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Detroit Ruin Porn

Detroit's Abandoned Ruins Are Captivating, But Are They Bad For Neighborhoods?

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

For some, Detroit is symbolized by hulking ruins like the Michigan Central Depot, a 100-year-old train station that's sat empty for decades and drawn ...

Tear It Down? Why The Packard Plant Needs To Go

Detroit Free Press | Posted 12.02.2012 | Detroit

Like a crumbling headstone to a long-dead time, it sprawls over 35 acres of Detroit, a half-mile stretch of broken concrete and bricks and trouble. ...

Is Ruin Porn Good For Tourism? (POLL)

Posted 08.22.2012 | Travel

In January, The Huffington Post introduced you to David Schalliol, the Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the Illinois Institute of Te...

Ruin Porn: As Dirty as You Need It to Be

Richey Piiparinen | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts
Richey Piiparinen

2012-06-22-Screenshot20120622at1.15.18PM.jpgIf you aren't from the Rust Belt you need to know something: vacancy lives here. In fact, its ubiquity has granted it a presence in our post-industrial culture.

Revealing Detroit Photographically

Vince Carducci | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Vince Carducci

2011-11-16-pullquote.jpgLocals know photography that revels in Detroit's devastation as "ruin porn." Scott Hocking embraces Detroit's decaying areas but does so with an eye toward a broader historical and philosophical view.