Over at the Cardus Daily, I’ve posted some thoughts-from-the-hip on the status of the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection in light of the city’s bankruptcy proceedings. Here’s a teaser:
“Detroit” is more than its finances (or lack thereof) because cities are more than economic entities. Cities are multifaceted organizations of human social life. There is an economic aspect to any city, to be sure; but a city is not only economic. There are many sorts of “capital” that make a city flourish.