This Artist Puts Feminist Slogans On Detroit’s Abandoned Buildings

by Jen Pitt


Brooklyn artist and general badass Amy Small has created banners and placed them on Detroit’s dilapidated houses for the public to see. The banners display quotes from both pop culture and the election alike. Detroit, the city known for hardship with the auto bust of the early 2000s, is a city of grime and grit. The city has been through what most of Americans are experiencing now—-disillusionment.The pairing of “I woke up like this” on a felled door frame or “we go high” flapping amongst the abandoned beams of a building’s roof evoke simultaneous melancholy and hope, like the day after the apocalypse when everything is bleak, but there is nowhere to go but onward.

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I woke up like this

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We go high

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So great

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You already know

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Images from artist’s website 

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