Having recently celebrated its one-year status as the first and only UNESCO City of Design in the United States, Detroit is eager to show the world how the city is leveraging its legacy of creativity and innovation to generate opportunity and development. Dozens of Detroiters will showcase their talent this March in France at the 10th edition of the Saint-Etienne Design Biennale March 9 - April 9, 2017 in an exhibition exploring how America’s former industrial powerhouse is shaping the future of work.
Join us for a panel discussion with curators from Detroit’s first international exhibition as a UNESCO City of Design and be the first to hear special announcements regarding funding support for the Detroit City of Design initiative.
Note: doors open at 5:30pm, panel discussion begins at 6pm.
Christy McDonald, MIWeek
Cezanne Charles, Creative Many, curator of ShiftSpace
Anya Sirota, Akoaki, curator of Out of Site
Nina Bianchi, Work Department, curator of FOOTWORK
Ash Arder, Curator of FOOTWORK
Presented by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
11th floor A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education