Month of Design

Jumpstart Youth Entrepreneurship Program for High School Students

August 6, 2018

HENRY FORD LEARNING INSTITUTE + LTU DETROIT CENTER FOR DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY Henry Ford Learning Institute’s (HFLI) JumpStart program is a three-day intensive learning experience for high school students. In collaboration with Lawrence Tech University Detroit Center for Design + Technology (DCDT), the workshop is designed to engage youth in an active learning process around…

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Noir Design Parti Lecture

August 6, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE Karen A.D. Burton and Saundra Little will present a history and exploration of the influence of African American architects on the evolution of the built environment in Detroit. According to the National Organization of Minority Architects, fewer than two percent of licensed architects in the United States are…

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Gold Ink + Red Wine At Post

August 6, 2018

POST POST is opening its shop and studios for an evening of tours, demos, and drop-in workshops. Visit the design and production studios of Mutual Adoration, Hooray Forever, Scarlet Crane, and TAIT Design Co. Meet the artists, designers, and special guests. Learn more and RSVP: bit.ly/2ArBLGw

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Bikes, Beers, and Balusters

August 6, 2018

PARDUCCI SOCIETY Over the course of a relaxing bike ride through Detroit, we will explore the architectural ornamentation of Corrado Parducci, the man who helped make Detroit beautiful. Parducci Society President Jennifer Baross and Detroit bike enthusiast Tom Page will guide the tour with guests and share details, secrets, and stories about Parducci’s and other…

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Picnic

August 6, 2018

SIMONE DESOUSA EDITION Simone DeSousa EDITION will host PICNIC, a site-specific installation by Campo Studio (Fernando Bales & Elise DeChard). The project aims to blur the lines between object, architecture, and the field in between. The intervention will comprise a series of mobile furniture armatures, each with a standalone presence and use, that together assemble…

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Place: An Art Installation Exhibition

August 6, 2018

NORWEST GALLERY OF ART PLACE is an exhibition of 3D art installations centered around transforming a site-specific space into a bold presence. Through art and design, the installation artist will transform Norwest Gallery of Art into space where being at the gallery is to be within and apart of the art itself. Exhibition opening Thursday,…

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Photography For Designers

August 6, 2018

DARKROOM DETROIT Are you a designer who needs to create dynamic visual content? Or maybe you need to learn how to take better pictures of your design objects or prototypes? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to stage, light and photograph products, as well as learn how to apply color theory and composition to create…

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Introduction To Ford Steam Lab For Middle and High School Teachers

August 6, 2018

HENRY FORD LEARNING INSTITUTE + GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY CSO Ford STEAM Lab, a free digital curriculum, features a “hackathon” style process of introducing middle and early high school students to careers in STEM and Tech Entrepreneurship. In this happening, educators will work collaboratively to address an ongoing challenge — one related to expanding student…

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Focus: On Detroit Photography Festival

August 6, 2018

FOCUS: HOPE Focus: On Detroit Photography Festival celebrates the people and places of the great city of Detroit! Exhibitions include high-quality photographic works by a range of established and emerging photographers, including youth. The highlight of the festival features largescale nighttime projections of photographs, videos and light sculptures on the historic Bell Building curated to…

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Design + Tech: The Future of Creativity

August 6, 2018

DPOP For Design Core Detroit’s Month of Design, local design leaders, Melissa Price (dPOP) and Andre Clemons (Dassault Systèmes) are coming together for a fireside chat session to discuss the impact of technology on the creative community, and how it can be leveraged to best serve meaningful work. As technology advances and process-oriented jobs become…

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