Design impacts everyone, for better or for worse. Each week (for ten weeks), we invite designers, changemakers and the curious to participate in a spirited conversation on how design can be used to create conditions for better quality of life and economic opportunity. We see Detroit as a global model for sustainable and equitable development, and we want to keep this conversation going. We will focus on themes such as investment, mobility, neighborhoods, public space, design practice and talent around the world, and its relationship to forward progress here in Detroit.
Cast Your Vote with Hour Detroit for Best Podcast
Did you know that the Best of Hour Detroit voting is now open through March 15, 2021? We'd love to see the Detroit City of Design Podcast recognized as Detroit's best podcast and we can't do it without your help. Visit the link in the episode notes to cast your vote. We thank you so much for your support and look forward to bringing you Season 3 this spring.
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Jennifer Janus Discusses How Pophouse Designs Workplaces That Centers Flexibility and Integrates Work-From-Home Possibilities
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Onward to the City of Design!
Detroit - the only UNESCO City of Design in the United States and among just a few in the world - has always hit well above its weight in the influence of design, first reshaping the landscape of North America - and then the world. The epicenter of midcentury modernism, Detroit has always been a place that looks to the future and has never been afraid to experiment. This podcast promises to tease out how design not just defines products but also has the power to define place and to help people.
Design Core brings it in this thought provoking design forward podcast. Can’t wait to hear the next episodes.