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.
Libération (Christmas edition) 2012 talks about us.
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.
Our friends from French Canada published an article written by us on our film project in Detroit.
Blog objectif développement (AFD)
The French development agency featured an interview with Helene on Detroit je taime. (07/30/12)
Our Kickstarter campaign got curated by Etsy.
“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)
“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)
Article on Detroit’s DIY revolution illustrated with Nora’s pictures: “Détroit redémarre en mode DIY” (07/26/2012). Translation available below.Detroit DIY_OWNI article_translation
The “official Frenchies’ magazine” featured our campaign on their website.
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 featured our Kickstarter campaign on their blog.
“Exported from Paris: the young filmmaker who loves Detroit,” by Bill McGraw (07/25/12)
“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.
“Isak Interview # 16: Nora Mandray,” by Anna Clark (07/23/12)
« 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)
“Detroit je t’aime e ti reivento”, by Simonetta Bosso. Detroit je t’aime is in the Italian press! (07/17/12)
“Détroit, tu l’aimes ou tu la quittes… pas” In-depth interview with Hélène and Nora about “Detroit je t’aime.” (07/12/2012)
“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.
“DETROITJETAIME.COM is a nod to the city’s French roots (founded by Cadillac in 1701).” (07/09/12)
On 07/07/12, the Huffington Post featured Detroit je t’aime on its front page.
On 07/07/12, France’s most respectable newspaper Le Monde published an article about Detroit je t’aime’s Kickstarter campaign.Download PDF
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)
“These wonderful filmmakers have done a fantastic job writing, compiling, and editing video footage and photographs of the D.” (07/12/12)
Detroit’s new “techno” scene had a name: Discotech. A look on DIY digital justice.Download PDF
“Why Foreigners Are Still Attracted to Detroit“, by Jake Warga. Aired on NPR’s affiliate PRI this June. Nora talks about loving Detroit.
Usbek & Rica Magazine
Detroit is a lab for DIY initiatives, on a city scale. Portraits of free-thinkers and free-makers.Download PDF
The French NPR talks about our Glamour article at 5’28!
They reinvent the American dream: the “doers” come from all over the US to Detroit.Download PDF
News From France
Read about our project on p.3: Detroit Expat Blog Tells of ‘Two Frenchies in the D’
The Robotown project based in Motor city kinda smells like Robocop.Download PDF
“Detroit’s Ruin Porn Goes Commercial” : Hélène questions the infamous artistic trend.
“Locating Myself on the Mitten”: where Nora talks about being French in Detroit.
Right-hand column, c@rNet: “Une Nouvelle Amie” celebrates Helene’s incredible social media skills on detroitjetaime.comDownload PDF
“Stalking Obama in Detroit: getting all 1930s French socialist on us?”