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Detroit Center for Design + Technology exhibits explore cartography, furniture design

Two exhibits currently at Lawrence Tech’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology in Midtown may be of interest to Curbed readers. On the first floor, Intersections: The City Through Cartography—running through March 30—explores Detroit through cartography, and encourages the visitor to make their own maps. On the second floor, Datum: Detroit—running through April 25—looks at the current state of furniture design in Detroit.

Intersections: The City Through Cartography is a collaboration from Detroitography’s Alex Hill, Detroit Atlas Collaboration, and Lyz Luidens. Upcoming workshops run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on their respective evenings, and include:

  • Thursday February 15: Time Traveling in Ink with Lyz Luidens
  • Tuesday February 20: How to Read Maps with Alex Hill
  • Tuesday March 6: QGIS101 with Alex Hill
  • Thursday March 15: Timeline Mapping with Lyz Luidens
Work by Colin Tury on view at NEXT:SPACE
Photograph by Heather Saunders

Datum: Detroit will have an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. this Thursday, February 15. This exhibit looks at Detroit as a center for design, while acknowledging Michigan’s rich history of furniture design. This exhibit displays eight Detroit-based furniture designers through the photography of Heather Saunders, and highlights the next generation working in the city. This exhibit is produced by NEXT:SPACE.

The DCDT galleries are located at 4219 Woodward Avenue and are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The exhibits are free and open to the public. More info can be found here.