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Design Core Detroit is celebrating the completion of the 12th Annual Detroit Month of Design with a wrap up event at Lafayette American! Lafayette American is thrilled to be hosting the grand closing party. Please join us to celebrate the designers, products and projects that showcased our city’s creative talent and small businesses. In addition, learn...View Event
To kick off the 13th annual Detroit Month of Design Festival, please join us for a Downtown Detroit Design Crawl to celebrate the designers, products, and projects that showcase our city’s creative talent and treasured small businesses. Presented by the Consulate of Italy with additional support from Downtown Detroit Partnership, start your journey at LoveIT Detroit, Space Lab Detroit, or Rossetti, then set out along the city streets.
Design Core Detroit and Bedrock Detroit are pleased to once again host the annual “Shop and See” event series as part of the Detroit Month of Design. The event gives visitors a chance to “shop” and “see” a number of collaborative collections from Detroit businesses and makers.
This year's Eastern Market After Dark (EMAD) is presented by the Gilbert Family Foundation and is the signature event of the annual Detroit Month of Design. EMAD showcases an array of talented artists, businesses and musicians. Visitors will be treated to a district-wide night market and open-studio featuring: galleries, retailers, brand activations, and live music. Established in 2012, EMAD has grown to be a highly anticipated part of our yearly programming, drawing over 30,000 attendees in 2022 and highlighting a range of emerging and established designers.
The Design Jam is a hands-on product innovation workshop where interdisciplinary teams of students, designers, manufacturers, business experts and end users work together to create prototypes of new products that would enable greater access to outdoor recreation for people with disabilities.
To kick off the 12th Annual Detroit Month of Design Festival, please join us to celebrate the designers, products and projects that showcase our city’s creative talent and small businesses at Spot Lite Detroit, sponsored by DTE Energy and DTE Foundation. There will be live entertainment, live art, DJs and food trucks throughout the night.
College for Creative Studies (CCS) welcomes you to a conversation exploring the intersection of art, design, and entrepreneurship and the impact they have in solving problems for the public good. CCS alumna Nina Bianchi ('04) will lead a panel of fellow alumni in a conversation on leveraging creative talent to address and support organizations striving to enrich our communities and create change. Afterward,...Register
How To Start A Startup is a community of entrepreneurs in Detroit. We offer diverse programming in the form of panels, workshops, training, and competitions. We meet in different areas of Detroit to provide accessibility. Our mission is provide dreamers with resources to grow their ventures. The goal is to provide a unique learning opportunity for local entrepreneurs as well as foster productive...Register
We heard the community loud and clear! After a successful Drinks X Design in April, ISAIC is developing a series of roundtable discussions featuring industry experts to share their experiences, tips and resources. These sharing sessions will bring the fashion community together to learn not only from the experts, but from each other and will kick off during Detroit Month of Design with...Register
This lecture version of Zackery Belanger's essay "Acoustic Ornament" connects the objects and surfaces that surround us with the sound of our built environment. Gleaning insight from art, architecture, physics, and a time before modern architectural acoustics, Belanger demystifies ideas of material, form, and scale in acoustics. Beautiful, silent moving images of acoustic energy will be projected to illustrate ideas that ultimately coalesce...Register
Explore the media, motivations and messaging behind mural-making in Metro Detroit and enjoy a special performance by the Detroit Youth Choir. Join Detroit artists/muralists Hubert Massey and Ijania Cortez and art historian Deborah Lubera Kawsky for a visual presentation and panel discussion, featuring recent work by Massey and Cortez and a newly-rediscovered/restored mural by midcentury designer Alexander Girard. Mural imagery by Massey, Cortez...Register
Join us for a THF Curator Chat on Twitter with Katherine White, September 22, 1:00 PM exploring Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation's latest pop-up exhibit and related artifacts focused on Universal Design for Aging. Designs for elder care and aging populations often have universal application. Our autumn pop-up exhibit explores how key designers of the late 20th century utilized user research and...Register
Come celebrate the first in-person launch of the UX-focused product design book, My Robot Gets Me: How Social Design Can Make New Products More Human (Harvard Business Review Press). This talk that will take a fresh look at products in our everyday lives through a lens of social robotics. Robot designer and technology author Carla Diana will share case studies from over a...Register
Terra: Colormix Forecast 2023 will look at influences & trends across industries impacting commercial color trends, coordinating materials & finishes through inspirational images & videos. AIA and IDCEC credit. Doors Open at 4pm, Presentation Begins at 4:30pmRegister
The USGBC Detroit Region is pleased to announce that the 6th annual Sustainable Detroit Forum is back in-person! Join us for a day of connecting and learning about the amazing sustainability work happening in the Detroit area. From sessions on various topics, exhibitors and social hour, we will have something for everyone. Sign up to receive more information, we look forward to seeing...Register
Join Cristin Ríchard, founder of House of RAW®, for an hour-long visual presentation of her research and design analysis. Color, Material, and Form language will be identified, alongside their link with the latest consumer lifestyles and behavioral shifts. Looking through a global lens, this Trend Forecast provides future insights and inspiration for creatives across all industries. Limited seating is available for an elevated...Register