Powered by powerful historical footage, including vivid images of the city’s zenith and its now derelict buildings, Julian Temple’s 2010 TV documentary Requiem for Detroit? charts the rise and fall of the “Big Three” in Detroit: General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. The film documents the impact that the decline of these giants has had on the city and its inhabitants.
Learning from… Detroit is part of a sequence of presentations called Learning from… , which takes its title from Learning from Las Vegas (1972), Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour’s influential publication. In this spirit, the series brings together experts to explore specific urban conditions and their relevance to the future development of cities.