Detroit will never run out of tires. Tire repair shops, shops to buy new tires and places to recylcle and repurpose tires are all over this city. Tires are also dumped around this city in abandoned lots and open spaces, creating just an ugly mess. So after a couple of days of driving through the city, my brother and I found a place where there was a plethora of tires and we took some. For a good reason of course.
We and some other folks are going to put together an exhibit of art in our neighborhood. The tires are just the first step to a great idea that we hope can change how people use and see space. What makes this even more important to me and my brother is that this clean up, this art exhibit is happening in the neighborhood we grew up in. Three blocks away from our childhood home, a block away from the schools we attended.
I was scared to just go on unknown property removing things without permission, but I have to think that what we will do with these tires are way better than what to this point, the tires were doing to the city. Plus having my partner in crime made doing this deed a little easier.
Tires. I do see hope in you making change in the world. Starting with my neighborhood.