Unusual… things on the altar at St. Agnes church. Art installation? Movie props?
One of several flatiron-style buildings in Detroit, built in 1895 or 96. Known as the Miner, Goebel, and Reid Buildings at various points. Located across from the old Wayne County building at Cadillac Square and Congress.
Howard in the asparagus patch of a community garden. Detroit.
I grew up right here, in the Empowerment Zone. Everybody just calls it The Zone. I worked for the Big Three —Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler— and got kicked to the curb by every one of them. I started volunteering at a soup kitchen in the neighborhood, and at some point we just decided that if we were going to be feeding people we should be feeding them good, healthy food. I now work in the gardens, and everything we grow is certified organic. If people have dignity and health, they’ve always got a chance.
It’s this scale of vacancy, these vast patches of rural landscape within a city of several hundred thousand residents, that defines Detroit’s uniqueness among American cities (…)
Nobody trains to deal with the emptiness other than by filling it with traditional development—housing, retail space, industrial parks—but that kind of development is inadequate to deal with the scope of Detroit’s prairies.
– John Gallagher, Reimagining Detroit