The city of Detroit tends to get a bad rep and has undergone numerous restorative efforts by city planners and celebrities to improve its reputation -- among those is the Memory Cloud Detroit online gallery.
In 2011, design studio Minimaforms commissioned an outdoor art installation where visual representations of text messages from residents were displayed in a public forum using illuminated smoke signals. By showcasing the inner thoughts that the public have about issues directly affecting their lives, the hope was to garner insight into how to revamp the city. The overwhelming response prompted the creators to document the outcome.
The website features photos, videos and quotes compiled from the residents of Detroit, Michigan and their thoughts on the past, present, and the future of their city.