An aerial view of Detroit’s suburbs shot by our fellow Nicola “Teach” Guarneri in 2008.  The mainly suburban development pattern of Detroit challenges our project with a quite different configuration from those encountered in most of the cities visited before. The typical relationship between center and periphery is reversed in this location by a core district almost reduced to a phantom city, while all around the typical American suburbia hardly survive without a propulsive economic engine and splinter into highly polarised areas. Paradoxical effects derive from the diverging destinies of suburban segments of the metropolitan area and the official administrative entity of Detroit as a city that declared recently bankrupt.