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MONTH OF DESIGN
SEPT 01 – SEPT 30
SCHEDULE COMING SOON
Detroit Month of Design returns for its 12th annual edition this September 1-30! Our intention with the 2022 festival is to bring unity to the forefront. We believe this element holds the key to creating a future in which all people, and our planet, can thrive.
Taking place throughout the City of Detroit and online, the festival features a balanced combination of virtual, outdoor and indoor experiences. Key program elements include a mix of Design Core, sponsor and independently-produced events that range from exhibitions, installations, product launches, lectures, panel discussions, tours, workshops and more.
Meet the team that will assist in selecting this year’s Detroit Month of Design program of events, experiences and installations.
Executive Director, DPL Foundation
Founder & President, Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit (MM-O-DD)
Director of Arts & Culture, Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship | City of Detroit
Design Principal, AECOM Michigan B+P
Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director, Detroit Opera
Interdisciplinary Designer, Artist, Curator, and Preservationist | Founder of Detroit Curated, Co-Founder of United Artist of Detroit
Despite the challenging times we’ve faced since the start of 2020, designers are problem solvers and have adapted to our ever changing world over the past two years. Design Core and Detroit’s design community are positioned toward what could only be a bright future.
“Through media that span from furniture to fashion and everywhere in between, Detroit designers are pondering some of the world’s most pressing issues in their work, especially those truths brought to even more clarity during the pandemic including the nation’s lack of affordable housing, a desire to mitigate climate change and inclusive design for all.”
– Elizabeth Fazzare, Cultured
Detroit Month of Design is a citywide collaboration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital.
Every September, partners across Detroit—from emerging studios to established companies and educational institutions—come together to show off their latest works and ideas. These cross-disciplinary events take place in all corners of the city, highlighting the talent and innovation that makes Detroit a UNESCO City of Design.
Detroit Month of Design sponsorship not only delivers marketing impact, but also aligns brands with the region’s largest design celebration and with Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design initiative. Design Core offers valuable support and guidance to develop a custom program to meet your businesses needs, while expanding Detroit Month of Design’s impact.
This collage-based identity symbolizes the unique people, places, and ideas in Detroit that come together during Month of Design. The type pairing, cut-out imagery, warm texture, and vibrant color creates a sense of excitement and approachability. The pieces of this brand come together just as Detroit’s design community comes together during Detroit Month of Design, in a joyous collage of unique people, places, and talents.
The Detroit Month of Design brand was developed by College for Creative Studies graduate Shelby Seay and CCS intern Elizabeth Nutting.