Model D has a video feature (below) and an accompanying story (Big Ideas for Shrinking Cities) on the Shrinking Cities exhibit at MOCAD and Cranbrook (also see shrinkingcities.com). The exhibit runs through the end of March at the new MOCAD museum in Midtown Detroit and the Cranbrook art museum in Bloomfield Hills. According to exhibitcurator Mitch Cope (who also curated the Detroit section of the original show in Berlin in 2004):
The show intends to start a necessary conversation about things we don’t want to talk about, but we need to. Shrinking Cities presents the full spectrum of complex issues that don’t have simple solutions. How do you reinvent a city? How do you bring life back to a place where life is disappearing? The answers are clearly not in trying to reverse history, in the gentrification of neighborhoods or building sports stadiums that say nothing real about the place they inhabit. This exploration process is a good thing, and this show does it by presenting it on a vast, multi-layered platform.
Good questions. Anyone care to offer any answers?