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Month of Design 2022

Design Core Detroit

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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.

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Love IT Detroit

Installation
Consulate of Italy in Detroit
09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022
Consulate of Italy in Detroit
09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022
1001 Woodward Avenue Detroit 48226
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Love IT Detroit

Installation

LoveITDetroit. Context. Exhibition. Experience. In September 2022, at the vibrant beating heart of downtown Detroit during its liveliest month, in simultaneous collaboration with Detroit Month of Design, NAIAS, Detroit Jazz Festival, Dlectricity and more, we are bringing you LoveITDetroit, an active design, innovation and architectural exhibition like nothing Detroit has experienced before. More Italy in Detroit. More Detroit in Italy. In highly experiential,...

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Solar Juke

Installation
Ash Arder
09/03/2022
Ash Arder
09/03/2022
2689 Hunt St Detroit, MI 48207
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Solar Juke

Installation

Solar Juke is a garden party and sound performance that uses Whoop House - a completely solar-powered sound sculpture - as a musical instrument to explore and uplift environmental themes within African diasporan music.

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How to Start a Startup’ Viewing & Discussion Series

Talk
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

Talk

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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Pewabic: Creating Connection through Clay

Open Studio
Pewabic Pottery
09/10/2022
Pewabic Pottery
09/10/2022
10125 E Jefferson Ave Detroit, MI 48214
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pewabic: Creating Connection through Clay

Open Studio

Join us at Pewabic Pottery's National Historic Landmark studio for a special behind-the-scenes look at our traditional design process. Participants will enjoy refreshments in our courtyard, tours of our production space and a presentation from our design team in our tile showroom. Stop by anytime during this event to connect with our tile making process through both visual and hands-on experiences – from...

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Kids Clubhouse

Youth & Family, Youth Activity
Citizen Robotics
09/10/2022
Citizen Robotics
09/10/2022
2100 20th St Detroit, MI 48216
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids Clubhouse

Youth & Family , Youth Activity

Inspired by childhood treehouses and forts, and embracing the collaboration and camaraderie associated with a club, Kids Clubhouse will allow young people to design their own spaces in new and unique ways. Clubhouse Kids will be an inclusive experience where anyone interested in learning about design, architecture, 3D printing, and the built environment is welcome. Our two workshop series will introduce young people...

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Solanus Casey Center Addition Tour: An Open Door to Design Process and Mission

Tour
Hamilton Anderson Associates, Solanus Casey Center, AM Higley
09/11/2022
Hamilton Anderson Associates, Solanus Casey Center, AM Higley
09/11/2022
1780 Mt Elliott St Detroit, MI 48207
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Solanus Casey Center Addition Tour: An Open Door to Design Process and Mission

Tour

The Solanus Casey Center’s recently completed building addition will give attendees an opportunity to learn about the unique design collaboration that resulted in a space that welcomes visitors from near and far and reflects the mission of Blessed Solanus Casey, who spent his life in the service of people. As porter of the Detroit monastery door, he met thousands of people from every...

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AIA Detroit Celebration of Architecture

Design Experience
AIA Detroit
09/15/2022
AIA Detroit
09/15/2022
Eastern Market Shed 3
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

AIA Detroit Celebration of Architecture

Design Experience

The AIAD Celebration of Architecture is the largest annual gathering of AEC professionals in Michigan, and AIA Detroit is proud to use it as a platform to showcase how Design can be a driver for resilient and equitable development around the world. We host an Architecture Awards ceremony in Shed 3 and then open up to Eastern Market After Dark to share in...

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Eastern Market After Dark

Design Experience
Design Core
09/15/2022
Design Core
09/15/2022
2500 Russell Street Detroit, MI 48207
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Eastern Market After Dark

Design Experience

Eastern Market After Dark (EMAD) is a signature component of the Detroit Month of Design. EMAD is a district wide night market and open-studio involving several galleries, retailers, brand activations, and music. Introduced as part of the festival programming in 2012, EMAD has grown from an initial attendance level of 4,000 to attracting more than 25,000 attendees in 2019 and featuring the work...

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Cranbrook Architecture Alumni Show

Exhibition
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/16/2022
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/16/2022
660 Woodward, Suite 7 Detroit, MI 48226
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cranbrook Architecture Alumni Show

Exhibition

LATITUDE is an exhibition of work from recent alumni of the Master of Architecture program at Cranbrook Academy of Art. It includes Architecture graduates and alumni who elected in Architecture to further explore spatial ideas in their work. The Architecture elective alumni represented here are from the Cranbrook MFA departments of Fiber, 3D, 4D, Ceramics, Print Media, and Photography. The opening reception for...

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Acoustic Ornament – Talk and Arcgeometer Open Studio

Talk
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

Talk

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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Cranbrook Academy of Art Alumni Open Studios

Open Studio
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/17/2022 - 09/18/2022
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/17/2022 - 09/18/2022
Multiple locations
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cranbrook Academy of Art Alumni Open Studios

Open Studio

Enjoy a self-guided tour of Academy alumni studio spaces in our neighboring cities.

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The Art of Stone; A Cambria quartz sustainability story at DTE’s Beacon Park

Installation
DTE's Beacon Park
09/17/2022 - 09/30/2022
DTE's Beacon Park
09/17/2022 - 09/30/2022
1901 Grand River Ave. Detroit, MI 48226
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Art of Stone; A Cambria quartz sustainability story at DTE’s Beacon Park

Installation

Experience the beauty of natural stone products by Cambria through Blasius in our Beacon Park art gallery installation. The pandemic has impacted how we source materials and finishes and how we feel about our home and work environments. Cambria offers a hygienic, maintenance free quartz surfacing solution which highlights craftsmanship, performance, and service. As an American-made, family-owned company, we are committed to the...

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Sustainable Detroit Forum

Talk
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

Talk

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

Talk
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

Talk

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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Illumination

Open Studio
Rossetti Architecture
09/29/2022
Rossetti Architecture
09/29/2022
160 Fort St Suite #400 Detroit, MI 48226
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Illumination

Open Studio

Rossetti is opening its doors to the public to celebrate the designers and disciplines that come together to create our work.

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