Then from the white tent of Frieze, we turn our attention to Detroit, a city that has been the site of numerous competing and flawed narratives (from Detroit the ruin to Detroit the center of renewal). For five days, the city played host to the New Museum
’s Ideas City initiative. A relatively small “studio laboratory,” the project brought together some 40 artists, designers, writers, and more from across the globe, but most importantly from Detroit, to propose creative ideas for its future. Expanding on our recent feature
, we look at the state of the arts in Detroit three years after the city declared bankruptcy and came close to selling off its cultural collections, and think about the possibilities and limitations of something like Ideas City.
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Intro Music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free