Detroit City of Design

Getting to know Geelong, Australia, a new UNESCO City of Design.

June 15, 2018

This past month, Design Core team member Ellie Schneider was invited to attend the official launch of Greater Geelong’s City of Design designation and share about Detroit’s own journey. Read about her experience and the surprising connections between Detroit and Greater Geelong in a piece she wrote for the Geelong Advertiser. Despite being so far…

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Meet Commerce Design: Detroit’s international panel of distinguished jurors

June 15, 2018

A Detroit City of Design project, Commerce Design: Detroit is a new competition raising awareness of, and access to, professional design services for neighborhood small businesses. The competition will recognize projects, submitted jointly by the business owner and design team, that have been completed within the City of Detroit (including Highland Park and Hamtramck) within the last 5 years. The…

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Detroit Design Collective invited to participate in “Factory Floor” at Dundee Design Festival

June 10, 2018

In May 2017, Detroit Design Collective was invited to participate in “Factory Floor,” an exhibition exploring the role of small-scale maker/manufacturers in post-industrial cities. Thing Thing members Simon Anton and Rachel Mulder were invited to present their work, lead a workshop, and paint a mural as part of Dundee’s Open Close Dundee street mural project.…

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Detroit’s West Riverfront Park takes major step ahead with choice of design team

June 10, 2018

One day Detroit’s West Riverfront Park will allow Detroiters to do what they cannot do almost anywhere along the river except on Belle Isle — put their toes in the water. The creation of a new beach and inlet carved into the waterfront is the centerpiece of an ambitious plan for the 22-acre parcel west…

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DIA launches Design competition for outdoor plaza

June 10, 2018

How can the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Midtown Detroit Inc. utilize the DIA’s outdoor space? A design competition just launched hopes to find the right landscape and urban design teams to create a community space. The DIA and Midtown Inc. sent out requests for proposals for the DIA Plaza and Midtown Cultural Connections…

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Design Core Releases Detroit City of Design Action Plan

June 10, 2018

Action Plan Will Help Drive Inclusive Growth in Detroit More than 50 partners to contribute projects to position Detroit as a global leader in the practice of inclusive design (DETROIT – April 12, 2018) Design Core Detroit, formerly Detroit Creative Corridor Center, has unveiled the Detroit City of Design Action Plan, which aims to drive…

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Our visit to Graz City of Design

June 10, 2018

May is design month in Graz! Celebrating 10 years in the UNESCO network, we learned a lot from our friends at Gratz City of Design during our visit last week: Design means business: Like us, Graz is an automotive city. Good design is critical to competitive industries, which is why Creative Industries Styria works to connect members of their…

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