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Meet the artist behind America's only museum dedicated to African beads
Olayami Dabls says he wanted to enable residents to better understand the immense power of their African heritage.
Detroit studio Thing Thing disrupts traditional methods of production
Thing Thing consider their work to fall somewhere between architecture and a party.
Now and Then: Tracing the city of Detroit’s decay
This photo collection depicts two contrasting points in the lifespan of a city.
Wheelchair-friendly baby stroller for differently-abled parents
A high school student has created a baby carrier wheelchair for a differently-abled parent to stroll with their newborn
Why waste shouldn't go to waste
The EMPWR coat rolls out into a sleeping bag to keep homeless people warm
Water resistant, the jacket can also be converted into and worn as an over-the-shoulder bag.
Mimicking the womb
An artificial placenta could revolutionise care for premature babies.
Revitalising Detroit by giving homes to writers
Write A House is a non-profit that provides vocational training to Detroit locals while trying to stabilise a city in decline.
Flower House: Bringing the dead to life
Abandoned for 15 years, this Detroit home became an internationally acclaimed art project called Flower House.
Pneumatic display designed to modernise braille
This full-page, pneumatic, braille-like display could change the way the blind use technology.
Transparent solar panels: Any surface could be a power source
Researchers are developing a completely transparent solar panel and it’s set to be a game-changer.
Meet Steve Frykholm, the poster boy of graphic design
From designing posters for an annual picnic to hanging in the MoMAs permanent collection, this short documentary looks at the notable career of Steve Frykholm.
Looking at American cities in the “Rust Belt”
New photographic book “Landmark” by J. W. Fisher and J. T. Leonard looks at the theatre of the everyday in the post-industrial cities of America.
Teshia Treuhaft on how a dancer helped her be a better designer
This graduate of Rhode Island School of Design designed a series of inventive chairs that respond to the movement of the human body.
Teshia Treuhaft on how a dancer helped her be a better designer (trailer)
Observing a dancer's movements helped this Rhode Island School of Design graduate rethink the basic structure of a chair.
Teshia Treuhaft is an artist/designer with expertise in furniture and object design as well as communications design.
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