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Posted 07.13.10 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Dan Pitera: Detroit: Syncopating an Urban Landscape



Peacemakers Garden International

Gardens flourish alongside a chicken coop in a repurposed building in Detroit’s near Eastside, with a sky for a roof and an earthen floor enclosed by brick walls. The semi-indoor garden, along with an outdoor ‘hooped’ garden and greenhouse on an adjacent lot, supplies produce for recovering addicts in the area. Many of the resident-addicts help in the gardens and are supported by the Peacemakers Ministry, whose mission is to get addicts off the streets and into jobs.

Photography: 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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