|Detroit-based artist/community advocate HALIMA CASSELLS crosses innumerable disciplines and group boundaries, always defying expectation. A consummate diplomat and avid experimentalist, she traverses many diverse circles and occupies a myriad of roles that are unified by a deep and unwavering devotion to fostering community inter-connectivity. In practice, she designs spaces for authentic engagement and artistic expression as well as engenders ideas of new economy. She assumes leadership and outreach roles at O.N.E. Mile, Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, Incite Focus Fab Lab, North End Soup, Center for Community Based Enterprise, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and the Free Market of Detroit.