Raise your hand if you´re sick and tired of ruin porn: Detroit.

‘United Artists Theater Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

This came up, when I googled some of the issues raised during  last class meeting. Quote:

“While I share the op’s opinion that “it’s been done”, I think the real missed opportunity is no one has figured out to monetize the ruins. Disinterested landlords, incompetent , and/or downright hostile ones like DIBC are missing a golden opportunity to make some money here. Imagine if they only authorized entry after a fee was paid or got some back end on the book/print sales? Of course that would open them up to things like ACTUALLY securing the building to keep out free loaders. Probably have to maintain it a bit to keep it safe to protect against lawsuits. Eh.. .strike all that. For anyone to monetize the ruins, the property owners would actually have to be responsible property owners first.” Here is a really good analysis of the whole phenomena.

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3 Responses to Raise your hand if you´re sick and tired of ruin porn: Detroit.

  1. Tamera Belke says:

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  2. Hardy says:

    As a short follow up – I went to a couple of buildings in Wedding that I thought looked interesting and suitably abandoned (full of hardcore ruin porn) only to discover that one was actually inhabited by artsy types and the other actually charges a fee for photographing inside. There you go, new age Capitalism at work!

  3. tutor says:

    Hardy: Lets go!

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