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The Heidelberg Project

It's Carbon and Monoxide the Ol' Detroit Perfume

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.07.2014 | Detroit
Joel Epstein

An Angeleno urbanist jonesing for the sort of brick and mortar one is hard pressed to find in most parts of Los Angeles, I was excited to be heading back to a place I'd been fascinated with since taking a course at the University of Michigan on urban development in the American rustbelt.

Famous Art Installation Goes Up In Flames AGAIN

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 11.12.2013 | Arts

The Heidelberg Project has won worldwide acclaim for its vibrant and poetic reclamation of abandoned Detroit homes, turning a street on the city's eas...

An Open Letter to Whoever Is Running the City of Detroit

Jenenne Whitfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Jenenne Whitfield

For the last 27 years, the Heidelberg Project (HP) in Detroit has stood as a symbol of hope, resilience and creative ingenuity. It has evolved to bec...

What If Detroit Was a Happy City?

Jon Packer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Detroit
Jon Packer

What does make a city happy? If we can understand this, it might be possible to design cities that are happier places to live, work and visit.

Heidelberg Project Home Burns In Fire

Posted 07.03.2013 | Detroit

Artist Tyree Guyton's Heidelberg Project, which won world renown and acclaim for its re-purposing of abandoned homes on Detroit's East Side, burned ea...


Jenenne Whitfield | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Jenenne Whitfield

As we continue to explore the transformative power of art and creativity, I am reminded of the city of Detroit's latest woes. I'll be brief. They ar...

Journey Into The Heidelberg Project

Jenenne Whitfield | Posted 05.12.2013 | Detroit
Jenenne Whitfield

Tyree Guyton's urban interventions have opened up dialogue on many of the hard questions Detroit faces such as racism, segregation and poverty that have left deep wounds in the spirit of its people.

Detroit Historical Museum Re-Opens to the Public With a New Image

Alvita Lozano | Posted 11.26.2012 | Detroit
Alvita Lozano

On the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, the city of Detroit celebrated another cultural milestone. The Detroit Historical Museum re-opened its doors to the public after a six-month-long renovation.

BLOG WATCH> Detroit's Street Art Heidelberg Project On Cool Hunting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In a Detroit neighborhood punctuated by little more than defunct traffic lights and abandoned train tracks, Heidelberg Street stands out for its row o...

Artist Tim Burke Recycles Detroit History, And Rescues Himself (PHOTOS)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Tucker

Detroiter Tim Burke calls himself an artist, a scavenger, and a non-practicing alcoholic. Devoted to the reuse of refuse, the 40-something sculptor us...