Gangway Fachkräfteaustausch in Detroit - wir sind mitten drin

September 2017 

By Katharina - Gangway e.V. (JobTeam)

 

"Ich geh doch nicht für nen Saft auf nen market."

( vor beyond juicery+eatery auf dem eastern market )

"Ey, ne Straßenbahn !"

(Während der Autofahrt)

"Also ich hab mir Echinazia gekauft."

(Bei Rite Aid an der Kasse)

"I don't care about that."

 (weezer- Buddy Holly ) 

"Vorbei mit Menschen"

(Während der Einfahrt in unsere Straße)

"I Fall in Love with Art"

(Casa del Colores) 

"Alter, ist das kalt hier"

(inside the Restaurant "slows BarBQ Detroit)

Was steckt hinter der Geschichte von Detroit und welchen Effekt hat sie auf heute? Was hält die Stadt bereit für Menschen, die Lust haben ihre Businessideen zu verwirklichen? Welchen Einfluss hat die Politik auf die ökonomische Entwicklung der Stadt? Und gibt es in Detroit einen Fahrradverleih?

Diese Fragen und noch viele mehr beantwortete uns heute Craig Donnelly von "TechTown" / Wayne University Detroit    / local Hero from the City of Detroit 

Danach gings zum eastern market- dem kulinarischen Zentrum Detroits, das alle Foodi-Herzen höher schlagen lässt.

Auch fashionistas kommen auf ihre Kosten.

Nach einem spannenden Ausflug in die Welt von "Whole foods ", der uns gezeigt hat, dass ein BBQ vor einem Biomarkt auch einfach mal ne Breakdance Party sein kann, kamen wir zum Highlight des Tages: Casa del Colores! Wenn ihr junge Menschen einer Kultur-Community kennenlernen wollt, die Kunst lieben und sich nicht einfach mit den Umständen, in die sie hineingeboren wurden, abfinden wollen, sondern richtig Bock auf kreatives Empowerment haben, dann checkt die Leute von "Culture Creator". 

Detroit ist einfach nur geil! 

DD-DankeDetroit 

September 2017

By Kathrina - Gangway e.V. (JobTeam)

“I ain´t going to some market for juice"

(in front of “beyond juicery + eatery” at eastern market)

"Yo, a tram!"

(While driving)

"So I bought some Echinazia."

(At Rite Aid at the checkout counter)

"I don´t care about that."

 (weezer- Buddy Holly)

“It´s over with people"

(While entering our street)

"I fell in love with art"

(Casa del Colores)

"Dude, is it cold here"

(Inside the Restaurant "slows BarBQ” Detroit)

What is behind the history of the city of Detroit and what effect does it have on today? What does the city have to offer to people who have a desire and drive to realise their business ideas? What influence does politics have on the economic development of the city? And are there any bicycle rentals in Detroit?

It is Craig Donnelly of "TechTown" / Wayne University Detroit / local Hero from the City of Detroit /

who is answering these and many more questions of ours today

After our conversation at “TechTown” it was on to Eastern Market - the culinary center of Detroit, which makes all food lovers hearts beat just a bit faster. And the “fashionistas” of our group also get their money's worth.

After an exciting excursion into the world of "Whole foods", which showed us that a BBQ in front of an organic food store can also just be a breakdance party, we arrived at the highlight of our day: Casa del Colores! If you want to get to know young people from a culture community who love art and who simply won´t settle for what living conditions they happened to be born into would like to dictate to them but who instead have a strong focus on creative empowerment, check out the people of “We are Culture Creators”.

Detroit is just awesome!

TT-Thank you Detroit

Street Work, social justice issues, alternative education, art and cultural projects...so much has happened since coming to Berlin in 2003...NYC, Nairobi, London, Barcelona, Cairo,  Johannesburg, Detroit...the world is small, we believe it is our responsibility to let everyone we work with discover and experience at least a piece of it whenever possible...and be transformed in the process...i believe we have done and will continue to do just that...i look forward to sharing blog posts and pictures throughout our projects...and it would be a pleasure if some of you would stop by from time to time...