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Nick Tobier: Looping Detroit Interview

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University of Michigan News recently published an interview with Stamps Professor Nick Tobier about Looping Detroit: A People Mover Travelogue, a new compilation of essays, poems and photographs celebrating the Detroit People Mover and the area it serves.

What are you hoping people will take away from the work?

Tobier: What this compilation does for me is illustrate the difference between being a tourist and being an explorer: an explorer is open to what they might discover and a tourist sets out to see something that they know is already there. I think you’ll see that it really is remarkable how many places underneath or next to the People Mover have incredible social ecosystems.

U‑M professor’s project celebrates Detroit’s People Mover