Porous Borders Festival film by Cass Corridor Films

The Porous Borders Festival (PBF) was a two-day public art festival that took place along the entire border between Hamtramck and Detroit in May 16-17, 2015. Curated by The Hinterlands, PBF used food, dance, pageants, installation, conversation, performance, spectacle, and sports to explore the unique municipal boundary cutting across Michigan’s most internationally diverse zip-code. Visitors and residents viscerally experienced this invisible marker between Detroit and Hamtramck through a celebration of the unique spatial and cultural interactions between these two communities.

All events were walk-able, free and family-friendly. Go to the official Porous Borders Festival website to learn more about the forty plus artists who participated!

Check out this beautiful review of the festival by Marsha Music in Infinite Mile.

PBF was a 2013 winner of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge (Detroit) and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts 2014 Our Town grant as well as support from the Erb Family Foundation.

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