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Eastern Market Movie Night – Wasteland

WASTE LAND Official Trailer from Almega Projects on Vimeo.

Please join with us for a free viewing of the film, Wasteland. Sponsored by Zero Waste Detroit.

Please be sure to bring a chair. Thanks!

From the world’s largest trash dump comes an astonishing story. WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an… eclectic band of “catadores” — self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

April 4, 2011   No Comments

Time to set the table with a little reality…

We’ll be hosting our first culture jamming event in years… details will come soon.


March 29, 2011   No Comments

DUST: Detroit Urban Sustainability Training

Detroit Evolution are proud to be a part of this years DUST. Please check it out and spread the word. Thank You!

DUST is an intensive hands-on immersion course in urban sustainability, grass-roots community building, and community arts. Spend ten days in Detroit visiting Urban Farms, Gardens, Local Green Businesses, Green Building Projects, Public Art Works, and Community Art Galleries while learning about composting, worm farming, urban chickens, bee-keeping, natural building methods with local materials, water collection, grey water systems, bioremediation, and creating local food systems.

via DUST: Detroit Urban Sustainability Training.

March 28, 2011   No Comments