The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit by Andrew Herscher

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Intense attention has been paid to Detroit as a site of urban crisis. This crisis, however, has not only yielded the massive devaluation of real estate that has so often been noted; it has also yielded an explosive production of seemingly valueless urban property that has facilitated the imagination and practice of alternative urbanisms. The first sustained study of Detroit's alternative urban cultures, The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit initiates a new focus on Detroit as a site not only of urban crisis but also of urban possibility.

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Published November 14, 2012 by University of Michigan Press. 320 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Logically enough, this "unreal estate guide" to the city of Detroit is produced by the Detroit Unreal Estate Agency, which describes itself as an organization that engages in "feral research" on new ways in which the much diminished city can be reimagined and repurposed. A place that has seen a t...

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