For decades now, Detroit has been one of America's most notorious clusterf*cks. Once the nation's fourth-largest city, its current population of just over 700,000 is less than 40 percent of its postwar peak of 1.8 million, and it's predicted to fall even further.
A new practice has emerged in Detroit that builds upon the tradition of Detroit-style expressionism. It seeks to imagine community through aesthetic means. I have termed this tendency the "art of the commons."
Scott Hocking's Garden of the Gods can be read as a dystopian reflection of the effects of spectacle society.