As part of DAS DETROIT PROJEKT, the Schauspielhaus Bochum hosteds a public symposium on October 11, 2013.
All of the four Opel cities Bochum, Ellesmere Port, Zaragoza and Gliwice are different, each distinguished by its own characteristics. Still, all of them are on the way from a boomtown motor city to a post-industrial city. The questions and challenges resemble each other and scientists, artists, urbanists and cultural institutions from all the cities deal with the same topics: How do a city and its society change when the (automotive) industry leaves? How can wce transform the crisis of the past into a chance for the future?