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UNITED BY DESIGN

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.

 

The 13th Annual Detroit Month of Design Festival is a citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital.  Last year the festival featured 175+ creatives, 80+ events, and engaged 50,000 attendees in various Detroit neighborhoods throughout the month.

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DESIGN CORE

As the steward of Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design designation, Design Core tells Detroit’s design story locally and globally. 

Design Core champions the transformative power of design in Detroit by supporting the creative problem-solvers using design solutions to improve our city’s economy.

DETROIT IS THE FIRST AND ONLY UNESCO CITY OF DESIGN IN THE U.S.

As a UNESCO City of Design, Detroit is part of a network of 43 cities around the world using design to improve the lives of everyday people. This designation puts Detroit's design assets to work, ensuring a more sustainable and equitable future for all Detroit residents. As a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), our goal is to establish Detroit's unique role as a global leader in inclusive design through collaborative action.

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City of the Future: Global Leader in Inclusive Design

As the steward of Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design designation, Design Core tells Detroit’s design story locally and globally. 

Design Core champions the transformative power of design in Detroit by supporting the creative problem-solvers using design solutions to improve our city’s economy.

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