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Review for The Heidelberg Project, Detroit, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to the Heidelberg project by my older sister. She showed me a piece that she bought in a heidelberg auction: A clay pot with a blue shoe in it. It didn't make any sense to me at the time, but when she took me there for the first time it all clicked. Converting dilapidated houses, the things that other people had thrown away, into something beautiful - and LOUD. Tyree Guyton isn't simply speaking to the denizens of Detroit - he's calling out nation-wide class divide without subtlety or pretense. The Heidelberg Project is, to me, the most important piece of art in the world, because it has completely transformed my view of humanity. I make it a point to go there every few months, just to remind myself what real art is all about.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand. Innovate. New security measures. New advertisement. New exposure.

Ways to make it better...

...If the city would stop destroying segments of the Project.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Close minded people. And the location is a difficult hurdle for many people who feel unsafe in that part of Detroit.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Everyone NEEDS to go to the Heidelberg at least once. Looking at pictures or reading about it does not do it justice whatsoever.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  General Member of the Public & Observed & enjoyed.