Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Meet the Winner

Meet our Mind the Gap winner, Wyatt Gage, an 8th grade student in Aaron Kuehne's class at the Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies in Detroit. Wyatt's submission, the "Penn-Line Project" proposes a pathway and sculpture garden on the railroad tracks behind Michigan Central Station in Corktown. Forget his age, it's a really great idea.

For a brief description of Wyatt's idea (and photo by Dante Stella), click here. Also check out his hand-drawn landscape plan below.

Thanks to Austin Black II of City Living Detroit and Jason Peet of the Green Garage for serving as jurors, and to the Detroit Creative Corridor Center for funding the project and prize. Thanks also to Marisa Gaggino for capturing the moment. Congrats, Wyatt!