Wedge is working with our good friends over at the Untitled Bottega on a big project that we’ll be premiering soon. Think arts, performance, community. Needless to say we need to clear up the area in anticipation. There’s a lot of cleanup to accomplish, so we’ll need all of you to make it happen. Read More
Posts Tagged ‘Detroit’
Where did all of the hardware stores go?
There’s a lot of exciting news in the world of business and retail here in Detroit this summer. We have two new grocery stores in midtown. We’ve got a slice of the new American manufacturing right over on Canfield. And even three exciting popup programs (notably, two of which are outside of the 7.2 sq mile downtown zone). It’s definitely a summer of progress.
Teaching the Design Process
This past Friday, Wedge headed over to the Madison-Carver Academy to teach a session on Design Thinking to the some of the students. Earlier this year, the class had already gone through a design thinking exercise, working through possibilities for a vacant lot near the school, but expressed some interest in doing some work with Read More
Campus Cleanup Roundup
Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who came out and helped clean up the Untitled Campus. With your help, we made a huge dent in cleaning up the buildings; it couldn’t have been done without you.
Big Ideas: You’re not an expert.
During college I was a big believer in the place of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. I took a number of classes on the subject, where we spent our time working with groups like the Bryant Community Center to design solutions to problems like drainage, transportation, and after-school activities. I watched TED talks, read case studies, and generally soaked up as much of the culture as possible. I was the best example of a young, college-educated white male with a savior complex. I was arrogant and probably annoyed a lot of people in the process. But, it took a summer internship in India to really set my mind straight on my place as a designer who wanted to do social good.
Detroit Future City Read: Part 2
This is part of an ongoing series examining the Detroit Strategic Framework Plan. View the other entries in this series here. On this entry we’re going to dive into the 12 imperative actions set out by the framework plan. If improving Detroit is the “why” of the document, these actions represent a very abstract version Read More
Detroit Future City Read: Part 1
The Detroit Strategic Framework Plan. You might also know it as Detroit Future City: a massive, 368-page outline for improvements, revitalization, and development here in Detroit. While it’s parent organization, the Detroit Works Project, has received some negative press due to some mistaken words and late schedules, the framework plan is exactly what it needs to be. It’s the Read More
Wedge is a Verb
You may have not heard from us in a bit, but rest assured, Wedge is moving. Like most fledgeling organizations, we’re going through a lot of self-investigations and growth spurts. Here are a few recent highlights: (Photo Credit Curbed Detroit) Detroit Creative Corridor Center This January, Wedge joined the DC3’s Creative Venture program as their Read More
The Gem Theatre in Detroit is just as it sounds – a little Gem. It’s quaint, intimate, and authentically wise. A venue where you can imagine long ball gowns amongst sports jackets and cigars. Where a show either led into great conversation, or an evening of dancing. Absolutely perfect for a TEDx event. Wedge was Read More