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To Be or Not to Be in Detroit City

Vince Carducci | Posted 03.23.2014 | Detroit
Vince Carducci

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.

Specters of the Cass Corridor

Vince Carducci | Posted 08.13.2012 | Detroit
Vince Carducci

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

Vince Carducci | Posted 06.12.2012 | Detroit
Vince Carducci

Scott Hocking's Garden of the Gods can be read as a dystopian reflection of the effects of spectacle society.