Detroit City of Design

Detroit Month of Design Open Call for Submissions is Now Open

February 19, 2019
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Now in its 9th iteration, Detroit Month of Design is a citywide celebration gathering designers and the greater community to honor Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital. Detroit, MI – February 19, 2019 – Design Core Detroit announced today an open call for submissions for Detroit Month of Design, an annual festival…

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Detroit City of Design Competition

February 19, 2019
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DETAILS Design Core Detroit is pleased to announce the first edition of the Detroit City of Design Competition, an international multidisciplinary competition for designers in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network to prototype design solutions for Detroit neighborhoods that address safety and walkability. Supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the goal of…

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Detroit City of Design Partner Call

February 18, 2019
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Detroit City of Design builds on its creative legacy and culture of innovation to shape a more equitable, sustainable, and compassionate society through inclusive design. Our core values of creating accessible opportunities, establishing collaborative relationships, and building diverse experiences guide us through this journey. Detroit City of Design has developed a collective strategic approach for…

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2019 Commerce Design: Detroit Awards

February 18, 2019
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Commerce Design: Detroit is an award program that is part of the UNESCO City of Design Action Plan. Launched in 2018, the program is based on a model introduced in 1995 in Montreal—one of Detroit’s sister cities in the UNESCO network—and is now licensed in more than a dozen cities around the world. Design Core…

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Lawrence Tech to award inaugural John Gordon Petty Community Champion Award to architect

February 7, 2019

Oakland Press By Jessica McLean Lawrence Technological University (LTU) announced on Thursday, Feb. 7 it’s set to award the inaugural John Gordon Petty Community Champion Award to Tiffany D. Brown, an architect from the Detroit area and LTU alumni, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. The award, created and proposed by a student committee,…

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WORKING WITH LOTS INFO SESSIONS

January 29, 2019

Detroit Future City (DFC) is pleased to announce a new opportunity that will award grants awards between $5,000 and $19,000 to install an existing lot design from the Field Guide to Working with Lots. The program seeks to attract businesses, youth development or education institutions, gardeners, and neighborhood associations to submit a proposal to install…

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Vision of DIA plaza/Midtown cultural campus unveiled

January 29, 2019

Louis Aguilar and Candice Williams, The Detroit News Detroit — Three design teams competing to overhaul the 10 blocks around the Detroit Institute of Arts into a walkable “cultural campus” were told to think big and innovative. On Wednesday, the public got its first chance to decide whether the teams succeeded. Renderings of the finalists’…

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Notable Women in Non-Profits: Deborah Parizek Executive Director, Henry Ford Learning Institute

January 2, 2019
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Congratulations to Deborah Parizek, the executive director of the Henry Ford Learning Institute, a Detroit City of Design partner and a Detroit Design Network member for being recognized in Crain’s as one of 2018’s Notable Women in non-profits. Read more about Deborah here.

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How Detroit organizations and individuals are fighting for mobility equity

December 12, 2018
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PATRICK DUNN | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2018 Growing up in the city of Detroit and the metro Detroit area, Shavon Edwards had the privilege of always having access to at least one family car. But the experiences of her relatives on the city’s East side showed her from a young age that getting around the city wasn’t…

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Me You Nous

December 12, 2018
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Calling all students! The Saint-Etienne Biennale in France is hosting an International Call for Projects “A Streetcar Named Design”  for students  studying in design schools located in UNESCO Cities of Design. The objective is to design of an all over wrap for one of the Saint-Etienne trams, which will be put into service in March 2019. Deadline: January 31,…

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