Welcome to the second decade of the 21st century.
If the 20th century was one marked by explosions (atomic bombs, population and information), the 21st century will be one marked by implosions. Europe finds itself in a decade of transition. From a past of unsustainable and unethical growth, to one other which we do not know yet, and terribly fear the outcome. The induced panic the word crisis brings, should not take over one’s attention, in the danger of forgetting it is nothing more than a passage, a modulation.
Language has failed us, and the negative aspects of the action ‘to shrink’ has prevented to see the positive sides of ‘to implode’ which implies ‘to concentrate’. But what is being concentrated and how? As a passage of rites, its brings a necessary set of creative responses to prepare for this transition.
i_Beta/ aims at opening a dialogue with the city where it all started and it all ended, a city already adapting and responding to a new future, to this future, the city of Detroit.