Sometimes a social gathering place, other times a space for watching the world go by, porches blur the line between private and public, mingling home and community, making us more seen, more acknowledged, less alone, even if we are by ourselves.
As the physical landscape of Detroit changes, growing upward and inward with the advent of more high rises and changing demographics, Porch Culture explores how we create connectedness and belonging in city life. Can fostering a porch culture make our lives less anonymous?
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A developing iPhone project in the West Village neighborhood