"Any time I travel around the country, when I say I’m from Detroit, there’s a circle of people that forms around me that wants to know what’s going on in Detroit. To me, that’s something that we need to tap into.
‘One thing I say a lot—there’s always a city that kind of represents the cultural moment. I think Detroit is almost there. Not yet, but I think within the next few years Detroit will be kind of like what Seattle was in the 90s, what Williamsburg was in the early 2000s, what maybe Berlin is today. Not to say that Detroit is the next Berlin, because Berlin was not the next Williamsburg, which was not the next Seattle.
‘It’s just—there’s always a city that captures the zeitgeist, that captures the imagination of alternative thinking. And I think Detroit is very well positioned to be that."