The Prototype is Done!
Coming Soon... Mash Detroit 2.0
WHAT DID WE LEARN?
Mash Detroit is NOT a place… it is a series of concepts, connections and organic social collisions in neighborhoods as a community bridge that helps people from all walks of life collaborate, build business and re-imagine shared physical space.
Essentially, MASH Detroit is a place-based prototype that brings diverse people, ideas and experiences together under one roof – creating a space where everyone can WORK, PLAY, CONNECT and BUILD in a real Detroit neighborhood.
The prototype was tested and affirmed through a series of curated non-profit programs, pop-ups, meetings and events in a 6,000 square-foot street level storefront on lower east side of Detroit at its historically controversial border with Grosse Pointe.
The belief is that MASH can be replicated throughout Detroit, acting as a catalyst for further investment of time, talent and tiding into the local area. This combats Detroit’s “tale of two cities” narrative and visions beyond the 7.2 squares of downtown and midtown. The hope is that this effort produces a ripple effect (or Butterfly Effect) throughout neighborhoods, bringing individuals together and inspiring projects that would otherwise go unrealized.
We will continue to support the lower east side and activities in the space at Mack Ave. and Alter Rd. via an ongoing consulting relationship with Eastside Community Network (ECN).
Stay Tuned for more details and the launch of the "MACK MARKET".