Reasons Why We Love Detroit

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

-The Magestic

-Red Wings fans

-Faintly hearing festivals at Hart Plaza from the Windsor riverfront

-Russell Industrial Centre

-Guerrilla Gardening

-Constant inspiration

-Windsor doesn’t seem like such a bad place in comparison

Let’s hear it dudes!

Make an Encouraging Banner

Everything is not Broken

I’ve been pointed to Learning To Love You More on a number of occasions, though it’s only recently that I’ve dug into the site a little bit more. The project was initiated by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher in 2002 and works around the assignments that participants are supposed to complete and document and send back to be posted on the website (and sometimes included in a book, an exhibition, a screening, or a radio broadcast). The image above is from Assignment #63Make an Encouraging Banner. I think if I were to have made a banner, it might have been something like that one.

That the project does get a fair amount of participants is inspiring, but the thing I like the most are the ideas of the assignments themselves and the fact that they exist, that they were written down, thought about, and attempted. Making a list is, at the very least, a starting point of fixing something.