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Detroit – Decayed Buildings & DIY Paradise

City Documentary | Do you remember the ruins of Detroit, which are a paradise for urban explorers and artists from all over the globe? Right after I published that post I got a message by Bixentro from London, who informed me about a small documentary by Palladium Boots about the city of Detroit, in which Mister Knoxville himself explores abandoned areas and the new generation of creative people restructuring and reorganizing the public life…

Once the fourth-largest metropolis in America – some have called it the Death of the American Dream. Today, the young people of the Motor City are making it their own DIY paradise where rules are second to passion and creativity. They are creating the new Detroit on their own terms, against real adversity. (palladiumboots.com)

This watchable documentary (make sure to watch all three parts!) with its positive title “Detroit Lives” gives some nice insights into what’s going on in a city which is famous for its decayed buildings and shows people trying to conserve the old buildings with innovative and creative ideas, brilliant!

Now I’d like to fly to Detroit!

Detroit   Decayed Buildings & DIY Paradise
Detroit   Decayed Buildings & DIY Paradise

Images by palladiumboots.com!

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  1. Man, that documentary was amazing. i actually want to move into one fo those salvaged idustrial artists lofts. It would be amazing, consellation for the fact that an urban art project in chernobyl is probably not allowed…

  2. yo, detroit is amazing. i have a studio at the russell industrial where part of palladium boots was filmed. a very strong art culture exists in detroit.

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