Detroit Goes To France

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In March, DC3 (Detroit Creative Corridor Center) has a lot of great things planned in, around, and about the city of Detroit. Chek out their news letter below:

Detroit goes to France

DC3 is poised to show the world why Detroit has been named UNESCO City of Design as the guest city of honor at the Saint Etienne Design BiennaleMarch 9 to April 9. Dozens of Detroit designers will be showcasing their work through three separate, but connected exhibitions exploring the Future of Work. 

DC3 has partnered with Public Design Trust to curate one of the exhibitions, "Footwork: The Choreography of Collaboration" to explore the future of network-based working models and the interconnected movements that strengthen organizations and communities.

The Footwork exhibition will be joined by friends and partners at Creative Many who will be curating the Shiftspace exhibition and Akoaki who will be curating the Out of Siteexhibition.

Follow us FacebookTwitter and Instagram (#DetroitCityofDesign, #biennaledesign17) to stay connected with what we are doing in France.

Calling all college students and recent grads
Deadline: April 7, 2017

DTX Launch Detroit is an intensive 10-week summer accelerator for college students and recent graduates aspiring to launch a technology startup. Participants will receive a stipend of $2,500 per individual (up to $7,500 per venture team) to test out their entrepreneurial dreams.
The Art of Advocacy: Tools for Building Awareness and Engagement
March 15, 3-5:30pm

Raising awareness and building support for the arts is becoming increasingly important. Join Culture Source to learn the tips and tricks of advocacy.
Informational Session
March 27-30

Join the Knight Foundation for a series of events March 27-30 to get tips on applying of the Knight Arts Challenge, which funds the best ideas for the arts in Detroit. Events include Community Conversations and Office Hours.
Authentic Radicalism: Altering Fashion's System
CCS Toyota Lecture Series
March 22 at 6pm

Hear from Stefan Siegel, Founder and CEO of Not Just a Label, the leading global platform for emerging fashion designers. As the world's leading designer platform for showcasing and nurturing today's pioneers in contemporary fashion, Not just a label is devoted to facilitating growth and becoming a hub fostering innovation within the fashion industry.
March Drinks x Design: Fashion & Accessories
March 9 from 5:30-8:30pm

Join us for a celebration of Fashion + Accessories at Detroit Denim. We are excited to partner with Detroit Denim and CAM Trade to create a fashionable experience while celebrating Detroit textile manufacturing and creativity.

Call For Speakers

Design in Plastics is coming to the College for Creative Studies for a business conference focusing on the challenges and rewards of collaboration between the disciplines of design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and R&D.

Interested in becoming a speaker? Contact Bob Grace at
Andrew Logan - Penny Stamps Speaker Series
March 9 at 5:10pm

Andrew Logan, world renowned artist dubbed as  Faberge for the millennium,The Wizard of Odd, and mirror of our times, will be coming to the University of Michigan for a lecture with a special guest appearance from fashion designer, Zandra Rhodes.

From Our Friends

Natural Indigo Dyeing and Shibori Workshop at the Cranbrook Academy of Art Fiber Studio 
March 11-12
Learn the fundamental skills of Indigo dyeing and shibori techniques in this two-day workshop!

Create the Spark: MI Arts Advocacy Month
Raise your voice to highlight the critical importance of the arts on the quality of life, growth, and economic prosperity:

  • Sign the petition
  • Share Your Story by using the hashtags #MIartsmatter and #creativityconnectsMI to spread the word about arts, creativity, and innovation in your community. Post videos, articles, photos, and more to show how the arts matter to you.
  • Follow Creative Many on FacebookTwitter and Instagram 
DC3 is an economic development organization with a targeted purpose: providing support to Detroit's creative industries in the form of resources, exposure and advocacy in order to grow Detroit's creative economy and recognize Detroit as a global center for design. The DC3 is a partnership between Business Leaders for Michigan and  College for Creative Studies.

Copyright © 2017 Detroit Creative Corridor Center, All rights reserved.

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