Model Mobile Homestead
The city of Detroit has seen dramatic social challenges and changes, which can be seen throughout the urban landscape. Now, the winds are changing and a new resurgence is happening. My wish was to partake in the positive change through a ritual cleansing of the spirits for a better future. I chose the Mobile Homestead by Mike Kelleyas a symbolic representing agent for the city of Detroit. Then I transformed that idea into an object, as instrument of change in the ritual purification.
The idea of the ruin challenges the premise for pushing for change. The changes happening in Detroit are not all welcomed; The majoritarily african american city is faced with heavy gentrification and displacement as the more affluent suburban white returns to the city.