In preparation for our upcoming contribution to the We Like Music Festival happening at The Magic Stick in Detroit, we are brainstorming a running list of reasons why we like Detroit. This blog post will be the spot where we can bounce ideas back and fourth through comments to use in our projection of text on Saturday, September 18th.
Let me get things started here.
Reasons why we like Detroit:
-The monorail is only 50 cents
-Windsor gets to enjoy a gorgeous skyline
-Mexican Town monday nights Canadian money at par
-St. Andrew’s Hall
-Red Wings fans
-Faintly hearing festivals at Hart Plaza from the Windsor riverfront
-Russell Industrial Centre
-Windsor doesn’t seem like such a bad place in comparison
Let’s hear it dudes!
This summer, some friends and I have been looking for cheap or free ways to have fun. We recently got a hold of a giant parachute like the ones from elementary school gym class. We took it out to Charles Clark Square to have some fun on Tuesday night. Earlier on this month, we filled a spare bedroom in my house with balloons to play in.
Continue reading “Balloons and Parachutes”
Over the weekend, Emily Colombo wrapped up Miss Em’s Friendly Services with an awesome zine-like handout. Lots of food was prepared and shared.
Continue reading “SRSI, Day 30: Em’s Little Book of Friendly Services”
Friday was the last open house for SRSI. Norman Eberstein read some of his log entries written during his job, Emily made some amazing snacks for us, Kero busted out his Lemur, and Laura did another payphone intervention.
Continue reading “SRSI, Day 29: It’s The Last Friday”
Thursday was the Storefront Success Stories Speed Dating for Store Owners event down on Pelissier for SRSI, and Justin set up a window installation using the Arduino.
Continue reading “SRSI, Day 28: Speed Dating for Store Owners”
SRSI participants hit the street today in the blistering heat to interact with passersby. Lee Rodney’s Border Bookmobile gets re-routed, Emily Colombo serves up some lunch and fixes a few bikes. The Department of Unusual Certainties is working hard planning their Speed Dating for Store Owners event on Thursday, July 8 7pm inside of 406 Pelissier.
Continue reading “SRSI, Day 26 & 27: Hot Days Outside”
Monday saw the last new residents move in to the SRSI spaces; Lee Rodney’s Bookmobile Reading Room and Emily Colombo’s friendly services. To get footage for the SRSI documentary, Daragh followed Norman around, who was on his A game all day.
Continue reading “SRSI, Day 25: Bookmobile & Friendly Services”
424 Pelissier was a fun space for kids to be creative all day on Sunday as part of Imagination Lab. Merry Ellen set up her baking station over in that space. Later Sunday night, I accompanied Laura to do some more installations.
Continue reading “SRSI, Day 24: Imagination Lab & Disco Balls”
Last night Laura went out to install some PL1999 payphones, Kyle Bishop of Andand Collective arrives, and Josh does some more inventions.
Continue reading “SRSI, Day 23: Payphone Interventions”
Friday was Robin’s big day, as she trained hard outside on the sidewalk then headed down to Caesars around 7pm.
Continue reading “SRSI, Day 22: 67% Profit”