Detroit City of Design

Clothing manufacturing hub finds home with Carhartt in Midtown

May 24, 2019

From Crain’s Detroit By: ANNALISE FRANK An effort by a local coalition of clothing makers to create a nonprofit industrial sewing center in Detroit is coming to life in space donated by workwear company Carhartt Inc. The Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC) will aim to grow the city’s clothing manufacturing industry from above Carhartt’s…

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Detroit Designers Visit design monat graz

May 23, 2019
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From the Opening Ceremony in the city center to AD MENSAM at ScholoB Hollenegg for Design, a centuries old castle in the country, Designmonat Graz demonstrated how multi-cultural design and innovation enhance historical settings and artifacts and contribute to the ongoing story of human development.  AD MENSAM featured 20 designers from around the world exploring…

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Announcing the 2019 Commerce Design: Detroit Finalists

May 21, 2019

AIA Detroit and Design Core Detroit are thrilled to officially announce the 20 businesses selected as finalists for the second Commerce Design Detroit Awards program. The finalists were selected from a highly competitive pool representing a broad range of businesses, scales and neighborhoods. The jury, featuring both local and international design and culture experts, gathered in Detroit this past weekend to conduct on-site…

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Case Study: EDITION Gallery Store

April 25, 2019

This month, we unveiled “Inclusive Design Together: Detroit City of Design Monitoring Report,” showcasing the progress of 62 inclusive design projects across the city, reaching 70,000 people in 2018. You can read it in its entirety here. This report includes real stories that embody the hardworking culture of our community and the values of our initative — diverse experiences, accessible opportunities, and collaborative relationships. While there is…

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Congrats to Detroit Future City!

April 25, 2019

This spring, Detroit Future City awarded a total of $97,000 to nine Detroit organizations to support the implementation of lot designs found in the Field Guide to Working with Lots. Learn more.

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Public Art and the Urban Landscape featuring Jane Golden & Maurice Cox

April 16, 2019

Culture Source What is a city’s role in the creation of public art? How do arts organizations, real estate developers, city planners, and artists work together to build vibrant communities? Join Jane Golden, founder of the country’s oldest public art program—Mural Arts Philadelphia—in conversation with Maurice Cox from the City of Detroit’s Planning Department, as they…

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Detroit Driving Innovation in Inclusive Design, New Report Shows

April 11, 2019

Advocacy Nonprofit Design Core Detroit Forms Partnerships with Residents, Groups, City to Develop Talent and Inclusive Policies, Encourage Investment, Meet Diverse Needs DETROIT– April 11, 2019– Design Core Detroit, steward of the only U.S. city officially designated as aCity of Design by UNESCO, unveiled today “Inclusive Design Together: Detroit Cityof Design Monitoring Report,” the design advocacy…

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‘TO CREATE’ with designer Aldo Bakker

April 9, 2019

Each year, through the generosity of an endowment from Knoll International, the Knoll Lecture Series at Cranbrook Academy of Art brings a renowned designer to campus for a free public lecture to promote the importance of design. Join us this month for a lecture with Aldo Bakker. Learn more. April 26, 2019 @ 6pm

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Košice Creative City of Media Arts Residency

March 21, 2019
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Deadline: 22 April 2019 Košice – the Creative City of Media Arts offers media artists a two-month stay in Košice in autumn 2019. The residency is organized by the NGO Creative Industry Košice – a focal point of UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts, and K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence.   About Košice – UNESCO…

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IFF’s Learning Spaces: Three Stories of Growth

March 20, 2019

Safe and inspiring learning environments lay the foundation for positive early childhood experiences. That’s why IFF is working with high-quality early childhood providers to transform their spaces. IFF’s Learning Spaces program provides grants and technical assistance to upgrade early learning facilities in the Detroit area. The improvements are leading to increased capacity so that more…

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