Porous Borders: All Over the Map

2018

Building off the research begun in our 2015 Porous Borders Festival, The Hinterlands and friends take a gander again at the borders running through our community. In a celebration nicknamed the Border Blast! we held puppet dispatches from across the Hamtramck/Detroit border to answer our deepest and shallowest questions about what goes on along this bizarre border, brought viewers through a live-streamed two-bike bike ride along the entire border, crowd-sourced trophies for our favorite border businesses, and held the Take-Out Take-Down, a timed race between Aladdin and Reshmi, two of our favorite Bengali restaurants on either side of the border.

With Richard Newman, Liza Bielby, Shoshanna Utchenik, Norma Jean Haynes, Scott Crandall, Maddy Rager, Maddie Etzcorn, Dave Sanders and guests at Aladdin, Reshmi, Hello Shwarma!, Hamtramck Historical Museum, and more

The 2018 Take-Out Take-Down

The 2018 Take-Out Take-Down

Border-business Bishr won Best Fried Chicken on the border. Was there ever any question?

Border-business Bishr won Best Fried Chicken on the border. Was there ever any question?