Detroiters have long celebrated the city’s triumphs of fine design.
From the elegance of the Guardian building to the original Ford Mustang, Detroit’s iconic designs still define the city today.
But what’s different about this year’s annual Detroit Month of Design celebration, running through Sept. 30, is the emphasis not on individual objects — beautiful cars, majestic architecture — but on how the design of everyday objects from bus shelters to bike lanes can help tie a community together.
The emphasis this year is not so much high design, the stuff that belongs in museums or that costs a fortune to own, but rather the small examples that have the power to enhance our lives.
“You can see design in action in the city,” she said. “You don’t have to come to an event. It’s all around you. We’re really working hard to move people away from just thinking about design as like the pretty building, the architectural masterpiece, and more about those ways it impacts everyday people.“
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