artists paint the town orange

Artists in Detroit are taking charge of urban blight in their city. They're painting derelict buildings orange. Not just orange - but Tiggeriffic Orange.

As a result, the city has quickly demolished the buildings - usually within a few weeks - ultimately speeding the demolition process, and making Detroit more presentable.

Artists and creative people have long been credited with reinvigorating neighborhoods. Artists go to places that they can afford (the run down buildings), fix them up and make them cool, and then everyone else wants to be near the artists. Ultimately, pushing the artists on to the next neighborhood. This has all been brilliantly documented in Stewart Brand's How Buildings Learn. But now - artists are affecting urban blight in a whole new way! Hug a creative person today. From BoingBoing.

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