Monday, February 2, 2009

A place "where there’s virtually no market"...


I don't think the young mayor is half as "charmed by Braddock’s decaying beauty" as the NY Times editors are... It's an interesting follow-up to the Matteo Pasquinelli article posted below. The reporting of Braddock indexes the rise of the "punk aesthetic" stock. The article might as well have been filed under Arts or Travel.

3 comments:

Nick said...

The punk aesthetic is an interesting element to note--makes me think of the frontier sensibility that surrounded NYC's SoHo in the 1970's. Whereas today the appeal of cities like Braddock or Detroit harbor a certain Mad-Max, post-apocalyptic city as stage to be chosen as a suitably gnarly crash pad for a largely white contingent, this population is often separate from all but its own trappings. In Detroit shows at places like The Trumbellplex or most art openings are filled with primarily white transients. Their ability to transfer tribal identities, backdrops and attitudes leaves a fleeting presence in the city. Perhaps this is an inevitable sequence but I wonder what its tolls and impacts are both on those who cannot move on and on the physical cities.

Elizabeth J. Neal said...

Please post your summary of the important points Jacqueline Proctor made on June 21 during her news conference/presentation. Ascenergy

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