A free community festival looking at borders past and present
The POROUS BORDERS FESTIVAL is a two-day free public art event taking place May 16-17, 2015 along the HAMTRAMCK/DETROIT border. With spectacle parades, eclectic installations, community conversation-starters, psychogeographic strolls, athletic competitions and more, works reflect and engage the diverse experiences of those living along the border, address the geographic reality of the HAMTRAMCK/DETROIT border, and, in some cases, examine the nature of borders themselves.
*volunteer for the festival! Contact us at 313 454 1756 for more information!
*join the parade on Saturday, May 16 at 10:30AM in the Hamtramck Housing Projects' Children's Garden just west of I-75
*stop by a festival Information Hub on May 16 & 17 from 10AM-8PM. The western hub is located at St. Aubin & Carpenter; eastern hub at Gallagher & Carpenter!
Check back here for updates as they occur!
Theatre-makers living and working north of Carpenter Street.
Four organizations partnered as one to highlight and strengthen Carpenter Street.
Share a memory, story, question, hope for the future about borders - here, near, or far - at a PBF information hub or add one on Recho and tag it #borderstory
Meet May 16 at 10:30AM at the Colonel Hamtramck Housing Projects to walk Carpenter Street with us! Full info here!
Share your photos of the border - and the festival - with the #PorousBordersFest hashtag.
Carpenter Exchange (Power House Productions; Popps Packing, Carrie Morris Arts Production); the City of Hamtramck; Scott Benson, District 3 City Council Representative Office; Greater Missionary Baptist Church; Our Lady Queen of Apostles; St. Florian's Parish; Skyline Travel and Advertising; Aladdin Cafe & Sweets; Arabesque Translation Services (George Khoury); Al-Haramain International Foods; Kristine Taylor and Paul Biundo; Bridget Michaels; Bill Ciesliga; Midwest Creative Investments; Downtown Boxing Gym; Mass Bazaar; Reshmi Sweets and Cafe; Record Graveyard; CJAM; Hamtramck Free School; HATCH Artist Collective; Delite Cafe and Deli; Bangla School of Music; City Tire