Allied Media Projects

Media strategies for a more just and creative world
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About AMP

  1. Allied Media Projects cultivates media strategies for a more just, creative, and collaborative world.

  2. We convene close to 2,000 people annually in Detroit to develop and exchange strategies through the Allied Media Conference.

  3. The conference is created each year through a participatory design process. Out of the conference emerge new projects, campaigns, and collaborations that continue year round.

Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Vanessa Miller
Photo by AJ Manoulian
Photo by Diana J. Nucera
Photo by Ara Howrani

Sponsored Projects

  1. AMP sponsors projects by providing fiscal management, program design, evaluation, fundraising and other support that draws from the capacities we have built after 15 years of producing the AMC.

  2. These "allied media projects" are autonomous and interdependent, working together to grow their own capacity and the capacity of our network as a whole.

  3. Current sponsored projects include Digital Stewards, Detroit Future Schools, Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, Co.Open, and Complex Movements. Join us – fill out an assessment form for your project.

Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Vanessa Miller
Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Ara Howrani

Allied Media Conference

  1. The Allied Media Conference is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every Summer in Detroit.

  2. The AMC is a network of networks – social justice organizers, community technologists, transformative artists, educators, entrepreneurs, and many others – all using media in innovative ways.

  3. The 16th annual AMC is June 19-22, 2014 in Detroit. Register today! You can also sponsor the AMC.


  1. Contact us, we'd love to hear from you.

VIDEO | Live streaming schedule of AMC2012 sessions

Jun 29, 2012

Our volunteer documentation crew will be live streaming select sessions of the Allied Media Conference. See below for the weekend's schedule and links to view, or bookmark the channel here.


9:00 - 10:30
Community Media Policy & the New Majority

11:00 - 12:30
Power of Data: Analysis & Visualization
Curriculum for Healthy Digital Ecologies
Youth Participatory Action Research on School Closure Impact

2:00 - 3:30
Fabulosity: Queer as an Organizing Model
Prison Phone Justice Campaign
RapidSkill Remix

4:00 - 5:30
Tu Tierra TV: Communication Across Borders
Performance Fishbowl: Art & Organizing
DiscoTechs UNITE! Part 1

5:30 - 7:00
AMC2012 Opening Ceremony: Experiments in the Species Self


9:00 - 10:30
Radio as an organizing tool
Re-imagining Education in Urban Spaces
Mobile Justice: The Next Frontier

11:00 - 12:30
Culture Shift: One Story at a Time
Batphone 4: Disaster, Resistance & The Win
Art, Gentrification, and Our Broken Beautiful Cities*

2:00 - 3:30
Civic Hacking for Self Governance
Worker-Owned Webmaking: Tech Co-ops

4:00 - 5:30
Your Media Rights: A Game Show
Performance Fishbowl: Identity & Community
Securing Our Online Communications


10:00 - 11:30
Science of the Oppressed as Artivism
Future of Multimedia Community Centers

1:00 - 2:30
Veteran and GI Resistance
Draw Dropping Underwear Making
Research as Rebellion: The Detroit Geographic Expedition and Institute

2:30 - 4:00
Storytelling for Change
Making Magical Amulets

4:30 - 5:30
Closing Celebration

see the comments section below for updates to the streaming schedule.