Monday, April 5, 2010

critique of demolitions

I just listened to this interview about some of the fears of Mayor Bing's demolition.

Detroit Entrepreneurship

This post is for Brad and Detroit's opportunities for new businesses...even out of the home. The article was in the Metro Times (here). Jay Thunderbolt (the entrepreneur) was shot in the head when he was 11, is still in Detroit, and contributing to Detroit's economic diversity. The blogger for this article also has some other interesting posts (articles) concerning Detroit.

Residential Demolition Program

I came across this information about the residential demolition program that recently started work this April. I thought it would be interesting to the group and our various ideas. Here is a link to an article at a Detroit news site and also to Data Driven Detroit which has some interesting links.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sustainability & Detroit

Hey All, here are links to what I presented in class last week:

Hantz Farms
About John Hantz (Detroit News)
(Fortune-CNN Money)
Slow Food Detroit
Dining In Detroit
The Urban Hunter (article)
Wild Spring Edibles
Detroit Blog (here)
Detroit Sustainability Training
Solomon Tree

The DetroitBlog, (a Detroit blogger obv.) is also on facebook, where he complies Detroit events, articles from the MetroTimes and Detroit News, and his own photo journals. Look (here).

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thought you Might be interested in this organization. Looks like they'll be on the Empire Builder!

InCUBATE is a research group dedicated to exploring new approaches to arts administration and arts funding. We at InCUBATE act as curators, researchers and co-producers of artists projects. These activities have manifested in a series traveling exhibitions called Other Options, an artist residency program, and various other projects such as Sunday Soup (a monthly meal that generates funding for a creative project grant). We don’t have non-profit status, instead we are interested in what kinds of organizational strategies could provide more direct support to critical and socially-engaged art and culture beyond for-profit or non-profit structures. Our core organizational principle is to treat art administration as a creative practice. By doing so, we hope to generate and share a new vocabulary of practical solutions to the everyday problems of producing under-the-radar culture. Currently we do not have a physical location and we work together on an ongoing project basis.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

10 Detroit Schools Set for Demolition

Is there potential for a project here?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Sign me up for Grant Kester and April 5th.