Views of Detroit: An Experiment in Using Film for Urban Planning


We’ve previously explored the ruins of Detroit in this space, and while we found the devastation captured in Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre’s photographs fascinating, the images also made us feel like we were rubbernecking at disaster porn. On the other side of the spectrum is “Views of Detroit,” a 22-minute clip from a group of Danish planning students which was shot as part of a research experiment on how to use film as a method of urban development. “The film uses a strongly subjective narrative, with no aim to point out answers to the challenges Detroit is currently facing, they explain. “However we hope our methodology can inspire planners to include new perspectives from everyday life in their work: creating future cities.” Click through to check out the fascinating portion on Michigan Central Station.

[via Laughing Squid]