Some interesting projects setting up shop in Detroit right now– as always. First, Jane Orr & Krysta Kearney are participating in 555 Gallery and Studio’s Artists in Residency program. Using cement and joint compound, they are creating delectable looking cupcakes and placing them around town in storefronts and windows to interact with people in the city. Their first installment is located at Chene and Pierce. Check it.
Second, as David Carr puts it in his NYTimes article, Time Magazine has decided to “parachute in to Detroit for a year” setting up camp in a 6 bedroom house they bought in West Village. The plan is to report from Detroit, on Detroit, for one year. With all good luck, perhaps we will get some stories of potential. “Big stories have to have texture,” writes Carr in his article, “and there has to be the possibility of uplift.” Fingers are crossed Time Inc. The verdict? There’s a good chance they have NO IDEA the kinds of possibilities they are going to uncover here in Detroit. Get ready USofA, Detroit has a story to tell. Game time.