The Heidelberg Project

Another great example of creative urban renewal is Tyree Guyton’s 24-year-strong mission, The Heidelberg Project, where the forgotten neighborhood on Heidelberg Street in Detroit’s East Side has been turned into an outdoor art exhibition. Similar to the Favela project in Brazil, the Heidelberg Project is about healing communities through art. Guyton, founder and artistic director of the Project, uses everyday, discarded objects to create a two-block area full of color, symbolism, and intrigue to tell a story about the current issues plaguing society. It’s symbolic of how many communities in Detroit have become discarded. Now in its 24th year, the Heidelberg Project is recognized around the world as a demonstration of the power of creativity to transform lives. It is art, energy, and community that offers a forum for ideas, a seed of hope, and a bright vision for the future.  It’s about taking a stand to save forgotten neighborhoods. 

Is it junk? Is it art? Either way, it gets you to think and not forget these neighborhoods.


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  1. Posted Jan 11, 2016 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    The photo of the orange house is not the Heidelberg Project that is my studio gallery on heidelberg street for the last 15 years, pleas correct and give me proper credit for my art work thanks Tim Burke. check out my website you will see i am not making this up. it’s true.

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