Forward-Thinking Flint

Many may know Flint, Michigan for its former life as a GM town, and Michael Moore’s portrayal of it in his documentary Roger and Me. Now, the city of Flint is transforming – with art as a starting point to connect with, and improve upon, the city. Flint native and NY based journalist- curator Stephen Zacks has spearheaded The Flint Public Art Project a group organizing “workshops and temporary installations to inspire residents to reimagine the city and reclaim vacant and underutilized buildings”, encouraging collaborations among local residents and beyond. Currently, the organization has the community-gathering-hub the “Spacebuster” on loan from NYC’s Storefront for Art & Architecture.