Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Catherine Ferguson Academy and Marjectica Potrc

Chicago-based architect Daniel Berry brought us today to the Catherine Ferguson Academy which presents a success story in the Greening of Detroit undertaking. The Academy is located in an area northwest of Woodbridge.


The school, which is simultaneously a big urban farm, provides high school education to girls, with a focus on agriculture.


They keep chickens, goats, horses and other animals right in the center of Detroit. Architect and artist Marjetica Potrc, who is also doing a guest lecture at the Dutch Art Institute on 13 January 2009, worked with the school in 2005.


She built with the students of the Academy an energy windmill for the farm, which is functional until now. With this intervention Portc won the Nobel Peace Contest. Click here for the Metro Times article covering the story.