- Wed, 07/04/2012 - 18:18
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Getting tired of just shooting zombies on an infected area or whacking them off of your loan? That you realized while watching zombie films that it might be also cool to experience the thrill in reality, imagining you’re being chased and you run for your life.
I guess your nightmare is answered. Entrepreneur Mark Siwak wants to create live-action terror theme park 'Z World' in Detroit's run-down and abandoned streets and buildings. That sounds a pretty scary yet fun idea right?
So how does it work? You enter an enclosed urban landscape where a small, but growing, group of zombies is unleashed. You have to travel from building to building to search for the needed supplies of survival. With zombies around you, how long can you able survive?
The city of Detroit is considering literally abandoning sections of the city. While the economic and social benefits of this action can be debated. We think the situation demands more creativity.
The Z World Detroit initiative is a radical rethinking of urban redevelopment and Detroit's well-documented blight and de-population. It turns perceived liabilities into assets that will bring a renewed vitality to a struggling neighborhood. When done right, Z World Detroit would be transformative for part of the city, it would create jobs for Detroiters and become a legitimate destination.
While zombies are great, the real neat thing about this project is the potential to inject some life into a forgotten neighborhood - with the opportunity to work with neighborhood groups and organization. In short, Z World Detroit would become part of the neighborhood, the center of the neighborhood, rather than something sitting outside the neighborhood. A big inspiration for this effort is Detroit's Heidelberg Project (http://www.heidelberg.org), where an artist transformed an east-side street into a massive art installation. This has has a profound effect on that neighborhood and made it a destination.
Watch the video below.
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