Say who you are.
Do who you want to be.
Those two lines have become my central mantra in 2020.
Matt Naimi and Oren Goldenberg, the owners of the Recycle Here! and Lincoln Street Art Park complex, aim to combat displacement of artists and to preserve culture in the neighborhood where Naimi’s fostered a creative and green-minded community around a factory ruin and a garbage dump (as he fondly puts it) since 2005.
In its inaugural year, 20 people (all new to hop growing) participated in the Woodbridge Co-Hop and 45-plus pounds of hops were harvested over two harvest days to create a unique neighborhood brew called Woodbridge Wet Hop Pale Ale brewed by Brew Detroit. The beer will be sold at Brew Detroit’s Corktown location and the Woodbridge Pub.
Combining portraits, sounds, and ancestral DNA, "i.Detroit: A Human Atlas of an American City" features well-known Detroiters from Marsha Music to Rashida Tlaib, but also the “unsung heroes” and younger leaders pushing for change in their communities.
Construction began in earnest this September, beginning work to redevelop the 100-year-old building at 4731 Grand River Ave. from a hive of artist studios into the headquarters for Allied Media Projects, Detroit Justice Center, Detroit Disability Power, Detroit Narrative Agency, Detroit Community Technology Project, and Paradise Natural Foods.
Idlewild was once known as "the Summer Apollo of Michigan." By the 1950s, the community was so packed that it would draw 25,000 visitors on a given weekend. But then the Black Eden entered an era of decline.