Detroit to Launch 10th Annual Month of Design


Detroit launches 10th Annual Design Month

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Design Core Detroit starts the 10th annual Detroit Month of Design in September. The event will recognize Detroit’s distinction as the first and only UNESCO City of Design in the United States and have more than 175 attendees showcasing over 65 events and special projects. The program will explore design solutions to the challenges Detroit and the global community have faced since early 2020.

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This year’s program includes lectures, guided tours, exhibitions, workshops, installations and more. As the organizers explain, much of the programming will be digital, however all face-to-face events will follow group meeting guidelines set by the state of Michigan to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. They continue: “In the midst of a global pandemic and widespread protests against racial inequality, design solutions that prioritize inclusivity, adaptability and equity have never been more important.”

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“To mark the 10th anniversary of Detroit Month of Design, we are proud to see how the Detroit design community has grown and developed,” said Olga Stella, Executive Director of Design Core Detroit. “In these challenging times, inclusive design will play an important role in creating cities, systems and products that make all people thrive.” Kiana Wenzell, director of culture and community for Design Core Detroit, stated, “This year’s edition of the Detroit Month of Design offers many opportunities to learn and learn more about how design can help society, business and government adapt to urgent challenges . “

A full schedule for Design Month can be found here.


Dusty Kennedy