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Detroit Month Of Design 2020 Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Detroit Month of Design (MoD) returns this September 2020, marking a ten year milestone for the festival, produced by Design Core Detroit. This year, Month of Design will target the vital role inclusive design will play in cultivating Detroit’s new reality—one in which our cities, systems and products are designed to help all people thrive. What was initially thought to be a purely celebratory year for the MoD, has become a year marked […]

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Model D // Design in the City partners with Gucci to highlight Detroit designers on a global stage

Original article by LAUREN KARMO | TUESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2020 — The Design in the City competition through Design Core Detroit will give new artists the opportunity to publicly display their work and make connections with others in the community during the Detroit Month of Design this September. Elevating specifically female and BIPOC artists, Design in the […]

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DESIGN CORE DETROIT ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF DESIGN IN THE CITY COMPETITION

As part of Detroit Month of Design 2020, the competition pairs twelve emerging fashion and accessory designers with independent commercial businesses in Detroit. Design Core Detroit has selected the winners of its new Design in the City competition, made possible by a $45,000 grant from Gucci as a part of its new Changemakers Impact Fund. […]

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20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship Awardees Announced: Ten Artists Receive $2000 and Exhibitions

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is pleased to announce the selection of 10 Artist Fellows chosen for the inaugural 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship, a two-year juried program. Starting in 2020, twenty emerging Detroit artists will receive $2,000 awards each to develop their individual practices. As a result, new bodies of artwork will be created and accompanied by programming […]

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Video Premiere & Review: “Point of Return” features Performance Installation by Cristin Richard

One year ago, Detroit artist Cristin Richard sparked a conversation about “value” in contemporary society at The Detroit Club with her performance installation, Point of Return. We are pleased to premiere the short-film highlighting the 3-hour durational performance in retrospective, along with art critic and Kresge Literary Arts Fellow, Rachel Harkai’s review (below video) Gut Feelings: Cristin […]

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Cristin Richard announces Performance Installation “Point of Return” on March 22nd

If you are aware of what kind of sacrifice went into creating an object, does it not influence how you value and care for it, or how long you keep it? In Point Of Return, Detroit artist Cristin Richard opens up a conversation about “value” in contemporary society. Set within the glorious Presidential Ballroom of historic The Detroit […]

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“COMM[UNITY]” INAUGURAL GROUP EXHIBITION THROUGH JAN 13TH

Featuring over 30 artists, COMM[UNITY] is the inaugural group exhibition on view at PLAYGROUND DETROIT gallery that represents a small cross-section of Detroit’s creative landscape, which is bound not by geography or practice, but by an enduring set of shared values and virtues. Exhibiting artists include: Kristin Adamczyk, Marlo Broughton, Scott Campbell, Dustin Cook, Jon Dones […]

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DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2016 RETURNS THIS SEPTEMBER 21-25TH TO CELEBRATE UNESCO CITY OF DESIGN

The sixth annual Detroit Design Festival (DDF), returns September 21-25th with a citywide celebration of creativity. This week-long event brings together designers and enthusiasts alike to celebrate Detroit’s role as a global design capital. In celebration of Detroit’s recent designation as a UNESCO City of Design, DDF events and programs will explore the ways in which […]

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DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2015 INTERNATIONALLY SHOWCASES TOP DESIGN TALENT

The fifth-annual Detroit Design Festival, presented by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center kicks off the annual celebration of creativity and design taking place on Sept. 22 to 26, 2015. The citywide event brings together designers and enthusiasts alike to celebrate Detroit’s role as a design capital showcasing widespread local talent. “We’re committed to becoming the […]

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT PRESENTS CRISTIN RICHARD SOLO EXHIBITION

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to present the work of our debut featured artist Cristin Richard with a solo exhibition at The Playground. Richard’s body of work focuses on “the human condition, the body and identity. Majority of the time, the work is a sort of knee jerk reaction to questions I’m pondering, or experiences I’ve had.”  The […]

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BENEATH THE SKIN FEATURING WORK BY CRISTIN RICHARD AT OUTLET GALLERY IN BROOKLYN

Femininity gives way to shock when the true nature of Cristin Richard’s delicate dresses is revealed to an audience; a shock similar (though opposite in sequence) to what a plastic surgery patient may experience post-op upon the first view of their reflection, anxious to reveal their newfound Beauty. The concept of Richard’s upcoming show, Beneath […]

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DETROIT BUILT POP UP FEATURES OVER 25 DETROIT MAKERS AT THE MICHELE VARIAN STORE IN NYC

In an effort to further promote the amazing talents that are helping to revitalize Detroit, “Detroit Built,” is a pop up shop in a shop, downstairs at Michele Varian in SoHo, NYC that will feature product designed and manufactured in Detroit happening over four weeks in the fall. PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to be involved to […]

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