ALL THE WORLDS A GALLERY: turning thoughts into action

There’s actually a lot happening in Detroit.. besides the city’s efforts to rebuild the economy, there’s been a strong surge in detroits industrial areas from artists working to preserve art, and bring artists together. The canvas we’re given in detroit is historically meant for art; what’s left to do with an old abandoned industrial building besides make it beautiful again. The overpasses and fences, blank billboards, abanoned cars, abandoned buildings, the empty lots, unused storefronts, makeshift signs, cracked sidewalks… all canvases just screaming one message that nobody has heard. Our city is just waiting to be renewed and if our taxes aren’t enough to cover the damages on these properties then we must SPEAK UP and ACT OUT. Let me also say this: I do not condone ANY form of vandalism or destruction of property. That is not the intention, what drives me is the idea of bringing a new aethetic to a corner or a community in the tradition of public art, this is something meant to inspire and send a positive messages.

here’s a few good resources I found for artists, detroit locals, activists, students, whoever:
guerilla gardening effort
chicago based “Just Seeds” artist coop
russell industrial center directory
a call for art: SPEAK OUT
UFO factory
rebel art
banksy
the art of the prank
urban 75 activism
detroit street art on flickr
how-to guide to screenprinting (.pdf) by team 8
handmade detroit DIY blog
Jhon Clark, detroit activist and white print detroit press
detroit map – sites of interest
freeway signs
cement detroit
the heidelberg project
ann arbor’s online activist network
think detroit
open directory: culture jamming
detroit ruins map (downtown)
fabulous ruins of detroit
forgotten blues & jazz locations in detroit
culture jamming
bomit worldwide sticker distribution
urban wallpaper
free stencil fonts (stencil revolution)
free stencil graphics (justice design)
media access toolkit

confessions of a generic magazine

Hope that keeps you busy for a while!

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One response to “ALL THE WORLDS A GALLERY: turning thoughts into action

  1. Thanks for the link! You’ve amassed a great list here. Have you been in touch with any of these folks. Feel free to get in touch via email…

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