Saturday, November 17, 2012

Detroit revived, thanks to artists


(Video Link) When the big media outlets report on Detroit, Michigan, they dwell on the rotting hulk of a dead industrial-opolis. But that's not the whole story.

This video shows what happens when a neglected American city gets loved by artists and musicians—instead of by big corporations or politicians.
Thanks, Frank

8 comments:

Maywyn said...

Wow!
Thanks for posting that fantastic inspirational video

Emanuele Sangregorio said...

Indeed, i found it inspiring too for it shows how artists can affect the communities the live in in most positive of the ways :)

etc, etc said...

So Detroit isn't a rotting hulk of a dead industrial-opolis; it is rather a rotting hulk of a dead industrial-opolis with a garish fauve/expressionist paint over by squatter hipsters. What could be more utopian than that?

James Gurney said...

Etc. I'm sure there's room for realists and traditionalists, too. In fact, I know some of them.

crewchief227 said...

thanks for that video James. I used to work in Detroit heavy hauling steel trucking and always was in the run down parts of Detroit. I used to tell people that Detroit is the scariest place on earth and I have been to every major U.S. city and most of the world. Now that I am a artist this is a whole new fresh perspective on Detroit.

Anonymous said...

Detroit is a city in urban decay
Alex Murphy is a cop and it's his first day
Old Detroit has a cancer, that cancer is crime
Dick Jones has the answer, ED-209

Anonymous said...

Wonderful video, thank you. And living proof that the more diverse a city's income the better its prospects. One industry cities, no matter how vibrant they are right now are always prone to a CorpRat meltdown.

TAP said...

Here is another video about how urban gardening is saving the city...

http://youtu.be/wpifS2GV660