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Cranbrook Connections in Detroit Month of Design

September 16th, 2020

Every September, Design Core Detroit presents the Detroit Month of Design, a citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital. And Cranbrook is everywhere!

This year, cross-disciplinary events take place in all corners of the city and virtually, highlighting the talent and innovation that makes Detroit a UNESCO City of Design. Visit the Design Core Detroit website for a full list of events this month. Upcoming events that have Cranbrook connections are listed below.

Never Normal by Form & Seek at Wasserman Projects
Opens September 17, 2020. By appointment only.
Wasserman Projects, 
3434 Russell St #502, Detroit, MI 48207
Register for the Virtual Opening Sept 16

Featured designers include Aaron Blendowski (3D Design ’06); Evan Fay (3D Design ’16) and Ayako Aratani (3D Design ’16) of Aratani Fay; Elise Dechard (Architecture ’17), Sophie Yan (3D Design ’17), and Kapish Cheema (Architecture ’19) of END studio; Karen Lee (3D Design ’20); Bilge Nur Saltik; Brett Evans (Ceramics ’20; Dee Clements (3D Design ’20) founder of Studio Herron; Donut Shop; Hayden Richer (Ceramics ’18); Michael Neville (3D Design ’14); Simon Anton (3D Design ’20); Cody Norman (3D Design ’20); Joong Han Bae (3D Design ’20); Nicholas Tilma; Joseph Parr (3D Design ’19); Sunny Kim (3D Design ’19); Irina Flore; Ebitenyefa Baralaye (Ceramics ’16); Annie Meyer (3D Design ’21); Extents; Mark Dineen (3D Design ’13); Phoebe Kuo (3D Design ’19); Substudio; Kyle Joseph (3D Design ’20).



Building Materials at PLAYGROUND DETROIT
Opens September 17, 2020. By appointment only from 7-10pm.
8711 Grand River Ave, Detroit, Michigan, 48204
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A site-specific installation by Lindsay Splichal (Print Media ’19) featuring non- traditional building materials and explores printmaking, sculpture, and installation. Splichal is also one of PLAYGROUND DETROIT’s 20/20 Emerging Artist Fellows.  





Opens September 18, 2020 from 7-9pm, RSVP required.
501 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48208
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Evan Fay (3D Design 2016), Zhihao Guo (3D Design ’18), Laith Karmo (Ceramics ‘06), Josephine Mette Larsen (Ceramics ’18), Li Chen (3D Design ’18), Michael Neville (3D Design ’14), Ato (Kwamena Takyi) Ribeiro (Print Media ’17), Hayden Allison Richér (Ceramics ’18), Austin Swick (3D Design ’17).





Virtual Open Studio at FPB Design x Build
Saturday, Sep. 12th, 2020 from 2-4pm.
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Fernando Bales (Architecture ’13) of FPB Design x Build, will bring you on a virtual tour of his studio, and other local designers ranging from furniture design, printmaking, and decorative glass. Tune into IGTV @fpbdesignbuild.