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Detroit City of Design Podcast

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As stewards of Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design Designation, we aim to raise your awareness of how design can create conditions for better quality of life and economic opportunity for all. In season 3, we will hear from thought leaders who view our world through a lens of empathy and apply design thinking to address some of our world’s most pressing issues.

As stewards of Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design Designation, we aim to raise your awareness of how design can create conditions for better quality of life and economic opportunity for all. In season 3, we will hear from thought leaders who view our world through a lens of empathy and apply design thinking to address some of our world’s most pressing issues.

Location:

United States

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As stewards of Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design Designation, we aim to raise your awareness of how design can create conditions for better quality of life and economic opportunity for all. In season 3, we will hear from thought leaders who view our world through a lens of empathy and apply design thinking to address some of our world’s most pressing issues.

Language:

English


Episodes

Hanna Harris on How Design Can Help Develop a Functional City

8/5/2021
City of Helsinki, UNESCO Creative Cities Network, The Most Functional City in the World, World Happiness Report

Duration:00:35:22

Dr. D'Wayne Edwards on Fueling the Future of Footwear

7/22/2021
Pensole

Duration:00:44:42

Sandy Fershee on Human-Centered Design and the Automotive Industry

7/8/2021
D-Ford, F150, Project Apollo

Duration:00:38:42

LinYee Yuan on The Role of Design in the Food System

6/24/2021
MOLD, United Nations Oncoming Food Crisis, Burton Nitta

Duration:00:31:53

Dessa Cosma, Jeannette Lee, and Saundra Little on Designing Detroit's Most Accessible Place

6/10/2021
LOVE Building, Design Guide: Real Estate Development

Duration:00:34:04

Tanya and Luis Ali on Creating New Talent Pipelines

5/27/2021
AGI Construction, Detroit Future Ops, 18th Street Design Build Green Hub

Duration:00:33:14

Chris Cornelius on decolonizing education and design (Part 2)

5/13/2021
studio:indigenous, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Mismatch by Kat Holmes, Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples by Linda Tuhiwai Smith, native-land.ca

Duration:00:24:33

Chris Cornelius on embedding indigenous thinking into architecture (Part 1)

4/29/2021
studio:indigenous, Antoine Predock, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Indian Community School

Duration:00:27:15

Joshua Edmonds and Cézanne Charles on the intersection of design and community technology

4/15/2021
City of Design Challenge College for Creative Studies Connect 313 rootoftwo

Duration:00:33:43

Cast Your Vote with Hour Detroit for Best Podcast

2/24/2021
Vote here for Hour's Best of Detroit by March 15, 2021

Duration:00:00:51

Philip Kafka and Ishtiaq Rafiuddin Discuss Combining Innovation and Efficiency to Create Design-led Developments that Inspire

9/10/2020
Real estate developer Phillip Kafka and and architect Ishtiaq Rafiuddin discuss real estate development as a system for solving problems, which for Detroit, means ensuring affordability while creating new economic value. Philip and Ish are behind some of Detroit's most exciting projects, including the award-winning restaurant and Takoi and Core City Park. Links for Reference: Takoi, Core City Park, True North, The Caterpillar, Design Core's Real Estate Design Guide, Edwin Chan, Julie...

Duration:00:31:19

Openbox Founder Marquise Stillwell Discusses the Transformative Power of Designing Spaces and Systems to Meet the Needs of All People

8/19/2020
Marquise Stillwell is the founder of Openbox, a design studio and consultancy based in New York City that works at the intersection of people and systems. He is also the cofounder of Opendox, a film company that tells lesser-known narratives, Deem Journal, an editorial publication focused on design as a social practice, and Artmatr, an international community of artists and engineers working to merge digital technology with painting methods. In this episode Marquise and Olga discuss his...

Duration:00:25:13

Dug Song and Sally Carson Discuss Design as a Bridge to Help Tech Companies Better Serve Communities and People

8/5/2020
Dug Song and Sally Carson, discuss the role of design in tech. Doug is a general manager and cofounder of Duo Security, now a part of Cisco. And Sally is their head of product design and user research. Duo Security makes it safe to log into anything from anywhere, from any device, at any time. Duo combines security expertise with a user-centered philosophy to provide simple and effective security solutions for all users today, we will explore why design matters in tech and why we need to...

Duration:00:33:07

Jennifer Janus Discusses How Pophouse Designs Workplaces That Centers Flexibility and Integrates Work-From-Home Possibilities

7/8/2020
Pophouse is a Detroit-based interior design studio focused on strategic, unconventional, and human-centric design. We will discuss how research influences Pophouse’s design strategy and how COVID-19 is impacting the future of workspaces.

Duration:00:28:21

Ryan Sullivan and Grant Goulet of Xenith Discuss How Fostering a Design-thinking Mindset Underscores their Unique Approach to Manufacturing

6/17/2020
Xenith is a Detroit-based industry leader in football helmet technology, and also produces shoulder pads, face masks, apparel and more. Xenith has prioritized design thinking in all of its product development, which has resulted in gear that transcends protection alone—designing for optimal fit, feel, comfort and style. Today, we will discuss how collaboration between designers and engineers can result in groundbreaking innovation. We will also touch on Xenith’s initiative to provide 20,000...

Duration:00:35:21

Rama Gheerawo on Adding Value to Human Life Through Inclusive Design

5/20/2020
Rama Gheerawo is the director of the Helen Hamlyn Center for Design at the Royal College of Art. Rama is a global leader in people-centered and socially inclusive design. He's a serial innovator in the fields of technology, products, services, and transport with over a hundred projects to his name. In this episode we discuss the role of design in creating products, services, and systems that benefit people of all abilities, especially in terms of aging populations in healthcare, and why...

Duration:00:40:18

Jessica Helfand Encourages Business Leaders to Lean on the Creative Process of Designers to Move the Needle

5/6/2020
Jessica Helfand is the and award-winning designer, artist, writer, and the founding editor of Design Observer. Jessica is the author of numerous books on visual and cultural criticism and is also the host of two podcasts, The Observatory and The Design of Business | The Business of Design. Host Olga Stella talks with Jessica about the impact that crisis can have on the creative process, and the crucial role design will play in helping businesses adapt to our new reality. Links for...

Duration:00:34:16

Angela Glover Blackwell Explains Why Designing Equitable Systems Is Imperative to Our Growth as a Nation

4/22/2020
Angela Glover Blackwell is the Founder in Residence at PolicyLink and the host of the Radical Imagination podcast. She has helped grow and define a national equity movement focused on innovating and improving public policy to ensure access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color. Host Olga Stella talks with Angela about how COVID-19 has exacerbated inequality issues as well as how everyone benefits when we implement solutions for our most vulnerable...

Duration:00:32:38

How Designers Help Brands Adapt During Times of Uncertainty

4/1/2020
Kacha Azéma is the executive creative director of Skidmore Studio, a strategic creative studio focused on helping consumer-facing companies grow through innovative design and branding services. Host Olga Stella talks with Kacha about brand adaptation and how design can help businesses through trying times. Links for reference: Skidmore Studio, Detroit Design Network, Bon Bon Bon, Stroh's, Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, Ellis Island Tea, Learnings from the first week of social distancing

Duration:00:31:18

Suchi Reddy on Finding Wonder in Detroit and the Healing Power of Architecture

8/27/2019
Reddymade University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture Johns Hopkins University Times Square Arts "X"

Duration:00:34:49