I'm not going to pretend that I understood the entire scope of the Heidelberg Project when I visited last month. I noticed recurring themes, I noticed all the rabbits (because of my daughter's lovey), I noticed the Mickey and Minnie plush toys, and I noticed the doll parts - because doll parts have always been outrageously creepy to me. There were a few blatant political statements, some non-denominational religious symbolism and a lot of dots.
What I do understand is the idea behind the Heidelberg Project: taking something that people think is hopeless (in this case a neighborhood), and transforming it with art. Every city and state in America has a place that has been made a little better because of art, and the Heidelberg project is one of those places in Detroit, Michigan -a city many people have all but given up on over the last few decades. As I was brushing up on my Heidelberg knowledge, I read that one of the main installments, the OJ house, was burned to the ground OctoberRead More »from The Heidelberg Project: How Art Saved One Detroit Neighborhood