Friday, May 24, 2013

Turn Your Photos into Art to Help Flint

Here's your chance to help out Jerome Chou and the Flint Public Art Project:
This past March, Flint Public Art Project and the American Institute of Architects - Flint chapter announced the winner of the Flat Lot International Design Competition to build a temporary summer pavilion. The winning team, a London-based architecture firm called Two Islands, is now pulling together their team to build their proposal for a "floating house" covered in reflective material. We think the pavilion will be a beautiful and striking symbol of Flint's rebirth, as well as a destination for residents and visitors throughout the summer.

As part of the proposal, the team will install a series of light boxes that contain printed images (photos, company logos, illustrations, etc.) submitted from Flint residents and supporters around the world. They've started a Kickstarter campaign to help crowdsource images, spread the word, and cover the costs of producing the boxes using small donations from individuals and businesses.

Please join us in supporting the installation, and add your image to this collective monument to Flint. Just click on the Kickstarter link below, and thank you!

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