DESIGNING DETROIT'S FUTURE.

On December 11, 2015, Detroit became the first and only city in the U.S. to receive the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) City of Design designation, joining 116 cities worldwide as members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Celebrate Detroit’s future with us.

SEPT 21-25 2016

ABOUT THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL

The sixth-annual Detroit Design Festival (DDF), returns Sept. 21-25 with its annual citywide celebration of creativity. The event brings together designers and enthusiasts alike to celebrate Detroit’s role as a design capital. In celebration of Detroit’s new designation as a UNESCO City of Design – the first city in the United States – DDF events and programs will be exploring the ways in which design is shaping Detroit’s future. Signature events returning include: Eastern Market After Dark, Light Up Livernois, Youth Day, and an all-new Design Summit, and dozens of independent design happenings.

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2016 DDF SCHEDULE

THURSDAY 9/8Drinks x Design: UNESCO City of Design Celebration
WEDNESDAY 9/21Detroit City of Design CONVERSATION
THURSDAY 9/22DETROIT CITY OF DESIGN SUMMIT: Day 1
Performance Architecture: Lecture
EASTERN MARKET AFTER DARK
FRIDAY 9/23DETROIT CITY OF DESIGN SUMMIT: Day 2
Sensory Architecture: Installation
The Future of Technology & Design in Detroit
Walkable Warren
Gary Simmons: Installation
Detroit African Funkestra
Metabolism II presented by Cristin Richard
SATURDAY 9/24YOUTH DAY
Bus Shelter Design Project Kick-Off
Detroit Wine Stroll
Parducci Film Screening
LIGHT UP LIVERNOIS
SUNDAY 9/25Open Streets
DETROIT SOUP

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!

Leadership Sponsors

Chrysler
Lear Corporation
The Platform

Supporting Sponsors

Art Van
Display Group
Bedrock
Ally Financial
Ford Motor Company Fund
Knight Foundation
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Fathead
SDG Architects
Skyy Vodka
Shinola Detroit
Vitamin T
Crypton
D-Pop
The Work Department
Detroit Lives
Dykema
Inland Press
Brooklyn Outdoor
GYRO

Media Sponsors

Azure
Hour Detroit
FOX 2 Detroit
Yelp
The Interior Design

Hotel Sponsor

Azure