Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Reading Response 2

The Heidelberg Project

          In Detroit, Tyree Guyton founded the Heidelberg Project, which is a group of people who use everyday, discarded objects to create art on abandoned buildings in the neighborhood to make forgotten buildings beautiful again. Their mission is to "...inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich their lives and to improve the social and economic health of their greater community." They engage the whole community to come together from all ages, ethnicity, and backgrounds to import art and education, community development, and tourism.         
          From our class discussion, I now understand that there is a positive and negative aspect to everything, even if it sounds as innocent as possible. While some people are in support of the Heidelberg Project, some people are dead set against it. When doing something as bold as the communities are doing, it is best to seek out the opinions of fellow people in the community. Some people thing that the Heidelberg Project is an eye soar and a collection of trash that they just can't escape from. Other people believe that it is a beautiful thing that will help save the city of Detroit.

The Heidelberg Project | Open-Air Art | Art Education | Detroit. (n.d.). Retrieved January 29, 2014, from

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