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College for Creative Studies and Design Core


College for Creative Studies is a Detroit-based private, fully accredited art and design college that enrolls more than 1,400 students per year in undergraduate and graduate studies. Founded in 1906 as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, CCS plays a key role in Detroit’s cultural and educational communities. Design Core is an economic development organization within the college.


Toyota Lecture Series: Developing a more inclusive approach to design with rootoftwo

Maybe you took a traditional path to design, and maybe you didn’t.

Maybe you have decades of experience, or maybe you’re just getting started.

Maybe you’re responsible for designing tangible things, like buildings or cars, or maybe your work is more “behind the scenes.”

Regardless of who you are or what you create, there is no question that design as a whole must adapt to respond to the shifting social, economic, and environmental realities of the future.

Join Cézanne Charles and John Marshall of rootoftwo for a virtual edition of College for Creative Studies’ Toyota Lecture Series Wednesday, September 23 to discuss developing a more inclusive design process. This talk and workshop will explore the college’s work with Design Core and rootoftwo to develop learning opportunities for designers to respond to the shifting social, economic, and environmental realities of the future.

Who should attend?
  • Designers
  • Students, faculty, alumni and staff from local design schools
  • Resident and community leaders
  • Government/policymakers


Wednesday, Sep. 23rd


4:00 pm – 5:30 pm



Category: Talk

Topics: Community, For Designers - By Designers, Inclusive Design, Policy & Education

Type: Virtual