Detroit Month of Design: In the face of a global pandemic and worldwide protests against anti-Black police brutality, inclusive design that prioritizes the safety and equitability of all people has never been more important. Detroit Month of Design seeks to explore design solutions that address these challenges for a more just and healthy world. One Detroit’s Will Glover interviews Olga Stella, Executive Director of Design Core Detroit and Kiana Wenzell, Director of Culture and Community about the 10 year anniversary of Detroit Month of Design.
Detroit Performs: Darkroom Detroit is a non-profit dedicated to increasing photography access, education, and visual literacy in Detroit. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak Darkroom Detroit is currently offering most classes in a virtual format. Find out more on how they offer photography classes for all ages and levels.
Arts Engines: Terri Lyne Carrington is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. Aaron Dworkin, host of Arts Engines and Professor of Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan interviews Terri Lyne Carrington about the role of women in jazz.
Spirit of Detroit: A Symphony of the People: Using an arrangement of the central theme in Gustav Holst’s “Jupiter” from The Planets — put together by composer and Detroit Symphony Orchesta (DSO) cellist Jeremy Crosmer with lyrics by Meaghan Heinrich — the DSO invited the Detroit community and beyond to join DSO musicians on their own virtual stages. They received 250 submissions between their own DSO musicians, instrumentalists and vocalists from our community, plus a surprise appearance from the DSO’s new Music Director, Jader Bignamini.