Detroit to celebrate its UNESCO City of Design designation Sept. 26-30

Posted at 8:31 AM, Sep 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-25 08:31:27-04

Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) is excited to announce it will be hosting its seventh annual Detroit Design Festival (DDF)-a citywide celebration of design-from September 26-30, 2017.

In honor of Detroit's designation of the first and only United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) City of Design in the United States, DDF programming and events will elevate the role of design in shaping Detroit's future. 

This year's theme, Design is Everywhere, will showcase how thoughtful design-within the workplace to neighborhoods to goods and services-can impact, and even change, the way society functions and the way people experience the world around them. In fact, other UNESCO Cities of Design have shown an improved quality of life, have created jobs and have achieved economic progress within their cities by developing unified visions and strategies for activating their designation.

The five-day celebration will also explore how the most common products and services are invisibly integrated into everyday life in a helpful, intuitive and human-centered way.

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