ruins http://michiganradio.org en Detroit ruins become a playground for 'free skiers' http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-ruins-become-playground-free-skiers <p>After 40 years of decline, Detroit has become a haven of so called ruin porn, with people flocking from all over the country and the world to photograph the city’s many decaying buildings.</p><p>Once winter was in full swing, a video went viral on social media. And it’s an epic, not to mention adventurous example of ruin porn.</p><p>Stateside’s Emily Fox has more.</p><p><em>Listen to the full audio above.</em></p><p>Watch "Tracing Skylines":</p><p>http://youtu.be/-M34yz47b-w</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:43:12 +0000 Stateside Staff 15958 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit ruins become a playground for 'free skiers' DIA photo exhibit puts Detroit in spotlight http://michiganradio.org/post/dia-photo-exhibit-puts-detroit-spotlight <p>A new exhibit at the <a href="http://dia.org">Detroit Institute of Arts</a> looks at life in the Motor City over the past decade.&nbsp;</p><p>The exhibit - <a href="http://www.dia.org/news/839/Detroit-Revealed--Photographs,-2000-2010-at-Detroit-Institute-of-Arts---Detroit-artists,-others-featured-in-look-at-Detroit-over-past-decade.aspx">Detroit Revealed</a> - includes videos and photographs of city residents and community gardens. It also includes images of the city&rsquo;s decline: abandoned buildings and empty, overgrown lots - what some call &ldquo;ruin porn.&quot;</p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:02:33 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 4510 at http://michiganradio.org DIA photo exhibit puts Detroit in spotlight Detroit through David Byrne's eyes http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-through-david-byrnes-eyes <p>My Dad grew up in Detroit in the 1930s. He described a city humming with activity: factory whistles sounding, street cars rolling by, and broad sidewalks crowded with people.</p><p>We went back to his old neighborhood several years ago.&nbsp; His house was on Lakeview Avenue.</p><p>It&#39;s gone now, along with the houses on most of the block. I was left to imagine his childhood home, and the stickball games he&#39;d play in the alley, by trying to extract mental images from the remaining concrete slabs we could see.</p> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 17:47:39 +0000 Mark Brush 154 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit through David Byrne's eyes