August 18, 2015

Tiger goes Tiger, news @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — With the rise of Detroit as a sexy location for artistic spirits to be free from the confines of civilization, has come a backlash from everyday Detroiters, wondering what, exactly, is so blank about the city’s canvas.

From an outside perspective, it might be hard to understand how the denizens of such a radically depopulated city could possibly object to people coming here to pursue their vision. If only there were a convenient metaphor to be torn from the headlines — something that demonstrates a complete lack of awareness that there are people living in this sometimes eerily post-apocalyptic city, and that someone’s crazy dreams might have a negative impact on the surrounding community …

Hey, did you hear some jackass let a tiger loose in the Packard Plant yesterday?

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