Month of Design

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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Designs on Technology – The Influence of Creative Tech on Tomorrow’s Business

August 6, 2018

THE DETROIT CENTER FOR DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY As we move into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we will explore how technology and design are evolving, and influencing one another. How does technology make it possible to move from an online business to a brick-and-mortar location? What is the impact of 3D modeling and printing on classic…

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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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Preserving Culture Through Broadcast Media

August 6, 2018

WGPR TV HISTORICAL SOCIETY Experience the amazing story of the first African American owned and operated television station in the United States. From broadcast pioneer to historical landmark, WGPR provided African-Americans the opportunity to work “behind the camera” in producing, directing and other roles which placed content on air. This event will take guests through…

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BLENDED: THE INTERSECTION OF CULTURE & DESIGN

August 6, 2018

BLENDED COLLECTIVE As part of its quarterly speaker event series, Blended Collective is hosting a special edition panel discussion about ‘The Intersection of Culture and Design’. Media production by Shot Selection. For the list of panelists, visit blendedcollective.com. Learn more and RSVP: bit.ly/2uF0AIS

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ARCHITECTURE WALK & EXPERIENCE DESIGN TOUR

August 6, 2018

MICHIGAN USER EXPERIENCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION (MIUXPA) Through an architecture walk and theater tour, we will explore places made of atoms and discuss how to design places made of bits. The half-day workshop helps participants connect a century of downtown Detroit design inventions, in the form of buildings, urban planning, and event design (such as theatrical…

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Shape: Defining Furniture in Michigan’s Design Legacy

August 6, 2018

NEXT:SPACE + TOM GIBBS STUDIO DETROITISIT SHINOLA Don’t miss this special furniture exhibition exploring themes of Michigan design, past and present through a carefully curated selection of original, midcentury masterpieces and contemporary studio furniture. Discover important design practices from iconic designers such as Charles & Ray Eames and Florence Knoll, carried on by today’s designers…

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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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Road to 150: French Paper Tour

August 6, 2018

AIGA DETROIT French Paper, a Michigan family-owned paper mill, is celebrating its 150th anniversary by gathering and showcasing decades of historical printed materials and promotional items. As a part of a multi-city tour, Road to 150 shows off some of the highest quality work you can find in print and paper. Tickets $10 Learn more…

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