Detroit Culture Lab Will Focus on 'Regenerative Design in Urban Areas'

Chicago artist Theaster Gates will participate in the lab.

Jane Schulak founded the Detroit Culture Lab last year to connect Detroit artists, designers and entrepreneurs with their global counterparts, Mark Stryker writes in the Detroit Free Press. 

The event this week will include "local business leaders, foundations, politicians and prominent members of the cultural community who can help move the needle in Detroit," writes Stryker. 

The 2014 edition unfolds Thursday through Saturday in a series of public discussions, exhibitions and a concert, as well as private salon dinners and opportunities for local artists and designers to show their work to the invited designers.

This year's theme is "regenerative design in urban areas." Participants include British architect and designer David Adjaye, Brazilian furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, Chicago artist Theaster Gates and New York designer David Stark. 

Here is a schedule of events.

Stryker has a Q&A with Schulak in the Freep. 

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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