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Rachel Washington’s Interview for Porous Borders Festival

Using Fashion to Cross Borders — An interview with Rachel Washington

May 11, 2015 Artists, Interview

Rachel Washington is a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on fashion, graphic design and teaching. Tell us about the roving installation you’ll be doing at Porous Borders. What gave you the idea to do it? The idea emerged when I…

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Food Scavenger Hunt Part II of II

May 11, 2015 Activities

This is the second of two posts introducing food items in the Porous Borders Food Scavenger Hunt. For the first half, check here. Happy eating! Snacks, cont- Manchurian Califlower from Bonoful (12085 Conant) Why we chose it: Indo-Chinese food has roots stretching…

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Play the Food Scavenger Hunt today!

May 10, 2015 About, Activities

Get a head start on the Porous Borders Food Scavenger Hunt! (Part I of II) Try all eleven items on the hunt, get a signature from the cashier at each spot to signify your purchase (or bring in some other proof…

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Kid-Friendly Saturday at Porous Borders Festival

May 10, 2015 Activities

Looking to fill a Saturday with kid- and adult-friendly fun? Porous Borders Festival's Saturday program on May 16 is your jam! A: 10:30AM – Meet at the Colonel Hamtramck Homes just west of I-75 to pick out insect costumes for the participatory Pollinator…

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Is there a line? – Ludmila Ferrari, Juan Leal, and Félix Zamora on Index of Inaccessibility

May 9, 2015 Artists

The following is a guest post from artists Ludmila Ferrari, Juan Leal, and Félix Zamora about their Porous Borders Festival project, the Index of Inaccessibility. Enjoy the writing, then check out the piece on Saturday and Sunday at 11628 Conant or…

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Recho as Compass

How to use our Recho #borderstory audio tour

May 8, 2015 Activities

One of the elements we're most excited about in the Porous Borders Festival is our Recho audio tour of Carpenter. Recho is a free app that geo-located audio recordings, allowing anyone to stumble upon sounds recorded in that space and…

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