8 Weeks Under 8 Mile challenges you to do all of your shopping in Detroit for 8 weeks and talk about it. Here’s how you can join the experiment:
The Dedicated Detroiter: Try spending all of your money in Detroit for 8 weeks. Get your friends, family and colleagues to do it too. Think and talk about these questions:
How does shopping exclusively in Detroit change your life? Reflect on your consumer choices and think about how they influence the people and economy of the city.
Can you find everything you need in Detroit? Tell us what you discovered that you didn’t know existed. Tell us what’s missing and we’ll challenge our followers to find it.
The What’s the Big Deal Detroiter: You already do all of your shopping in Detroit you say? Have you ever told the world about it? Do you really want conventional media’s easily consumable views of Detroit’s retail landscape to dominate the American lexicon? If we don’t tell our story… people who don’t know what they’re talking about will.
The Detroit Business Owner: Detroit is a better place because of you. We hope this blog is a small way of saying thank you for… making our city more livable, giving us cool stuff to do, taking the risk and showing the world that Detroit is a great place to live and do business.
When you’re not running a small business (AKA doing everything all the time) we’d love to hear your story. Will you share it with us? If you’re crunched for time, we understand and we’ll help! We’re going to spotlight our favorite, seldom-known, need-to-know places around the city. Contact us to request an interview.
The Detroit Lovers Around the World: Follow this 8 week experiment and tell your friends in far away places how cool Detroit is. You don’t have to be in Detroit to contribute. Take part in the discussion online.