The Heidelberg Project

2 years ago

Detroit is known for a lot of things and one of those things is crime. You probably wouldn`t expect to find a tourist attraction in a neighborhood of Detroit, but that is exactly where the Heidelberg Project can be found. Attracting over 1/4 of a million tourist a year this not for profit organization aims to change Detroit`s reputation from dangerous to beautiful.
The Heidelberg project is an organization that takes abandoned houses and turns them into works of art. The whole house takes on a theme and is decorated to beautify the neighborhood.
The Heidelberg project at one time had a number of houses, but sadly Detroits reputation is deserving and acts of arson destroyed many of the homes.
The house pictured above was known as the house of soul. Today the Heidelberg project is on sight doing something they`ve never done before. They`re building. The house of Soul was burnt last year and now they`re taking it`s foundation and creating a house-like work of art with remnants of all the houses they`ve lost.
The Heidelberg project isn`t just about making the neighborhood beautiful, they also promote the learning of the arts. A lot of the volunteers who work on these houses are children and they get to bring their own artistic visions to the work.
The houses are truly a spectacle! They display the resilience and hard work of the Detroit people.
To find out more about the Heidelberg Project check out their website in the source link below.
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