2014 Programs

Culture Lab Detroit, founded by Jane Schulak in partnership with the Detroit Creative Corridor Center and in collaboration with the College for Creative Studies, is a catalyst for conversations and collaborations, and a platform for engaging world-class design and entrepreneurial talent in a series of thoughtful discussions to stimulate new relationships and deeper connections between Detroit and the international community of designers and innovators, with the goal of increasing awareness and the imprint of Detroit's creative community internationally.

Overview & Highlights from Culture Lab Detroit 2014

David Adjaye Reception

hosted by KNOLL

April 24, 2014
Knight Gallery
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
College for Creative Studies

photo courtesy of Knoll

Art Interventions


April 24, 2014
GM Auditorium
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
College for Creative Studies

An inspiring conversation to celebrate culture, creativity and possibility for Detroit.

Culture Lab Detroit 2014 Participants Video: David Adjaye, Estudio Campana, Theaster Gates

David Adjaye

Estudio Campana

Theaster Gates

Moderator: David Stark

Estudio Campana


April 25 - May 31, 2014

Simone Desousa Gallery

Works by Brazilian conceptual designers Humberto and Fernando Campana (Estudio Campana) were shown in Detroit for the first time in a collaboration between Friedman Benda in New York, and Simone DeSousa Gallery in Detroit.

My Brightest Diamond & Migguel Anggelo

Concert in Cahoots

April 26, 2014
1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

A musical mash-up brought to you by Culture Lab Detroit and UMS featuring My Brightest Diamond and Migguel Anggelo.

Photo by Ara Howrani

2013 Program: Culture Lab Detroit

An evening of Conversation and Collaboration

April 18, 2013
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
College for Creative Studies

What is Culture Lab Detroit? An evening of conversation and collaboration between Detroit's artists, designers, engineers, technologists and thinkers. Take a brief look at Culture Lab Detroit's inaugural 2013 event, featuring David Stark (President and Creative Director of David Stark Design and Production), Alison Gass (Director of the Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University), Toni Griffin (Founder of Urban Planning and Design for the American City; Project Director of Detroit Works Long-Term Planning), and Daniel Caudill (Creative Director, Shinola).

Culture Lab Detroit Inaugural Event 2013