Disaster tourists have long been flocking to Detroit's decayed infrastructure in search of ruin porn. Is all this attention a good thing?
British DJs Above and Beyond recently shot a video of Georgia Street community garden in Detroit, showing community members transforming wasteland into a garden. Steve Glashier, who's worked with Fatboy Slim and Bud Ice, shot the video.
Disaster tourists have long been flocking to Detroit's decayed infrastructure in search of ruin porn, and this video seems to confirm the growing mainstream attention on the city's urban farming efforts. When I went there recently, Greg Vellerer told me he was actually making a documentary about the sheer number of documentarians who come to document urban farming with microphones and cameras. A year later, I'm still wondering, is all this attention a good thing?