Shrinking Cities

Urban Design Center / SPACES Gallery, OH, USA
April 20 – June 8, 2007

Shrinking Cities is a research and exhibition project (2002-08) initiated by Berlin based architect Philipp Oswalt. Four cities have been chosen (besides Detroit, these are Liverpool, UK, Halle/Leipzig, Germany, and Iwanowo, Russia) to investigate the effects of negative growth on communities, ecosystems and city planning.

Museum bench prototype, stack of wood, video ("Treespotting in Detroit“), repainted signage, framed photograph.