Heidelberg Project

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Wikipedia

English Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art project in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on Detroit's east side, just north of the city's historically African-American Black Bottom area. It was created in 1986 by the artist Tyree Guyton, who was assisted by his wife, Karen, and grandfather Sam Mackey ("Grandpa Sam"). The Heidelberg Project is in part a political protest, as Tyree Guyton's childhood neighborhood began to deteriorate after the 1967 riots. Guyton described coming back to Heidelberg Street after serving in the Army; he was astonished to see that the surrounding neighborhood looked as if "a bomb went off".At first, the project consisted of his painting a series of houses on Detroit's Heidelberg Street with bright dots of many colors and attaching salvaged items to the houses. It was a constantly evolving work that transformed a hard-core inner city neighborhood where people were afraid to walk, even in daytime, into one in which neighbors took pride and where visitors were many and welcomed. Despite the area being characterized by high levels of blight and poverty, the evolving art work grew Tyree Guyton worked on the Heidelberg Project daily with the children on the block. He and director Jenenne Whitfield gave lectures and workshops on the project around the country. Their main goal was to develop the Heidelberg Project into the city's first indoor and outdoor museum, complete with an artists' colony, creative art center, community garden, amphitheater, and more. In 2005 the Heidelberg Project was awarded the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence silver medal.

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French Heidelberg Project

Heidelberg Project a été créé en 1986 par Tyree Guyton à Détroit, Michigan. Ce musée à ciel ouvert se situe au Nord-Est de la ville dans un quartier populaire. Face au délaissement de son quartier l’artiste tente de mettre les habitants et le Heidelberg sur le devant de la scène, afin de les faire sortir de leur misère et de leur abandon. Cela s’apparente à une forme d’urbanisme spontané dans une période de crise et d’austérité. Au fil des années, le nombre de maisons réhabilitées en œuvre d’art ainsi que la quantité d’installations se sont multipliées et se situent actuellement sur 27 parcelles; cela malgré certaines actions de contestation tel que la mise à feu de certaines bâtisses. La ville de Détroit devient un champ des possibles, une possible city où il est possible de trouver des cracks (failles) pour redonner vie à la ville. Autrement dit, l’influence des utilisations provisoires mises en place sont présentes afin de changer l’image d’un lieu et pour relancer un dynamisme social, culturel et économique.

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Dutch Heidelberg Project

Het Heidelberg Project werd in 1986 opgestart door Tyree Guyton, samen met zijn grootvader. Hun doel was om een buurt in de Amerikaanse stad Detroit, die steeds meer in verval raakte, op te knappen door de leegstaande panden en braakliggende grond om te bouwen tot kunstwerken. De huizen aan Heidelberg Street werden op fantasievolle wijze beschilderd en gedecoreerd met allerlei afgedankte spullen. Langzaamaan veranderde de straat van een onveilige plek in een toeristische attractie. Guyton werkte samen met de mensen in de buurt en hoopte zo een binnen- en buitenmuseum te creëren met een nieuwe kunstenaarskolonie. In de straat is een creatieve studio met de naam Detroit Industrial Gallery geopend.

Tot twee keer toe zijn huizen binnen het Heidelberg Project gesloopt. De eerste keer in 1991 en de tweede keer in 1999.

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Wikivoyage

English Heidelberg Project

Located in one of Detroit's poorest neighborhoods known as Black Bottom, Tyree Guyton founded the Heidelberg Project in 1986. It is an outdoor museum that consists of a two block area with houses that are decorated to look colorful and intriguing. Guyton started the project to take the neighborhood from a hard core inner-city neighborhood to a safe place where visitors are welcomed.

Address 3600 Heidelberg St
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Italian Heidelberg Project

Situato in uno dei quartieri più poveri di Detroit noto come Black Bottom, Tyree Guyton ha fondato l'Heidelberg Project nel 1986. È un museo all'aperto che consiste in un'area di due isolati con case decorate in modo da sembrare colorate e intriganti. Guyton ha avviato il progetto per portare il quartiere da un quartiere centrale della città a un luogo sicuro dove i visitatori sono accolti.

Address 3600 Heidelberg St
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