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Clothing manufacturing hub finds home with Carhartt in Midtown

May 24, 2019

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…

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Announcing the 2019 Commerce Design: Detroit Finalists

May 21, 2019

AIA Detroit and Design Core Detroit are thrilled to officially announce the 20 businesses selected as finalists for the second Commerce Design Detroit Awards program. The finalists were selected from a highly competitive pool representing a broad range of businesses, scales and neighborhoods. The jury, featuring both local and international design and culture experts, gathered in Detroit this past weekend to conduct on-site…

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Sustainable Brands Innovation Expo

May 8, 2019

Meet the brands driving the future of purpose-led business at the Sustainable Brands Innovation Expo in downtown Detroit. Buy tickets. June 3-6, 2019

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Detroit Driving Innovation in Inclusive Design, New Report Shows

April 11, 2019

Advocacy Nonprofit Design Core Detroit Forms Partnerships with Residents, Groups, City to Develop Talent and Inclusive Policies, Encourage Investment, Meet Diverse Needs DETROIT– April 11, 2019– Design Core Detroit, steward of the only U.S. city officially designated as aCity of Design by UNESCO, unveiled today “Inclusive Design Together: Detroit Cityof Design Monitoring Report,” the design advocacy…

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‘TO CREATE’ with designer Aldo Bakker

April 9, 2019

Each year, through the generosity of an endowment from Knoll International, the Knoll Lecture Series at Cranbrook Academy of Art brings a renowned designer to campus for a free public lecture to promote the importance of design. Join us this month for a lecture with Aldo Bakker. Learn more. April 26, 2019 @ 6pm

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Detroit Demo Day

April 9, 2019

From hundreds of applicants, 15 entrepreneurs will be selected to pitch their company live at Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day! Apply today. Deadline: April 23, 2019

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`Tactile Matters` exhibition by Form&Seek

April 9, 2019

Form&Seek brings together fresh, vibrant talents during Milan Design Week 2019 based on the theme of “Tactile Matters”. Our collection curated with original and tactile designs by 10 international designers including Detroit base designers such as Thing Thing, Studio Herron, and Sophie Yan. Tactile Matter exhibition will be part of the Ventura Future in their…

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IFF’s Learning Spaces: Three Stories of Growth

March 20, 2019

Safe and inspiring learning environments lay the foundation for positive early childhood experiences. That’s why IFF is working with high-quality early childhood providers to transform their spaces. IFF’s Learning Spaces program provides grants and technical assistance to upgrade early learning facilities in the Detroit area. The improvements are leading to increased capacity so that more…

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$12 million mixed-use development aims to fit in southwest Detroit

March 20, 2019

ANALYSE FRANK | February 28, 2019 A $12 million planned housing and commercial development led by Invest Detroit and two nonprofits is using a tiered approach to fit in with its architectural surroundings in southwest Detroit. The city of Detroit targeted a mixed-use project on a 0.81-acre vacant lot on West Vernor Highway in its southwest…

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This Woman Vowed To Help 400 More Black Women Architects Follow Their Dream

March 20, 2019
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BRITTNEY OLIVER Feb, 27, 2019 When Detroit-native Tiffany Brown decided to pursue a degree in architecture, it was a career pathway shrouded in mystery. She was still in high school and that particular vocation didn’t land on her radar until a guest speaker discussed it during her senior year. Like so many children growing up…

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