Michigan morning radio inspiration

Categories:Ideas, Space
Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

On the way to work this morning, we heard two stories from Michigan Public Radio that sparked connections for me with the Huss School project. One was about an old school building in Detroit that’s being converted into artist studios, retail space, offices and more. The other was this week’s edition in a series of interviews that Christina Shockley is doing, with each interviewee suggesting three things they think could be done in Michigan to help get the state back on its feet. I especially liked how hip hop artist Invincible, this morning’s interviewee, suggested that creativity needs to be woven into our problem-solving in order to expand people’s imaginations and push the boundaries of what’s considered possible. Makes me even more excited to try to recruit local artists to submit renderings of the space’s potential…

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Kirstin is a member of the *culture is not optional core community and is the Head Caretaker at GilChrist Retreat Center.