Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century— the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, DETROPIA sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. These soulful pragmatists and stalwart philosophers strive to make ends meet and make sense of it all, refusing to abandon hope or resistance. Their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive postindustrial America and begins to envision a radically different future.
From YALE UNIVERSITY‘s series ‘Global Problems of Population Growth’, a video lecture by demographer MICHAEL TEITELBAUM:
Manhattan is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, at nearly 70,000 residents per square mile. It is home to 1.6 million people, out of a total of 8.2 million in all of New York City.
Greater Los Angeles is the 13th largest metropolitan area in the world and second in the United States, with a population of 16.5 million. LA LIGHT is a time lapse video by Colin Rich showing the city at night. It has been shortlisted for the 2012 Vimeo Awards Lyrical category.