Detroit References and Links

Interesting Readings


Art / Photography / Ruin Porn

Canvas Detroit (J. Pincus, N. Christian)

The Ruins of Detroit (Y. Marchand, R. Meffre)

Detroit Disassembled (S. Moore)

Popular Commentaries & Reflections

Detroit City is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis (M. Binelli)

Detroit: An American Autopsy (C. LeDuff)

Detroit: A Biography (S. Martelle)

Academic Writing

Fitzgerald: Geography of a Revolution (W. Bunge)

Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City (G. Galster)

Racial Situations: Class Predicaments of Whiteness in Detroit (J. Hartigan, Jr.)

The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (T. Sugrue)

Histories & Landmarks

Forgotten Landmarks of Detroit (D. Austin)

Hidden History of Detroit (A. Bragg)

A Detroit Anthology (A. Clark)


Local News Sources

Detroit News 

Detroit Free Press 

Crains Detroit 

Blogs  / Commentary / Neighborhood Websites

Off the Chain 

Motor City Muckraker 

Curbed Detroit 

High Viz Detroit Contemporary Art / Arch / UrbEx

I Love Detroit Michigan

Detroit UrbEx 

Heidelberg Project 

Museum of Contemporary Art – MOCAD

Pieces of Detroit – Detroit Graffiti

Revitalization / Pop-ups / Development / Activism

Uniting Detroiters – Community Activism

Data Driven Detroit 

Model D 


Detroit Works Project  & Detroit Future City

Motor City Blight Busters 

History / Archaeology

Detroit Historical Society 

Preservation Detroit