Economic & Social Justice

Heidelberg Project in Detroit-Eye Candy

August 19th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Detroit | Detroiters-Resisting Emergency Management | Emergency Management
Today I met the guy who started the “Heidelberg Project”. I went to the office first where I met Amanda who gave me some information and allowed me to take a couple pictures of the front office. Yes, it’s a full time business now with 3 full-time staff.  She then suggested that I walk around the project as opposed to driving through because there’s so much to see.  I parked the “V” on the main road and walked until I met up with a wonderful older lady who told me she was a teachers assistant and knew the artist. As we were talking she pointed to a truck a driving in a said, “that’s the guy who made all this”. So I immediately asked him if I could talk to him briefly and he did. I could sense that he was apprehensive at first, but after a while we hit it off and he gave me some great pointers for our project in Pueblo. I would love to recreate something similar to this project so that “art” can be created from many things, as evidenced by this project. I would like to thank Tyree Guyton for spending time with me today. I know he has a very busy schedule. The project sees as many as 350,000 tourists per year! Now that’s something the city should be proud of. He paid his dues and fought many a battle to get this done, but he did it….and so can we!

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