Thursday, March 01, 2007

Poletown Lives!

George Corsetti, Detroit Green and filmmaker writes:

Poletown Lives!, a film about the forced relocation of 3,500 people in central Detroit to make way for a Cadillac plant will be show on Saturday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm at MOCAD, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit at 4454 Woodward, across from the Whitney restaurant. There will be a discussion following the film.

This is part of the Shrinking Cities Exhibit a project by Germany's Federal Cultural Foundation, the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Shrinking Cities explores a form of urban development that has become a global phenomenon. Starting in 2002, local teams were commissioned in Detroit (USA), Manchester/Liverpool (Britain), Ivanovo (Russia), and Halle/Leipzig (Germany) to investigate and document processes of urban shrinking. In more than fifty exhibition contributions, artists, architects, filmmakers, journalists, culture experts, and sociologists reveal and illuminate the changing realities of these cities. For more information,

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