Romantic Detachment brings together road trips, films, performance, tea, hero-worship, discussions and music to explore the collisions and intersections between the ideals of European Romanticism and an alternative grassroots Romanticism and to examine the dialogue between a Euro-centric tradition and a new world vision. Romantic Detachment spans from Great Britain's Lake District to New York City, locations that, while they seem contradictory, both hold manifestations of these two Romantic ideals.