Inclusive Design Training Program Update
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It’s been over two years since we launched the Detroit City of Design Action Plan alongside dozens of local partners, and now more than ever, Design Core is committed to advancing the practice of inclusive design in Detroit and beyond. Together with College for Creative Studies and local hybrid design studio rootoftwo, we are working […]

Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Design Industry
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It’s no secret that design has a diversity and inclusion problem. Too many places, products, and services are designed without input from the people who ultimately use them, and too often, the people around the design table do not reflect the diverse reality we live in. Something needs to change – and not just within […]

Learn more about the City of Design Challenge experience firsthand through the words of our intern
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Hear our Intern’s take on supporting the City of Design Challenge so far!  July 6, 2021, Detroit, MI – My name is Sydney Mantua and I am the Intern working with Ellie Schneider & the Design Core team on the City of Design Challenge. I am a communication designer at College For Creative Studies (CCS) […]

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City of Design Exchange
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As a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, there are countless opportunities for Detroit’s creative community to participate in exhibitions, conferences, exchanges and global design events. To further our mission of supporting Detroit designers, Detroit Design Network Members and Detroit City of Design Partners are eligible to apply for support the cost of travel […]

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