Jul 2013

Radio Canada

Helene was interviewed by Radio Canada (in French) about Detroit’s bankrupcy and the hopes of a revival through community and DIY initiatives. Listen here.

Jul 2013


Libération (Christmas edition) 2012 talks about us.

Sep 2012

South End (WSU paper)

Review of Detroit je t’aime in Wayne State University paper (26/09/12).



Our favorite urban magazine from French Canada published a piece by us on Urban farming in Detroit (09/29/12)


We’re featured in the web review of Biba (Women’s magazine published in France), in their October 2012 issue.

Sep 2012


Our friends from French Canada published an article written by us on our film project in Detroit.

Sep 2012

Indiewire (project of the week)

We got elected Project of the WEEK on Indiewire, on 09.10.


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Aug 2012

Blog objectif développement (AFD)

The French development agency featured an interview with Helene on Detroit je taime. (07/30/12)

Etsy curated!

Our Kickstarter campaign got curated by Etsy.

Jul 2012


“Détroit je t’aime: le webdoc à soutenir en ce moment !” (07/30/12)

Detroit Free Press

“Detroit je t’aime — no ordinary Detroit documentary,” by Jewel Gopwani (07/30/12)

Street Press

“Kezia, Achille et William, activistes du “Do It Ourselves.” By Hélène Bienvenu & Nora Mandray (30/07/12)

I Am Young Detroit

The Under 35 Doers—innovators and changemakers—who are making their mark in Detroit. Read Nora Mandray’s interview. (07/30/12)

Jul 2012


Article on Detroit’s DIY revolution illustrated with Nora’s pictures: “Détroit redémarre en mode DIY” (07/26/2012). Translation available below.

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The “official Frenchies’ magazine” featured our campaign on their website.

Pure Michigan

A “Frenchie” Takes on Life in Detroit (interview with Nora), 07/26/2012

Kikötő online (HU)

“Segíts magadon és Detroit is megsegít – Exkluzív interjú” (“Help yourself and Detroit will help you”, interview with Helene in Hungarian) 07/26/2012

Positive Detroit

Positive Detroit featured our Kickstarter campaign on their blog.

Jul 2012

Deadline Detroit

“Exported from Paris: the young filmmaker who loves Detroit,” by Bill McGraw (07/25/12)

Detroit News

“French filmmakers discovering Detroit’s jewels”, op-ed by Nora Mandray (07/26/12).


The Canadian magazine featured our Kickstarter project in their newsletter in the last week of July.


“Détroit, ils l’aiment,” Shamengo’s newsletter featured us on 07/25/12.

Jul 2012


“Isak Interview # 16: Nora Mandray,” by Anna Clark (07/23/12)

Jul 2012

« Deux anciennes étudiantes parisiennes lancent un projet de webdocumentaire fascinant sur Détroit, la capitale du DIY! » (07/18/12).

Broken City Lab

Detroit je t’aime – A New Interactive Documentary (7/18/12).

« Le risque du webdoc non-linéaire c’est de faire un catalogue d’histoires. On veut créer un monde interactif où l’émotion a sa place », (07/19/12)

Jul 2012


“Detroit je t’aime e ti reivento”, by Simonetta Bosso. Detroit je t’aime is in the Italian press! (07/17/12)

Jul 2012

“Détroit, tu l’aimes ou tu la quittes… pas” In-depth interview with Hélène and Nora about “Detroit je t’aime.” (07/12/2012)

Urban Times

“The Dreams of Urban dwellers are colored green”

On 07/13/2012, Urban Times published a write-up by Nora.

Urbain, trop Urbain

“Détroit je t’aime ou la révolution urbaine DIY”

Exclusive article for Urbain trop Urbain (07/13/2012)

This Big City

“Detroit je t’aime: Can Two Frenchies Transform Detroit?” The leading UK blog on sustainable cities interviews Nora Mandray (07/10/2012).

Detroit je t’aime, Best Detroit Blog!

On 10/07/2012, e Detroit ranked us 6th in their Top 10 blogs on Detroit.

Kickstarter: Staff Picks!

Kickstarter selected us in their “Staff Picks” category and we’ve been regularly featured on their homepage since we launched our campaign!

Les Inrocks TV

The French culture magazine featured our Kickstarter campaign on their online TV on 07/06/12.

Jul 2012


“DETROITJETAIME.COM is a nod to the city’s French roots (founded by Cadillac in 1701).” (07/09/12)

Jul 2012

Huffington Post

On 07/07/12, the Huffington Post featured Detroit je t’aime on its front page.

Le Monde

On 07/07/12, France’s most respectable newspaper Le Monde published an article about Detroit je t’aime’s Kickstarter campaign.

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Jul 2012

Mark Maynard’s blog

“Two Frenchies on what they love about Detroit’s “Do It Ourselves” culture

Mark from Ipsilanti (MI) published a detailed interview on our documenary project (07/12/2012)



Jul 2012

Core Detroit

“These wonderful filmmakers have done a fantastic job writing, compiling, and editing video footage and photographs of the D.” (07/12/12)

Jun 2012

Les Inrockuptibles

Detroit’s new “techno” scene had a name: Discotech. A look on DIY digital justice.

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Jun 2012


“Why Foreigners Are Still Attracted to Detroit“, by Jake Warga. Aired on NPR’s affiliate PRI this June. Nora talks about loving Detroit.

May 2012

Usbek & Rica Magazine

Detroit is a lab for DIY initiatives, on a city scale. Portraits of free-thinkers and free-makers.

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Apr 2012

France Inter

The French NPR talks about our Glamour article at 5’28! 

Apr 2012

Glamour Magazine

They reinvent the American dream: the “doers” come from all over the US to Detroit. 

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Mar 2012

News From France

Read about our project on p.3: Detroit Expat Blog Tells of ‘Two Frenchies in the D’

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Jan 2012

Garagisme Magazine

The Robotown project based in Motor city kinda smells like Robocop.

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Dec 2011

Huffington Post

“Detroit’s Ruin Porn Goes Commercial” : Hélène questions the infamous artistic trend.

Nov 2011

Huffington Post

“Locating Myself on the Mitten”: where Nora talks about being French in Detroit.

Oct 2011

Le Monde

Right-hand column, c@rNet: “Une Nouvelle Amie” celebrates Helene’s incredible social media skills on

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Sep 2011

Café Babel

“Stalking Obama in Detroit: getting all 1930s French socialist on us?”


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