6 SESSIONS, 68 FILMS On Saturday, September 22nd from 10 AM until dark, the FORUM is hosting a series of public conversations. Here the image of Detroit is in the spotlight – its construction, meaning, contradictions, and projected power. Over the course of six open discussion sessions, we will engage Detroit’s local and global image, and speculate about the consequences of its diffusion. Each session, framed around emergent topical themes, will begin with a half-hour screening of excerpts culled from films showcased in their entirety in the Screening Pavilion. The six half-hour screenings will be followed by 45 minute public conversations led by invited Discourse Jockeys. Imaging Detroit’s Discourse Jockeys are representatives of diverse expertise –Detroiters, urbanists, economists, filmmakers, activists, policy makers, artists, architects, and others– who will help spin the discussion by sharing their insights, impressions, and interpretations. Over the course of the public discussions, this event aims to explore how images of Detroit shape our perceptions of the city. Public participation is encouraged.
Published on Sep 15, 2012