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In partnership with Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), CultureSource, and College for Creative Studies, Design Core’s City of Design Challenge invites participants to explore ways to build community resilience in times of disruption through resident driven ideas for unifying residents and building systems for connecting and communicating throughout the city. This year’s challenge was made possible with financial support from the Hudson-Webber Foundation.

Teams will have until March 19, 2023 to submit their applications. The Community Advisory Council will review applications and select up to six teams with existing or emerging community resiliency concepts to participate in the 2023 Challenge. Accepted teams will receive a stipend, training in inclusive design techniques, and access to people, places, and resources to support their design skills over the spring/summer. Each team will pitch their concept in September 2023 to the Advisory Council and up to three teams will be selected to receive additional funds to prototype and test their concepts, document their process and showcase their work at the 2024 Detroit Month of Design.

More information is available on our website and check out the Challenge FAQ sheet here

This form has three sections covering 1) people on the team; 2) your concept; and 3) interest/ needs related to inclusive design. This application may take 1-2 hours for your team to complete. This application is open January 20 - Midnight, March 19, 2023.

For details including challenge goals, eligibility, judging criteria, timeline and more, please consult the 2023 City of Design Challenge Brief.

Applications are due by 11:59pm March 19, 2023.

For questions contact challenge@designcore.org.

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