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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x109 Drew Philp: My $500 house in Detroit -- and the neighbors who helped me rebuild it
TV-PG

  • 2018-04-02T23:00:00-05:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

In 2009, journalist and screenwriter Drew Philp bought a ruined house in Detroit for $500. In the years that followed, as he gutted the interior and removed the heaps of garbage crowding the rooms, he didn't just learn how to repair a house — he learned how to build a community. In a tribute to the city he loves, Philp tells us about "radical neighborliness" and makes the case that we have "the power to create the world anew together and to do it ourselves when our governments refuse."

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