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Chicago Design Museum's New Exhibition: The State of Detroit

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The Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM) has announced that Detroit will be the focus of the next exhibition in its city-focused design series. This series reflects on how design history recognizes cities through the work of local practitioners and their projects. More after the jump... ChiDM’s latest exhibition, "The State of Detroit" co-curated by Elizabeth Cummings and Morgan Walsh, will push the boundaries of design beyond the traditional graphic, product, and industrial disciplines by focusing on...




 

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 7.29.27 AMThe Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM) has announced that Detroit will be the focus of the next exhibition in its city-focused design series. This series reflects on how design history recognizes cities through the work of local practitioners and their projects. More after the jump...


 
ChiDM’s latest exhibition, "The State of Detroit" co-curated by Elizabeth Cummings and Morgan Walsh, will push the boundaries of design beyond the traditional graphic, product, and industrial disciplines by focusing on projects and initiatives throughout Detroit that address the city’s current conditions. Each featured project uses design thinking as the main methodology to realize innovation; whether contributing tangible objects, a stronger sense of community, or an alternative way to view oneself, a neighborhood, or the city at large.
 
“Detroit has often been described as a city undergoing renaissance, resurgence, and rebirth,” explains Matthew Terdich, exhibition director at ChiDM. “Our new exhibition will explore alternative narratives around the city’s current condition and attempt to reframe the vocabulary commonly used to describe it.”
 
The exhibition will showcase design in Detroit through a range of innovative projects and ideas. These include the use of prototyping and creative problem solving to cultivate urban farms, the potential for an object to prompt conversations on safety and protection in blighted neighborhoods, and the role of design thinking in the development of community spaces.
 
ChiDM’s city-focused design series began with Starts/Speculations: Graphic Design in Chicago Past and Future, which reintroduced Chicagoans to the last century of design from the city and offered a look at the ways in which communication could evolve in the next century. This was followed more recently by Deborah Sussman Loves Los Angeles!. This exhibition recognized Deborah Sussman, an iconic designer who helped shape the visual landscape of Los Angeles and define the field of environmental graphic design.
 
The new Detroit exhibition will run from April 28 to August 30 at ChiDM’s 5,000-square-foot-space on the third floor of Block Thirty Seven.
 
For more information on the new exhibition and all upcoming events, visit www.chidm.com.

Image via chidm.com


 

 

 
 
 

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