Heidelberg Urban Farm
- Digital Graphics
- Hand Graphics
- Video Editing
This 15-month research and design project merges the growing public art and urban farming movements in Detroit through the creation of an art-based urban farm at the Heidelberg Project. This approach demonstrates the potential for art-based urban agriculture to increase neighborhood investment and opens up possibilities of how urban farming could serve as a nexus for other forms of neighborhood redevelopment.
To learn about the neighborhood and speak with stakeholders, two teammates and I led a public art event in the summer of 2010 where participants were invited to share their stories of the Project and paint a ceramic tile. These interviews were videotaped and later edited into an 11-minute documentary.
Finally, I developed a research paper (download PDF) and presentation about urban agriculture and art in Detroit, which I presented at the CELA conference in 2011.