The Detroit Beautification Project

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I was recently in Philadelphia and one of the things that stood out the most to me was the endless array of murals on so many buildings.  The colors and positive images were all mesmerizing and I couldn’t get enough of it.  I have always been a lover of art and to see it being used to enhance an urban area that is so often associated with poverty and being dilapidated was a nice change.  Now, Detroit is undergoing a beautification project with the help of a team of street artists that are determined to help the city through their artistic gift.  This kind of art is not only stunning, but also inspiring.  Who said graffiti wasn’t beautiful?

The Detroit Beautification Project. Chapter 1 from TheSeventhLetter on Vimeo.

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About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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