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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.
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,...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
Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit, a Detroit-based nonprofit dedicated to the salvaging of Detroit building and construction resources, is hosting a Big Block Party, a community event with live music, local food, and an art auction. The event is intended to serve as the launching point for the inaugural Design IT (Inspiration Transformation) competition, where participating artists will auction their work as part of the...Register
The Black Footwear Forum formally known as the African American Footwear Forum (AAFF) invites footwear industry professionals and supporters to share stories and ideas and to create a dialog around the influence, leadership, and passion provided by blacks in the global footwear industry. This forum encourages collaboration to establish industry goals in the development of black talent at all levels. Surrounding the Forum...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
This exhibition explores the history, efforts, and impacts of Black landscape architects with a Michigan connection and how their influences have impacted their journeys as Black landscape architects. Through an artistic and research based approach, this exhibition displays a visually compelling timeline of their stories, forming a deeper unified linkage to the state of Michigan, the city of Detroit and surrounding areas. University...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
The world is yours with BuzzFiles. In this one-day experience, creatives and models are invited to conceptualize and execute their dream fashion projects. Participants will simulate an industry-standard production by way of BuzzFiles’ Creative Network flow, challenging them to collaborate, showcase originality and embrace design thinking. Projects will be presented in a public runway presentation followed by a networking mixer.BuzzFiles is a member-based...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
Rossetti is opening its doors to the public to celebrate the designers and disciplines that come together to create our work.Register