Category Archives: program

Keep Alt Space Operating for Winter 2016

I am filled with trepidation over what winter will be like in the 100 year-old under renovation house that is home to the ever emerging Alt Space project. It is imperative that the house hold up to the cold. I’m certainly concerned about freezing to death or catch pneumonia (no exaggeration), but I also wantContinue Reading

Planting a Vinyard

  Support the Alt Space GoFundMe campaign. alt space which is a community incubator space developing sustainable independent, grassroots and community-driven projects that bring social and economic viability to the Island View community. This center for alternative work, play and lodging is now the largest vineyard in the City of Detroit since prohibition. If you’d like toContinue Reading

Replanting Hope in Detroit

alt space was buzzing with activity on Saturday, August 17 when we hosted a few of our closest friends and collaborators. Friends Amy Haimerl and Karl Kaebnick took a break from working on their recently purchased home less than a mile from the Field Street house.

Play for Teens and Grown-ups

Two great bit of news for alt space. Crain’s Detroit Business recently featured alt space and a number of other Red Hook brooklynites featuring some beautiful photos of the space. Please check out the article by fellow Red Hooker Amy Haimerl!

Roots in the Ground in Detroit

I’ve had numerous conversations with neighbors, community organizers, friends and family who have offered suggestions and valuable insights for the development of this incubator for alternative, sustainable and socially aware economic development and the creation of a public space to support the larger social justice movement.