A CITY TO YOURSELF
A GIRL”S GUIDE TO DETROIT
Nicole MacDonald, 2008 (24min)
Amanda Le Claire, 2012 (in production)
In 1950, when Detroit was the auto production capital of the world, there were 1,849,568 people in the city. Today there are half that many remaining. Everyone’s heard of the crumbling infrastructure that follows a shrinking, post-industrial city like Detroit. But what about the increase in space for outdoor art, less traffic, little gridlock, the return of urban wildlife and green space, and some of the pluses of having a city to yourself?
Detroit is a place that attracts a certain type of individual. Someone that’s both tough and independent. That’s especially true for the women who have chosen to stake their claim in one of the nation’s most complicated cities. Fearless, talented, and ambitious, these women are shaping Detroit’s future.
AMBASSADOR BRIDGE COMPANY: MICHIGAN CENTRAL STATION
ART FROM THE ASHES: DETROIT’S HEIDELBERG Project
Stephen McGee, 2012 (6min)
Chris Metzler & Jeff Springer, 2010 (15min)
09/22 @ 11:00AM
After the decline of the auto industry, riots, rampant crime, and urban decay, the city of Detroit has been struggling to find a new identity. Looking to inspire change, artist Tyree Guyton began to use paint and found objects to transform 2 city blocks into a provocative and colorful art installation. The art project on Heidelberg Street has since become a mecca for artists and stands as a symbol of Detroit’s ongoing artistic renaissance.
Published on Sep 15, 2012