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VIDEO: Wallace Detroit Guitars

Wallace Detroit Guitars uses reclaimed wood from abandoned houses in Detroit to make electric guitar bodies. The instruments emphasize the heritage of Detroit and build on the city's musical legacy. Video by Milk Products Media.   read on…

VIDEO: Why Detroit's the place to talk about urban innovation

After all the talk of Detroit becoming a hotbed of innovation and inspiration, the first-ever #UIXDET conference set out to show it during a three-day large-scale idea exchange featuring innovators from across the country. See for yourself! Video by Iron Coast Videoread on…

VIDEO: Detroit Design Festival

With more than 30 design happenings, 500 designers, and 25,000 attendees, the Detroit Design Festival celebrates Detroit’s role as a global center of design and creativity. Concentrated in Detroit’s Creative Corridor and various neighborhoods throughout the city, events and installations will showcase Detroit’s cutting-edge design with the rest of the world. ?Video by Detroit Design Festival. read on…

UIX: Portraits of Detroit Innovation

For the last 3 years, UIX has been documenting the growing movement of artists, makers, entrepreneurs and innovators leading creative neighborhood transformation in Detroit. In this look back, photographer Doug Coombe shares some of the people, projects & places he has captured along the way. Want the full experience? Join us at #UIXDET Sept 24-26, 2014 in Detroit. Music: "Baptism" by Passalacqua, off their new album CHURCHread on…

VIDEO: Peter Dalinowski and Tunde Wey, (revolver)

Detroit's scrappy, resilient DIY mentality is perhaps most evident in its burgeoning food scene - one filled with fluorishing urban farms, trendy bars and restaurants, artisan food start-ups, and pop-ups aplenty. (revolver) in Hamtramck is a pop-up that doesn't pop back down. A combination supper club and social experiment, (revolver) features a rotating host of chefs that changes each week, from home cooks looking to launch their own concept to seasoned professionals of national note looking to do something different and have a little bit of fun. Co-owners Peter Dalinowski and Tunde Wey discuss their concept and why so many people are drawn to it. Video by DETROIT LIVESread on…

VIDEO: DLECTRICITY 2014

Interested in Detroit creativity and innovation? September is the time to dive in. Join us for Detroit Design Festival (September 23-28), Urban Innovation Exchange (September 24-26), Dlectricity (September 26-27), and Meeting of the Minds (September 30-October 2). For more info, visit http://UIXDetroit.com/events. Video by DLECTRICITYread on…

VIDEO: Vacant Not Blighted - Revitalizing Detroit

Detroit is facing enormous challenges with an abundance of vacant and abandoned buildings in the city. Demolition is a necessary part of moving the city forward, but Detroit can't just demo its way to revitalization. Here, individuals on the ground in Detroit show that through strategic preservation and rehabilitation of commercial and residential structures, you can change the dynamic one building at a time and demonstrate that just because it's vacant, doesn't mean it's blighted. Video by Michigan Historic Preservation Network.read on…

VIDEO: Dan Carmody, Eastern Market

Dan Carmody, President of Eastern Market Corporation, discusses the importance of Eastern Market to the city and the region and why it's about more than just food. Video by DETROIT LIVESread on…

VIDEO: Downtown Youth Boxing Gym

Athletics. Academics. Community. Family. The Downtown Boxing Gym has helped so many. It could help so many more. Video by 4exit4read on…

VIDEO: Dan Kinkead, Detroit Future City

Dan Kinkead, director of projects of the Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office, discusses the future of Detroit Future City and how his team is taking the next steps from strategic framework study to physical implementation. Video by DETROIT LIVESread on…

VIDEO: Stories from the new economy: ACCESS Growth Center

ACCESS Growth Center assists immigrant entrepreneurs in making Metro Detroit more than a place of residence -- but rather a place they can call home.read on…

VIDEO: Stories from the new economy - NEIdeas, rewarding ideas for business growth

Last month the New Economy Initiative launched NEIdeas, a challenge that will award $500,000 in prizes to existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.read on…

VIDEO: Michael Forsyth, REVOLVE Detroit

Michael Forsyth, Retail Business Development Manager of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) and leader of the DEGC's collaborative neighborhood renewal program REVOLVE Detroit, discusses how Detroit can be a world leader in how communities approach redevelopment. read on…

VIDEO: Stories from the new economy: Detroit Micro-Enterprise Fund

The Detroit Micro-Enterprise Fund helps small businesses in Detroit obtain financing unavailable to them from traditional banks. The third in our series from the New Economy Initiative, this video highlights two entrepreneurs who received loans from the fund.read on…

VIDEO: Shaka Senghor at TEDxMidwest

Writer, teacher and MIT Media Fellow Shaka Senghor recently gave the last talk of Session 10 on "Passion" at TED2014, receiving a standing ovation from the national audience. While we wait for the footage, here's a video from Senghor's earlier talk at TEDxMidwest, which starts with a literal bang: When he was 19, he shot and killed another man. At the time, he was a young drug dealer “with a quick temper and a semi-automatic pistol.” Senghor says that the “23 years since have been a story of apology, acknowledgement and atonement.” read on…
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