Detroit Design 139

2019 Projects

In response to the vision laid out in Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design Action Plan, Detroit Design 139 proposed that through inclusive design, Detroiters (designers and non-designers alike) can prioritize the importance of both processes and outcomes for all future projects throughout Detroit’s 139 square miles. Through exhibitions, events and shared conversations, we explored inclusive design strategies that break this repetitive cycle of creating future problems by acknowledging all aspects of our shared history in order to solve long-standing urban issues. With this approach, we focused on creating multi-generational design solutions that result in INCLUSIVE FUTURES for everyone.

City Systems

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These projects look at the visible (and invisible) inclusive infrastructure projects that bring people, neighborhoods, industries, places and things closer together in a cohesive future urban environment.