Imaging Detroit, equal parts international film festival and pop-up agora, aimed to spark a conversation about the many ways Detroit has been portrayed over the last decade. It staged public debate and open speculation on how representation contributes to our urban imagination. In assembling a varied collection of works and guests, Imaging Detroit revealed the possibility of an ephemeral urbanization: the 36-hour event transformed Perrien Park into a vibrant civic space, complete with screenings, conversations, exhibit, food and leisure.
Imaging Detroit, 2012
Jean Louis Farges
In collaboration with:
With assistance from:
Angela Last, Jayna Zweiman, Mercedes Mejia, Gorham Bird, Max Obata, Matthew Story, Nate Doud, Marty Keeter, Virginia Black, Jennifer Komorowski, Danielle McDonough, Anais Farges, Tony Pins, Nate Oppenheim, Tom Bray
Thanks and support:
Research on the City, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, University of Michigan