Just like the city’s mantra says, Detroit has risen from its ashes. Almost everything has been revitalized. From the office I work for, which is a restored model T factory, to the Heidelberg project, that takes junk from abandoned houses in order to turn it into art, Detroit has taken what it was once lost and built around it. Having the opportunity to work in place that reminds me so much of Detroit’s past helps me find the concentration I need. In order to leave an impact on Detroit Food Academy, I will need to transform this concentration into concrete deliverables. These deliverables will include a new website that will help DFA telling the stories of the businesses that its alumni have created, and, contemporarily, pushing sales online of their signature products.
At the same time, me and Nalini are trying to build a digital presentation that would improve the company’s pitches to potential partners. Another project that we are trying to carry along is creating a partnership with the Detroit Experience Factory, where two people of our group are interning. I like how we are all connecting as friends, but also at a business level.
Even if the reputation of Detroit often precedes its name, all of us are finding this city of great inspiration. Hopefully these months here will prove that diamonds are forever, and that both Detroit and The Detroit Food Academy will shine forever.