TED Talk and Other Media
Philp has been invited to give numerous lectures and talks from educational institutions such as The University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Saginaw Valley State University, Little Rock Central High School and National Park. In addition to working as an adjunct Journalism professor at Oakland University, he has made many appearances on television and radio, including NPR, CSPAN, WGTE, The Atlantic, The National Writers Series, Talks at Google, and Leaders Quest.
His TED Talk, delivered at TED NYC has been viewed by more than a million people and translated into a dozen languages.
My $500 House in Detroit- and the Neighbors Who Helped Rebuild It
"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.'
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page."
To view the speech on TED.com and with subtitles, please click here.