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Posted 07.13.10 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Dan Pitera: Detroit: Syncopating an Urban Landscape



Heidelberg Project
Tyree Guyton

The Heidelberg Project is a Detroit-based community organization designed to improve lives and neighborhoods through art. Created by local resident Tyree Guyton, the project aims to rebuild under-resourced communities, making them economically viable, enriching lives and welcoming all people. The project was initiated in 1986 through a neighborhood effort to clean up vacant lots, using refuse and colorful paint, to create “lots of art" that integrate the street, sidewalk and vegetation into an urban art landscape.

Photography: Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC)

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ABOUT THE ESSAY

Detroit: Syncopating an Urban Landscape
On Places, Dan Pitera, of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, curates a portfolio of projects by artists, architects and activists who are reshaping the city's abandoned landscapes.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dan Pitera is the Executive Director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. 

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