KARASI DEVELOPMENT

“Arts andcultureengageourhumanityhelpingus tocreatethecharacterandclimateof the citywelivein.eyaresources of empathyandconection, alowingus toseourselves as part of a sharedexperience.Poetry, music, images, andstories speaktoourdepest values, strengthen communityidentity, andsuport critical thinkingandproblemsolving.Webecometheauthors of ourhistories, unlockingcivicenergy. is is criticalyimportant duringhardtimes whenpeoplecan becomeisolatedanddisenanchised.”CaronAtlas, June6, 2013, HowArts andCultureCan AdvanceaNeighborhodAgenda, Arts -PolicyNexus Researchinformsusthatculturalesenceisapositivecontributortothegrowthand developmentofchildren.Tothatend, eEducation&CulturalCenterwilfacilitatethat growththroughitsprograms, historical readings, digital presentations, andhistorywalk.Our approachtocultural integrityistolooktovoicesfromwithinthecultural communityitself as sourcesofexperience.Asculturalcommunitiesevolve,wemustcontinuetoexamineand asesthechoiceswecanoffertoourchildrenregardingrelationshipstoothercultural communitiesandmainstreamculture.Inatimeof growingdiversity, wehaveconcretewaysto teachvariousculturalvaluesandstyleswhileenhancingunityandalegiancetoacommon society. eKarasi Education&Cultural Centeristhecatalyst forKarasi Development Group, LLC’s visiontobuildandgrowabusinesdistrictthatunitesneighboringcommunitieswhile encompasingtheatractivenesoflivinginacosmopolitancity.Itprovidesauniquenesof publicspacethatwilbeadmiredandemulated.Itisaninvitingenvironmentthatfocuseson diversityandsocial inclusionthatisreminiscentof theareainitsformerheyday.iscreative spacewilfunctionasthecentral hubandsoul of thecommunity. emobilegriotsandtravelingexhibitswilhaveseveraldifferentmediumsbywhichto communicateideasanddocument historical landmarks. iscolageof artisticexpresionwil beavoice, asound, aser, andinnovativeinitsapproachasitutilizesfacetsofartfromthe traditional totheexploratory. erepurposedstructureandgrenspacewilincorporateartinstalationsincluding large-scaleprojectinstalationsbyoneorourlocal andrenownedartists, HubertMasey.e initialinstalationwilbeeducationalinitsabilitytoprovideavisualdiscourseofthe communityfromitearlybeginningsanditsfuturetransformation.Itwildeliveravisionand misionof positiveprogresof thecommunityasawholeandhowthesechangesfitwithinthe scopeof Detroit’snewrenaisance. Connectivityisthekey, whilearthighlightsandembracescultural differences.Anewfound senseofprideandconnectednesreconfirmstheadage“Iambecauseweare.”espacewil createanidentityandemotionalatachmentgivingthecommunitycouragetocrosand removebariersaswebuildgreaterfutures.ecommunity,visitors,andstakeholderswil knowthatitbeganwiththeretelingof thecommunity’sstory. Artisticelementsspeaktotheeducational andcultural visionsthathavebenbroughttothe forefrontofournewandbourgeoningcity.Asaresult, theentireareawilbestrongerand healthierposesinggreaterwel-beingandeconomicvitality.erebuildingofthearea providesaglimpseintothefutureofempoweringandshapingcommunitiesthatwilhavea regional impactandserveasamodel forpositivedensityopportunitiesinotherlocations. Karasi Education&Cultural Center Arts&Culture PhaseOne .. ...

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