Halima Afi Cassells

Halima Afi Cassells is an award-winning interdisciplinary community-engaged artist, facilitator, mom, and an avid urban gardener who calls Waawiiyaataanong (often referred to as Detroit, MI) home. She credits gardening as inspiring her move away from painting to a practice where she aspires to use materials and processes that lead to the thriving of all (human and non-human) communities. She is the founder and codirector of the Free Market of Detroit, which explores ideas of freedom, work, value, and disposability in a participatory context.