Interboro at the Detroit City of Design Summit

Interboro was invited to run a workshop at the second annual Detroit City of Design Summit!


Interboro would like to thank the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture and the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) for inviting us to participate in their second annual Detroit City of Design Summit. Interboro ran a workshop about the role that design plays in building cities, and neighborhoods that work for people. It was held on Thursday, September 14th at the College for Creative Studies – Taubman Center.

From the UNESCO World Heritage website: 

Detroit is the first, and only UNESCO City of Design in the United States. It has a rich history of design as the home of the American automotive industry and design leaders like Eames, Knoll, Saarinen, and Yamasaki. Today, industrial design and the creative industries play a significant role in Detroit's economy and drive the city’s urban regeneration. 

From the Detroit City of Design Summit website:

The Detroit City of Design Summit is an annual convening of design partners and professionals from Detroit and beyond to celebrate the past, present, and future potential for design to drive equitable and sustainable growth in Detroit.

Part conference, part exhibition, and part interactive workshops, the 2017 Detroit City of Design Summit will offer an overview on progress and future plans for the Detroit City of Design initiative, inspirational stories from local and global leaders in design, and facilitated discussions with attendees to provide feedback and get involved. Presented by Lear Corporation, The Summit brings together a unique mix of design practitioners, educators, students, planners and policymakers, community and business leaders, residents, and global partners to build a vision for Detroit City of Design.

Photographs courtesy of Virginia Stanard.