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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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HFLI Initiative Awarded $50,000

March 1, 2019

“Developing Strong Black Male Educators,” an initiative by HFLI and Black Male Educators Alliance of Michigan, was one of six programs awarded $50,000 in the MBK Detroit Innovation Challenge this week. Design thinking is a powerful set of tools to improve teaching, leading and learning for students; using a phased approach, the program will build…

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The Design Core team is growing and evolving!

February 7, 2019

We are proud to announce the following additions, promotions and changes to our organization: Melinda Anderson, formerly the Creative Director of Detroit Month of Design, has transitioned to Senior Event Producer, a new part time role. Design Core is proud of Melinda’s leadership over the past nine years. Kiana Wenzell promoted from Project Manager to…

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We’re hiring Production Assistants and Project Managers!

January 11, 2019
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Design Core Detroit is looking for experienced and motivated people to join our team as production assistants and project managers for Detroit Month of Design. If you are interested email your resume to info@designcore.org and type either Production or Project Manager in the subject line.

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