Announcing Kickstarter and Foot Locker Brand Activation Winners
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We are excited to announce the winners of the Detroit Design Incubator in partnership with Kickstarter and Sneaker House Competition in partnership with Foot Locker. Brand activations will debut this September during Detroit Month of Design. Sneaker House installations will be displayed at Lawrence Tech’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology. DETROIT DESIGN INCUBATOR In […]

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Sneaker House presented by Foot Locker will showcase three installations and complimentary programing that celebrates and highlights sneaker culture. The activation will include visually dynamic displays and artworks by the following creatives: ‘Sneaker Eater’ by Elizabeth Stone and We Are Culture Creators ‘Net Worth’ by Jenna VanFleteren ‘DBoy’ by Onzie Norman ‘1985’ by Darryl Blanding (Clean Sneaker Care) […]

Design Core’s Annual Design Jam Challenge Tackles Inclusive and Accessible Designs
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In collaboration with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) and Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA), Design Core’s Detroit recently hosted their first Design Jam for adaptive apparel and accessories. Participants were challenged to use an inclusive process to create accessible new products for active people with limb loss. Design Jams bring product development, which normally happens […]

Case Study: EDITION Gallery Store
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This month, we unveiled “Inclusive Design Together: Detroit City of Design Monitoring Report,” showcasing the progress of 62 inclusive design projects across the city, reaching 70,000 people in 2018. You can read it in its entirety here. This report includes real stories that embody the hardworking culture of our community and the values of our initative — diverse experiences, accessible opportunities, and collaborative relationships. While there is […]

Case Study: Brightmoor Maker Space “Water Cycles”
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Last month, we unveiled “Inclusive Design Together: Detroit City of Design Monitoring Report,” showcasing the progress of 62 inclusive design projects across the city, reaching 70,000 people in 2018. You can read it in its entirety here. This report includes real stories that embody the hardworking culture of our community and the values of our initative — diverse experiences, accessible opportunities, and collaborative relationships. While there is […]

Clothing manufacturing hub finds home with Carhartt in Midtown
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From Crain’s Detroit By: ANNALISE FRANK An effort by a local coalition of clothing makers to create a nonprofit industrial sewing center in Detroit is coming to life in space donated by workwear company Carhartt Inc. The Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC) will aim to grow the city’s clothing manufacturing industry from above Carhartt’s […]

2020 Design Showcase Winners
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Co.act and Design Core recognize that nonprofits are often unable to invest in telling their own story. Through this new competition, the 2020 Design Showcase, we have paired two Southeast Michigan designers who value collaboration and would like to explore design as a vehicle for communicating the social impact of two local nonprofits’ work – Just Speak and Alternatives […]

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Explore a selection of virtual events and experiences that took place during Detroit Month of Design 2020.