Detroit Month of Design

Detroit Month of Design
September 3, 2019 paperlesslion
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With more than 55 events across the city, Detroit City of Design hopes all come away inspired and energized by the talent that makes Detroit the only UNESCO City of Design in the United States.

To honor Detroit’s designation as a UNESCO City of Design, Design Core Detroit recognizes the entirety of September as Detroit’s Month of Design, a citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital.

Every September, partners across Detroit — from emerging studios to established companies and educational institutions — come together to show off their latest works and ideas. These cross-disciplinary events take place in all corners of the city, highlighting the talent and innovation that makes Detroit a UNESCO City of Design.

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Event schedule includes:

  • Sept. 5 – The Designer Dating Game & Afterglow
  • Sept. 5 – Brand Camp Summit: Rebrand
  • Sept. 5 – Inclusive Futures
  • Sept. 6 – Substance
  • Sept. 6 – History Outside the Box: Explore 120 Patents by Robert Propst, Herman Miller Co.
  • Sept. 7 – Ecce Pomo: A Post-Modern Pop-Up
  • Sept. 7 – Craft Beer and Craftsmanship
  • Sept. 7 – Field Condition
  • Sept. 8 – Open Studio – Donut Shop
  • Sept. 8 – Architectural Photo Walking Tour
  • Sept. 9 – Participation Game for City Employees
  • Sept. 9 – Planning & Cultivating Design Systems
  • Sept. 9 – Design Dash Detroit
  • Sept. 10 – Walkable Waterfront Developments Detroit
  • Sept. 10 – An Exploration Of Transformational Design
  • Sept. 11 – Open Studio – Chris Schanck Studios
  • Sept. 11 – Multicultural Design in a Re-Emerging City
  • Sept. 11 – Design and Science Exhibition and Events
  • Sept. 11 – Open Studio – Jack Craig
  • Sept. 12 – Design Salon – September 12, 2019
  • Sept. 12 – Drinks x Design: Design Crawl
  • Sept. 12 – Drinks x Design: Design Crawl
  • Sept. 13 – Blended: Design, Diversity, and the DSO
  • Sept. 14 – Elemental
  • Sept. 14 – ARCADE
  • Sept. 14 – North End Block Party
  • Sept. 14 – OH-100: Centenary Sound Lab
  • Sept. 14 – Designing the Halal Metropolis
  • Sept. 15 – Detroit’s Design DNA: The1949 For Modern Living Exhibition — Legacy and Lessons
  • Sept. 16 – Smart Cities, Smart Citizens
  • Sept. 16 – Experiential Retail
  • Sept. 17 – LAUNCHED! Playhouse
  • Sept. 17 – UNESCO Welcome Dinner – Detroit 2019
  • Sept. 17 – Empowering Urban Communities through Design: A Detroit-Denmark Conversation
  • Sept. 18 – Future of Upcycled Design
  • Sept. 18 – Toyota Lecture Series Presents: Dr. John Jordan
  • Sept. 18 – UNESCO Detroit 2019 – Welcome Reception at Detroit Design 139
  • Sept. 19 – UNESCO Detroit 2019 – Dinner at Standard Wonder
  • Sept. 19 – Eastern Market After Dark 2019
  • Sept. 19 – UNESCO Design Cities – Design and Manufacturing Panel
  • Sept. 19 – Floyd Happy Hour and Open House
  • Sept. 19 – DCDT Talk: Diversity in Design
  • Sept. 19 – Eastern Market After Dark
  • Sept. 20 – See & Be Seen: Next Level Popup Merchandising
  • Sept. 20 – C-Project Detroit (The Creative Collaborative Community Project)
  • Sept. 20 – Behind the Scenes Tour: The Alexander Girard Textile Collection
  • Sept. 20 – UNESCO Detroit 2019 Closing Reception
  • Sept. 21 – Metalwork Market
  • Sept. 21 – Do Day at the North Cass Community Garden
  • Sept. 21 – Youth Design Day
  • Sept. 22 – Open Studio @ Studio – Space
  • Sept. 23 – Videogames from Abertay University, Dundee City of Design
  • Sept. 23 – ZoneDetroit Game x Mixer
  • Sept. 23 – Commerce Design Awards Panel Discussion
  • Sept. 24 – Let’s Jam: Unleashing Ideas to Power Your Business
  • Sept. 25 – Suchi Reddy: Form Follows Feeling
  • Sept. 25 – Everyday Sustainability
  • Sept. 26 – “The State of Design” Film Premiere
  • Sept. 27 – Summer Wheat + Hirosuke Yabe
  • Sept. 27 – re:publica Detroit
  • Sept. 28 – Light Up Livernois
  • Sept. 28 – Symposium: Landlord Colors
  • Sept. 28 – Amplify Black & White Gala
  • Sept. 28 – Light Up Livernois
  • Sept. 29 – Rebirth on the Rouge
  • Sept. 29 – City Cypher

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The image above is a detail from a photograph taken Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Designer Dating Game event held at the Alger Theater.