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Light Up Livernois 2018

September 19, 2018
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Light up Livernois returns to celebrate design and creativity on the historic Avenue of Fashion. Makers, artists and designers from Detroit are collaborating with local small businesses to shop, dine and explore the various ways design surrounds us in our everyday lives. Join us and experience design through open studios, fashion vignettes, musical performances, and small business highlights. This event is officially part of the 2018 Month of Design…

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September 2018 Detroit Design Network Office Hours

September 19, 2018

Detroit Design Network Office Hours are designed to help creative entrepreneurs or local businesses access resources to help them strengthen their business, and connect them to Detroit’s design economy.  Office hours are held on the first and third Mondays of each month, and clients will spend 30 minutes discussing their business challenges with program staff.…

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Eastern Market After Dark 2018

September 19, 2018
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Eastern Market After Dark returns as part of the Detroit Month of Design on September 20th, 2018! Celebrate Detroit design as one of the nation’s oldest public markets transforms into a creative district by night. More than 30 studios and galleries will open late throughout the district. Sheds 2, 3, 4, and 5 will be…

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Inclusive Design Workshop and Book Signing With Kat Holmes

September 19, 2018
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Author of Mismatch, Kat Holmes is a recognized expert in the growing field of inclusive design. She led Microsoft’s executive program for inclusive product innovation as the company’s Principal Director of Inclusive Design. Now at Google, Holmes continues to advance inclusion for some of the most influential technologies in the world. As a UNESCO City of Design, Design…

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Toyota Lecture Series: Kat Holmes on How Inclusion Shapes Design

August 6, 2018
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COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES DESIGN CORE DETROIT Inclusive design is rapidly gaining relevance, but what does it really mean, and how can it be identified or measured? Kat Holmes, named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business”, is founder of mismatch.design, a firm dedicated to inclusive design resources and education. Holmes led Microsoft’s…

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Building Our Next Generations with SW Detroit

August 6, 2018
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AGI DETROIT CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS (DETROIT FUTURE OPS INITIATIVE) Join us for a workshop honoring youth-led design, construction and development processes as applied with local high school students from Southwest Detroit. Participants will experience an action-learning workshop from design to prototype and feasibility. We will utilize design thinking, systems thinking, Rapid Prototyping as seen ala Google…

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Colloquy of Mobiles

August 6, 2018
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MFA INTERACTION DESIGN PROGRAM, COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES At 2pm, join us for a special talk at the Colloquy of Mobiles with fabricator Thomas McLeish. The Colloquy of Mobiles is an immersive, interactive exhibit where human-sized mobiles interact through light and sound, with each other, and with the public. This is a full-scale reproduction of…

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The Rude Boyz

August 6, 2018
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PENNY STAMPS SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS AFROFUTURISTS: OSBORNE MACHARIA & BLINKY BILL Osborne Macharia, an award winning Afrofuturist photographer and artist conveying important messages such as inclusion, gender abuse, care for the elderly, and more. As a photographer Osborne has worked with international brands including Marvel’s Black Panther, Disney, Oprah Winfrey Network, MTV, Volkswagen, Forbes, Guinness and…

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2018 Junior League of Detroit Designer’s Show House

August 6, 2018
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JUNIOR LEAGUE OF DETROIT ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME The English Tudor-style Charles T. Fisher Mansion—built in 1922 by architect George D. Mason for Charles and Sarah Fisher—was purchased by actor, author, and philanthropist Hill Harper in early 2017. The largest home in the Historic Boston Edison neighborhood, the home consists of 14 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms,…

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Youth Day

July 30, 2018
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Design Core Detroit & Michigan Science Center Presented by Ford Motor Company Fund Join Detroit’s next generation of design stars for an afternoon of creativity and exploration. Bring your families and enjoy the Michigan Science Center with design focused workshops geared towards kids ages 2-16. Reserve your spot through the Michigan Science Center. First 600…

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