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July 21, 2017 / Libby Bogner / Meg Heeres

People in Education Rebrand

Our team is passionate about working with organizations to grow innovation — especially education models. We’re proud to share our collaborative design to rebrand Detroit Future Schools as People in Education, or PIE!

July 13, 2017 / Meg Heeres / Libby Bogner

19th Annual Allied Media Conference

The 19th Annual Allied Media Conference (AMC) in Detroit was held from June 15 -18 this year. As the conference is nearing its 20th anniversary, we were over the moon to see the conference’s astonishing growth

July 10, 2017 / Nina Bianchi

Aspen Ideas 2017

The Ideas Festival, with origins rooted at the intersection of design and business, draws a certain density of brilliant people together for a series of unexpected social collisions. It’s a planned community overflowing with curiosity — and access to resources.
June 19, 2017 / Nina Bianchi / Meg Heeres

Communication is at the Heart of Collaboration

Creating a shared language (set of values or principles) is a critical part of the process to establish the group’s top three priorities. It sets the stage for more effective partnership with the City of Detroit’s Office of Sustainability.

March 23, 2017 / Fatema Boxwala / Meg Heeres

Facilitating Detroit's Sustainability Agenda

We're six months into our 23 month engagement with the Detroit Environmental Agenda (DEA), a leadership team that advances environmental justice in the City. It’s made up of over 15 local non-profits whose missions are driven in whole or in part by environmental concerns.

March 17, 2017 / Libby Cole and Nina Bianchi

Could Detroit Show Us the Way to a New Future of Work?

Metropolis magazine interviewed us! Learn more about how we're boosting Detroit City of Design efforts as a leading social innovation firm who's managing Detroit-based partnerships to produce truly innovative projects.

February 23, 2017 / Nina Bianchi and Libby Cole

We're Hiring a Project Manager

We are growing and hiring a project manager!

February 21, 2017 / Nina Bianchi

$1 million grant to boost City of Design planning

We're opening new relationships between a spectrum of agents and agendas: business, civics, grassroots, and creative economies in Detroit. Learn more about how we're co-leading the Detroit City of Design's exhibitions at the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial with Detroit Creative Corridor Center, an international show March 9-April 9 in Saint-Etienne, France.

January 15, 2017 / Fatema Boxwala

Process, Process! New work with Dynamic IT

We’re working with Dynamic Computer Corporation, a minority and women owned information technology business, based in Michigan since 1979
November 1, 2016 / Carlie Quezada, Libby Cole and Nina Bianchi

Public Design Trust: Footwork

We're co-leading the production of an exhibition at the 10th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2017. The exhibition Footwork examines the future of network-based working models through the metaphor of dance and its relationship to systems planning and the interconnected movements between people, objects and place.
October 18, 2016 / Fatema Boxwala, Carlie Quezada

Co-Creating Lesson Plans with FoodLab

We're partnering with FoodLab, a community of food entrepreneurs committed to making the possibility of good food in Detroit a sustainable reality. We’re helping to increase their impact by using design thinking to co-create lesson plans for the curriculum they offer to budding food entrepreneurs.
October 1, 2016 / Nina Bianchi and Libby Cole

WD proud sponsor and participant at DDF2016

The Detroit Design Festival (DDF) is an annual citywide celebration of creativity. As part of the Detroit City of Design Summit planning committee, WD played a key role in helping to shape a more participatory and critical dialogue.

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