shrinking cities competion
research on detroit, US
|BAD PROJECT 001|
|Our entry "de-TRO-it"
deals with the fact that other parameters than population figures determine
a city. In order to get a better picture of Detroit we compared Detroit
with other cities in five categories (same size agglomerations, largest
city on each continent, boomtowns, shrinking US-cities and ghost towns).
With the help of Ethan Zuckerman's GAP tools (http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/ethan)
which he adapted for our cities we could determine Detroit's media attention
in global context. Always in comparison with our choice of five categories
cities we researched on Detroit's music scene which peaked twice: during
the sixties' Motown Years and right now with the vivid Techno and Hip Hop
scene. Detroit's music scene was actually booming when the population began
to decline. Regarding the movie scene, besides movies with shooting locations
in Detroit, the image (the publics image , public image / media profile)
of Detroit in the movies was of particular interest to us, as well as the
years when movie making started, vanished and restarted again. Another topic
of our research was Detroit brands. A lot of Detroit brands emerged during
the fifties and sixties and died during the last three decades. However
there is this phenomenon of retro brands which reappear, having an afterlife.
Out of this research we are trying to develop a "Shrinking Cities Index", and monitoring the media attention coverage over a given span of time. We plan to present the developed project in a webpage as well as the Leipzig exhibition.
for more info check out the project web-blog: >>> de-tro-it.blogspot.com
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