media representations

Inside Michigan Central Station under construction, a decaying archway is featured behind construction tape, a sign that reads "Men Working Above," and a construction worker walking in front of the archway toward a construction machine.

Detroit and the Glorification of the Past

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Christian Golden compares the use of ruins in the documentary Detroit: Comeback City and the fiction film Gran Torino, arguing that ruins in these two films resonate with the city’s efforts to attract business and investment through imagining a nostalgic past that can be retrieved to renew Detroit’s future.

An Update on Grenfell

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In this conclusion to her two-part look at the Grenfell crisis, Anna Viola Sborgi examines the aftermath of a crisis and the ways in which activists have and have not been successful in ensuring continued focus on the underlying issues.