Standing In The Shadows of Love

Words by Zoë Villegas
Photos by Erik Paul Howard

Remember how it was... here in the Motor City where backseats were made. With women hauling buckets of plastic wrapped single roses, doing cash exchanges in a series of hand motions in under 15 seconds—across from the Grand Marquis with the blinking light guarding Armando's.
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Design+Build: Our Home at 8869 Avis

8869 Avis is a portal for neighbors to the wider world of art and culture. It transformed an empty building and lots into a Plaza and Market space where residents connect with each other socially and artistically. Participatory design instructed all the decisions for development and design. Our largest arts-led, place-based development was four years from idea to completion.

See the Design+Build Process Here