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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.
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. A Flashmob Fashion Show, produced by The Fetish...Register
There is room for everyone to eat. ""Setting the Table"" is an exhibition of artwork by artists in the PASC (Progressive Art Studio Collective) program, a studio and exhibition program for artists with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, in Detroit and Wayne County, which aims to build contemporary art careers for disabled artists. This exhibition is curated by the New York based...Register
This event is the the grand unveiling of the final installation of Project: Hope, the creative revolution, a mural project that began as the senior thesis between two international students at the College For Creative Studies and soon became a cross department collaboration project first of its kind. We were inspired by the Diago Rivera mural at the DIA and wanted to create...Register
Culture meets fiber in "MARKINGS," Julian J. Jones’ solo exhibition of quilted, gestural abstraction artwork and compositions inspired by traditional African American quilting. The word “mark” carries multiple meanings: his sketches code experiences as a Black male, as well as the emotional impact of his experiences growing up. The exhibition pairs a variety of abstract gestural oil pastel drawings with vivid abstract quilts...Register
Calling all manufactures, makers, limb loss community members, innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, students, problem solvers, design faculty, business coaches, recreational athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts!!! Come brainstorm and prototype new adaptive active apparel, accessories and equipment for people in the limb loss community. WHAT IS THE DESIGN JAM? Design Jams shift product innovation, which typically happens behind a few closed doors, to a collective and...Register
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...Register
Guests will be invited to walk around the Design-Build Green Hub, an incubating space for minority contractors, which will open its doors in September 2022. Attendees will learn about the design build project from the team and through interactive TV screens and information boards. There will also be the opportunity to try out the Virtual Reality tour (this will take place on Stanton...Register
MY EVENT PROPOSAL “BRINGING IT HOME” Designing a sustainable product that can be used at home. The daily life of a consumer is purchasing products that are practical and useful. So being able to use this product inside and outside the home is a good reason for functionality. At the end of all things are the emotional attachments that make them valuable; which...
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
An insider's view of two of WPP's leading, influential global agencies - VMLY&R and Makerhouse. This experience includes an insightful panel with industry leaders, a studio tour showcasing our work followed by a scenic rooftop reception for networking.Register
Blender is a free, fun 3D modeling program with applications for building digital objects, illustrating, video editing, and more. Brendan, head of Risograph studio Each and Every Press, will talk about his studio's work and, alongside participants, create a virtual 3D object: a desk lamp. This class will cover the basics of Blender and hopefully provide each participant with a framework for setting...Register
Join us on Thursday, September 29th from 4 pm - 7 pm EST for an evening of community-building, learning together, and sharing authentic experiences at “Beats, Bites, and Backgrounds” hosted by the Diversity in Design (DID) Collaborative. Hear from influential speakers and connect with fellow Black creatives based in Detroit and beyond, all while enjoying refreshments and great music. Meet the Speakers: Tommey...Register