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XII Annual UNESCO Creative Cities Convening Held in Krakow-Katowice

July 25, 2018

The annual convening of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network brought together 350+ participants, including more than 50 mayors and deputy mayors from across the globe, in Krakow and Katowice, Poland this past June. Twenty five Cities of Design were present and welcomed nine new members and elected new leadership. After serving two years as the Deputy…

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Getting to know Geelong, Australia, a new UNESCO City of Design.

June 15, 2018

This past month, Design Core team member Ellie Schneider was invited to attend the official launch of Greater Geelong’s City of Design designation and share about Detroit’s own journey. Read about her experience and the surprising connections between Detroit and Greater Geelong in a piece she wrote for the Geelong Advertiser. Despite being so far…

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Meet Commerce Design: Detroit’s international panel of distinguished jurors

June 15, 2018

A Detroit City of Design project, Commerce Design: Detroit is a new competition raising awareness of, and access to, professional design services for neighborhood small businesses. The competition will recognize projects, submitted jointly by the business owner and design team, that have been completed within the City of Detroit (including Highland Park and Hamtramck) within the last 5 years. The…

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Recapping Elizabeth Zouzal’s Experience at the Saint-Etienne Biennale

June 10, 2018

Elizabeth Zouzal, Curator of Design & Engagement at Lear Innovation Center attends the Saint-Etienne Biennal in March 2017 to represent Lear’s sponsor project, Future Foam upcycling furniture project It’s funny how you have to fly across the ocean to get to know people from your own design community. This was my experience in St. Etienne.…

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Our visit to Graz City of Design

June 10, 2018

May is design month in Graz! Celebrating 10 years in the UNESCO network, we learned a lot from our friends at Gratz City of Design during our visit last week: Design means business: Like us, Graz is an automotive city. Good design is critical to competitive industries, which is why Creative Industries Styria works to connect members of their…

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