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Month of Design 2022

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DETROIT MONTH OF DESIGN KICK-OFF PARTY

  • 09/01/2022
  • 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • 2905 Beaufait St #4, Detroit, MI 48207

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.

2022 Schedule

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Events

Creating the Change – Panel Conversation and Networking Reception

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College for Creative Studies
09/08/2022
College for Creative Studies
09/08/2022
460 W. Baltimore Detroit, MI 48202
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Creating the Change – Panel Conversation and Networking Reception

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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,...

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How to Start a Startup’ Viewing & Discussion Series

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Hexagon Creative LLC.
09/08/2022
Hexagon Creative LLC.
09/08/2022
6001 Cass Ave, fl 2 Detroit, MI
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How to Start a Startup’ Viewing & Discussion Series

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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...

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Sewing the Threads Of Detroit’s Fashion Community: Business of Fashion

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ISAIC - Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center
09/14/2022
ISAIC - Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center
09/14/2022
5800 Cass Ave. Detroit, MI 48202
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sewing the Threads Of Detroit’s Fashion Community: Business of Fashion

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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...

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Acoustic Ornament – Talk and Arcgeometer Open Studio

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Arcgeometer
09/17/2022
Arcgeometer
09/17/2022
1111 Bellevue Street, Suite 360 Detroit, MI 48207
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Acoustic Ornament – Talk and Arcgeometer Open Studio

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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...

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The Mind of a Muralist: Exploring Mural Mural-Making in Metro Detroit with Hubert Massey, Ijania Cortez and Deborah Lubera Kawsky

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Presented in partnership with the City Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship, the Marygrove Conservancy and Art Impact Connect.
09/18/2022
Presented in partnership with the City Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship, the Marygrove Conservancy and Art Impact Connect.
09/18/2022
8425 McNichols Rd. Detroit, MI 48221
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Mind of a Muralist: Exploring Mural Mural-Making in Metro Detroit with Hubert Massey, Ijania Cortez and Deborah Lubera Kawsky

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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...

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Universal Design for Aging exhibit curator Twitter chat

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The Henry Ford
09/19/2022
The Henry Ford
09/19/2022
Virtual
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Universal Design for Aging exhibit curator Twitter chat

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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...

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Book Launch! My Robot Gets Me: How Social Design Can Make New Products More Human

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Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/24/2022
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/24/2022
660 Woodward Avenue, Suite 7 Detroit, MI 48226
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Book Launch! My Robot Gets Me: How Social Design Can Make New Products More Human

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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...

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Sherwin-Williams Terra: Colormix Forecast 2023

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Sherwin-Williams
09/28/2023
Sherwin-Williams
09/28/2023
1000 Gratiot Ave Detroit, MI 48207
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Sherwin-Williams Terra: Colormix Forecast 2023

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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 4:30pm

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Sustainable Detroit Forum

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U.S. Green Building Council - Detroit Region
09/28/2022
U.S. Green Building Council - Detroit Region
09/28/2022
5221 Gullen Mall Detroit, MI 48202
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sustainable Detroit Forum

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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...

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Design Visions: Trend Analysis/ Future Forecast

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House of Research and Worldview
09/28/2022
House of Research and Worldview
09/28/2022
Shinola Hotel 1400 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48226
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Design Visions: Trend Analysis/ Future Forecast

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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...

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