cesura lab

by Arianna Arcara & Luca Santese

Since 30 years Detroit has symbolized the American crisis, the defeat of capitalism and its ghosts, it still represents all of this. But, it's not just that. The people and the stories that prosper in that silence offer unforgettable impressions.
70 years ago the rich white collar workers, when the African-American exodus began, left the city center leaving the black community in a poverty stricken condition.
For the past 50 years desolation has been the word that best describes Detroit.
The game between the high rises and empty spaces reflect a similarity in the people from all different backgrounds who seem to roam the deserted streets of Detroit aimlessly. The once "Motor City" is experiencing an economic and industrial crisis that leaves the city abandoned by its spirit , but in it's turn it also took it from the people who seem to still try to make a life there, unsuccessfully.
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