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- Month of Design
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Design in the City is an all new competition that pairs six fashion and accessories designers, with an emphasis on women and people of color, with commercial spaces to host installations of their work. These installations push the boundaries of fashion and accessories, while activating unexpected spaces across Detroit. Made possible with support from the Gucci Changemakers Impact Fund and additional support from Bedrock.
By Donovan Dewberry at WeWork | 6001 Cass Ave
By Cristin Richard at Lisa Spindler | 1520 Woodward Ave
By Trice Clark | 1232 Library St
By Katherine Johnson at The Kitchen, by Cooking with Que | 6529 Woodward Ave
By: Kristina Beaty at Playground Detroit | 2845 Gratiot Ave
By Nabeela Najjar at Detroit Center for Design + Technology | 4219 Woodward Ave
By Nneka Jackson at Coup D’état | 3044 W Grand Blvd, Suite L-460
CCS FAD GRADUATE SHOWCASE
By CCS FAD GRADUATES / College for Creative Studies
Metropolitan Museum Of Design Detroit at Collected Detroit | 2439 4th St, Detroit, MI 48201
Featured designers include: Amineh Ahmad, Heron Robinson, Mariana Sanchez, Evan Sparrow, Tori Abrahams
Let’s add a fun, interactive element to Detroit Month of Design! As the winners of Design Core’s Interactive Design Competition, Hook will use AR technology to transform static artwork into 3D animation using Snapchat’s camera.
Bring your smartphone and interact with the street decals found at the entrance of a participating Month of Design location and throughout the City of Detroit. Made possible with support from Let’s Detroit and Digital Print Specialties.
Experience the abundance of the natural world in Detroit in the form of plant dyed, handwoven textiles. Using plants grown and foraged in Detroit, weaver Kayla Powers, has hand dyed wool and woven a series of tapestries that will hang in a free, outdoor, public installation on The Dequindre Cut.
Pat Lane Park | 699 West Philadelphia Street | Detroit, MI
Detroit Denim owner Brenna Lane and Botanical Artist Lisa Waud’s Month of Design installation in a New Center neighborhood park offers a space for nutritive thought upon grassy mounds, observing a flowing oceanic field of blue fabric. This outdoor, open-air installation uses the leftover remnants from the production of thousands of hospital gowns that were made by various cut-and-sew manufacturers around Michigan as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
1903 Grand River Ave | Detroit, MI 48226
The face of the Grand Army of the Republic Building (Detroit’s iconic castle) directly across the street from Beacon Park, will be covered completely with a moving video light show focusing on honoring our heroes and acknowledging Detroit’s suffering and strength in the face of 2020’s two pandemics: Covid-19 and Racial Injustice. The video will loop throughout each night of the event from just after sunset to Midnight. It is comprised of locally gathered images and video as well as massive scale custom-designed graphics and animations.
6568 Woodward Ave | Detroit, MI 48202
44w W. Willis | Detroit, MI 48202
This month-long installation and exhibition celebrates the launch of SPOTLIGHT by Eugenie, a series of window installation activations by invited artists and designers. Eugenie, a contemporary women’s boutique that offers brands and designers that produce apparel and accessories in a sustainable fashion, is scheduled to open in 2021, and has invited Simone DeSousa Gallery to curate the months of September-November with installations by Detroit-based artists, honoring how their new physical space existed for the past 10 years as a contemporary art gallery. The month of September celebrates the Detroit Month of Design with a presentation of works by artist and designer Carole Harris.