Eden Bloom

Spring Equinox, 2024 – I’m still a 50-something sound and visual artist, raising a family and striving for meaningful and respectful relationships on the land known as Waawiiyaataanong/Detroit.

I strive to respect influences, teachers, the people I live with, the spirits of the land we live on and the elemental forces I intuit.  My creative life has been deeply anchored in resistance to religious dogma and the interruption of dominant narratives. Race and place are also prominent throughout my work. Raising a ‘white’ family in the largest Black city in the US has made issues that were once distant more personal.

It is vital to note that I work and live in majority Black spaces and tend to focus on anti-Blackness. This said, I recognize and strive to move in solidarity with all those who face oppression here and globally. I’m constantly learning and attempting to develop deeper relations.

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Health and Healing

Health/Healing Publications


While I am not currently involved in any of these groups and have criticisms of both leadership and application, these are extremely influential in my approach. It is important to note that I am still most deeply influenced by and in love with the non-dogmatic emergent structure of TOPY. My attempts to replicate this non-dogmatic structure have been the source of conflict as I’ve attempted to engage with more structured groups. 

Spirit Publication
Power Symbols for Personal Growth – Natural Awakenings (2009)
Sigil – Thee Blooming Ov Life (TOPY internal – 1988)
Book Magick – Thee BOTL Rocket


Becoming a parent in the city of Detroit as we were thrust into municipal bankruptcy and emergency management set the tone for my attempts to  engage for better outcomes for our kids. These groups and workshops supported the internal work needed to engage more effectively. I cite these groups as influences as my search for spaces that do not replicate hierarchies of control continues.

    • People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond – https://pisab.org
    • Project South, Institute to Eliminate Poverty & Genocide – https://projectsouth.org/about/
    • Crossroads Anti-Racism Training – https://crossroadsantiracism.org
    • Detroit Black Community Food Security Network – https://www.dbcfsn.org
    • James and Grace Lee Boggs Center – https://www.boggscenter.org
    • Generative Somatics – https://generativesomatics.org
    • Detroit Equity Action Lab – http://detroitequity.org
    • Detroit People’s Platform – https://www.detroitpeoplesplatform.org
    • Extinction Rebellion – https://rebellion.global
    • Sunrise Movement – https://www.sunrisemovement.org
    • Democratic Socialists of America – https://www.dsausa.org

For published works see Justice – https://www.edenbloom.art/writing/justice/


    • Throwing Muses, Detroit (1987-88)
    • Pixies, Club Soda Kalamazoo (1988)
    • Emergency Management/Municipal Bankruptcy (2013-14)
    • Freedom March 50th, Detroit
    • Petcoke Marathon Protest, Detroit
    • Water is a Human Right March, Detroit

Published Photography
People’s Atlas of Detroit, Wayne State University Press (2019)


Graphic Design

  • Majesty Crush – Electric Seahorse Cassette (1991)
  • D.A.D.A. Une (1993, Detroit)
  • Instagon – Temporary Temple (1995, Huntington Beach)
  • Tumultus Productions (1996, Carbondale)
    • I am currently processing the role of these authors in my work and life
  • Various Hands Local 23 (1999, Cincinnati)
  • Detroit Evolultion Laboratory (2006, Detroit)
  • Undoing Racism, Planting Justice
  • Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion – Housing
  • Flint Strong Stones Logo
  • Detroit Food Justice Task Force – Cook Eat Talk Menu


  • (2008) https://handmadedetroit.com/2008/11/12/meet-the-detroit-evolution-lab/
  • (2008) https://www.modeldmedia.com/features/evolove130.aspx
  • (2009)https://static1.squarespace.com/static/526e8724e4b06485ddc46b03/t/53b6e997e4b0d5e7513cd907/1404496279952/michigan+in+the+raw.pdf
  • (2012) https://www.alternet.org/2012/08/can-whole-foods-coexist-homegrown-food-movement
  • (2015) https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/05/04/water-shut-notices-go-detroit-may/26891145/
  • (2017) https://www.metrotimes.com/news/inherit-the-wind-climate-change-dte-and-1-million-without-power-2889845
  • (2019) https://wdet.org/2019/07/22/detroits-east-side-is-already-polluted-will-fiat-chrysler-make-it-worse/
  • (2020) https://www.michiganradio.org/families-community/2020-01-29/state-questions-plans-submitted-by-fiat-chrysler-for-new-detroit-assembly-plant
  • (2020) https://planetdetroit.org/2020/09/community-raises-concern-about-fca-expansion-call-for-better-testing-and-community-benefits/
  • (2021) Detroit Free Press – Dan Gilbert’s Hudson site not done nearly 4 years after groundbreaking
  • (2022)https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/chrysler/2022/10/20/detroiters-say-they-feel-ignored-in-stellantis-odor-violations-order/69575454007/
  • (2023) https://www.bridgedetroit.com/district-detroit-benefits/
  • https://detourdetroiter.com/how-covid-19-exposed-detroit-health-inequities/
  • https://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/25840/prominent_developers_pro-israel_lobby_fund_brenda_jones_bid_to_oust_rashida_tlaib
  • https://www.bridgedetroit.com/how-detroits-community-benefits-process-is-failing-east-side-residents/
  • https://grist.org/equity/detroits-first-new-assembly-line-in-30-years-will-compound-pollution-in-black-neighborhoods/