For our first, short (4 week) project of this winter's semester of product design studio, we were given the vague task doing something with "anything that has to do with a pothole."
Our group, Sarah S., Sarah J., and myself, chose to fix one big problem in the city of Detroit by using another problem to fix it. The basic mission of the project is to use the bricks from house demolitions around the city to fill the numerous potholes in roads around the city.
By doing this, the beautiful brick houses that need to be torn down for safety purposes are now kept within the city limits. In return, by having bricks in the road, the roads would serve as reminders of the original streets of Detroit.
Check out the poster below to see the in depth concept and process: