Detroit Month of Design is a citywide, monthlong celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital.
The Detroit City of Design Action Plan outlines a plan for developing Detroit as a global leader in the practice of inclusive design, which considers the entire spectrum of human diversity and individual experiences to create solutions with a social impact.
You can access design expertise through the Detroit Design Network, a collaborative group of interdisciplinary designers and agencies founded by Design Core to fulfill the creative needs of Michigan’s business community.
In December 2015, Detroit was designated as a UNESCO City of Design, a recognition bestowed by the United Nations Educational, Scientiﬁc, and Cultural Organization on cities demonstrating a legacy of and commitment to creativity as a tool for economic development. Joining 21 Cities of Design (now 30) and 180 Creative Cities across the globe, Detroit is the ﬁrst and only U.S. city to receive the designation.
Include is a biennial international conference that focuses on issues central to inclusive and people-centered design. Include will be hosted for the first time in America, by College for Creative Studies and Design Core Detroit and is produced by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art. The 2019 edition will focus on Detroit’s strategy as a UNESCO City of Design to use inclusive design to drive inclusive growth in the city.