Saturday, May 16, 2009


I finally went to Heidelberg Street in Detroit last week to see the Heidelberg Project. This is a block of abandonded houses and vacant lots that have been turned into an outdoor art installation.

Started in 1986 by Tyree Guyton, a resident of the street, The Heidelberg Project began as a creative response to the ongoing blight and decay in the neighborhood. Twice demolished by the city of Detroit, the project is now somewhat of a local tourist destination, and a non-profit community organization.

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