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Detroit Design Collective invited to participate in “Factory Floor” at Dundee Design Festival

June 10, 2018

In May 2017, Detroit Design Collective was invited to participate in “Factory Floor,” an exhibition exploring the role of small-scale maker/manufacturers in post-industrial cities. Thing Thing members Simon Anton and Rachel Mulder were invited to present their work, lead a workshop, and paint a mural as part of Dundee’s Open Close Dundee street mural project.…

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Analyzing the industrial ecosystem in Detroit

June 10, 2018

DC3 partnered with the Urban Manufacturing Alliance to conduct a snapshot of the State of Urban Manufacturing in Detroit. This report will help us better understand what the small-batch manufacturing sector looks like in Detroit, who its entrepreneurs and employees are, and what the city can do to help these firms grow into larger job…

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Detroit’s West Riverfront Park takes major step ahead with choice of design team

June 10, 2018

One day Detroit’s West Riverfront Park will allow Detroiters to do what they cannot do almost anywhere along the river except on Belle Isle — put their toes in the water. The creation of a new beach and inlet carved into the waterfront is the centerpiece of an ambitious plan for the 22-acre parcel west…

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DIA launches Design competition for outdoor plaza

June 10, 2018

How can the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Midtown Detroit Inc. utilize the DIA’s outdoor space? A design competition just launched hopes to find the right landscape and urban design teams to create a community space. The DIA and Midtown Inc. sent out requests for proposals for the DIA Plaza and Midtown Cultural Connections…

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Commerce Design: Detroit

June 10, 2018

Commerce Design: Detroit is a competition that raises awareness of and access to professional design services for neighborhood small businesses. It celebrates the impact of commercial design projects in the communities where these businesses reside. The competition will recognize projects, submitted jointly by the business owner and design team, within the City of Detroit, Highland Park,…

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Design Core Releases Detroit City of Design Action Plan

June 10, 2018

Action Plan Will Help Drive Inclusive Growth in Detroit More than 50 partners to contribute projects to position Detroit as a global leader in the practice of inclusive design (DETROIT – April 12, 2018) Design Core Detroit, formerly Detroit Creative Corridor Center, has unveiled the Detroit City of Design Action Plan, which aims to drive…

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DC3 Announces New Brand Identity: Design Core Detroit

June 10, 2018

(DETROIT – March 8, 2018) The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) kicked off its Drinks x Design event at the Loft At 1420 by announcing its new brand identity: Design Core Detroit. The name and brand transformation is one outcome of the organization’s yearlong planning process to support Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design designation and…

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A Special Thank You

June 10, 2018

We are proud to announce the approval of a $300,000 grant over two years from the William Davidson Foundation to support the Detroit City of Design Action Plan. These resources will be used to support the organization, promote the growing partner coalition and develop a shared scorecard to show progress towards the Action Plan’s goals.

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