Designing Detroit Future

DDF is a three day celebration of design in Detroit. Detroit is a city whose contributions to the field of design fundamentally shaped the way we lived, worked, and moved in the twentieth century—and continue to do so today. In celebration of Detroit’s recent UNESCO City of Design designation, DDF events and programs will be exploring the ways in which design is shaping Detroit’s future. Signature events returning to DDF 2016 include Eastern Market After Dark, Independent Happenings, Youth Day, and and all new Design Summit featuring the world’s leading design thinkers.



Accelerating Detroit’s Creative Economy

The 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 the College for Creative Studies.


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