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September is Detroit’s Month of Design!

It’s not too late to check Detroit Month of Design out, here are just a few events, exhibitions, and experiences to peak your interest.

Blog by Olga Stella

The only city in the United States to be designated a UNESCO City of Design, Detroit celebrates its vibrant design community each September during Detroit Month of Design.  Organized by Design Core Detroit, Detroit Month of Design is a citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate the ways that design makes a difference in Detroit. Throughout the month of September, more than 145 participants present over 55 events and special projects throughout the city. 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. This year offers an even bigger and better selection of talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops, open studios and more. You don’t have to be a design expert to participate – there is something for everyone!

It’s not too late to check Detroit Month of Design out – here are just a few events, exhibitions, and experiences to peak your interest, 

  • Eastern Market After Dark – Sept 19: Explore Eastern Market as one of the nation’s oldest public markets transforms into a creative district by night. More than 30 studios and galleries will open late throughout the district. Sheds 2, 3, 4, and 5 will be open with interactive experiences, brand activations with Detroit’s up-and-coming designers, designer spotlights, installations, and parties.
  • Studio- Space – Sept 22: Visit the studio of artists and designers: Matt Rosner, Craig Heijka, Gisela Mcdanial, Ellen Rutt, Patrick Ethen, Paul Karas, Marshall Sass, Thing Thing, Vannassa Cronan.
  • City Cypher – Sept 29: Experience three new prototpyes developed through the Detroit City of DEsign COmpetition to improve safety and mobility in Southwest Detroit, Grandmont Rosedale and Hope Village during a live talent/entertainment cypher between the three neighborhoods.
  • Detroit Design 139 “Inclusive Futures” exhibition through Sept 30: Learn the ways that design can help drive an inclusive future for all as the city experiences new levels of inviestment. 
  • Ecce Pomo: Shop a selection of post-modern objects curated by Joe Posch at this pop-up shop inside the  Floyd SHop. The product selection will be primarily items designed between the late 1970s and the mid-1990s that embody the spirit of Post-Modernism.

Full event schedule can be found here

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