from $179 per night. The Inn offers complimentary breakfast, free Wi-fi, and a shuttle that travels within a five-mile radius of their property. Please note that the Inn is not fully accessible for people with physical disabilities.


Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements as well as paying for their own travel, and lodging.

Please contact Julie Crowgey at if you have questions regarding travel and lodging.


If you are driving to the Field School venue, the nearest parking to the Wayne State University libraries are parking structures 2 and 5, and parking lot 51. Parking fees are only paid by credit card.

See parking fees.

See visitor parking map.

Detroit Eateries

The following are some restaurant suggestions that are either within walking or short driving distance from the Field School venue at Wayne State University. Some are also easily accessible using the Q-Line, Detroit's streetcar system.  


AMC Dream Cafe (at Cass Cafe): (0.5 mile)
4620 Cass Ave.
Through partnerships between urban farmers, local ally food businesses, food sovereignty organizers, and chefs within the Detroit area — centering people of color — it contributes to capacity building and a vibrant living local food economy. 

The Block: (1 mile)
3919 Woodward Ave.
Contemporary restaurant and bar serving global-inspired dishes for lunch and dinner, plus Sunday brunch.

Go! Sy Thai: (0.7 mile)
4240 Cass Ave., Ste 103
Fast, casual, and healthy Thai food. Right next door to the restaurant is Tou & Mai, an Asian grocery and boba tea and fruit smoothies shop, founded by Go! Sy Thai. 

La Feria: (0.9 mile)
4130 Cass Ave.
Lively restaurant featuring traditional Spanish small plates as well as wine and cocktails.

Royal with Cheese: (0.8 mile)
4163 Cass Ave.
Sustainably sourced burgers at a restaurant inspired by Pulp Fiction in a restored 1913 building. Halal burgers with veggie and chicken versions also available.


The Farmers Hand & FOLK Detroit: (2.2 miles)
1701 Trumbull St.
Fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in both their small market and recently-opened café.

Ima: (2.4 miles)
2015 Michigan Ave. 
Noodle bar. Vegetarian and vegan friendly. Ideal for small or large parties. 


Savannah Blue: (2.1 miles)
1431 Times Square
Contemporary Northern Soul food– fresh ingredients prepared with Southern flavors, presented with Detroit style. 

For additional restaurants in other locations across Detroit, visit Tostada Magazine guide to some top food destinations by neighborhood.