Play in Design at Beacon Park: Featuring Los Trompos

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Beacon Park

1901 Grand River Avenue

Detroit, MI 48226

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Take advantage of a great Detroit Design Network benefit and please join DTE Energy and Design Core Detroit for a private event with visiting and local architects and designers.

Play in Design at Beacon Park: Featuring Los Trompos is an interactive conversation with architects and designers from Mexico, NYC, and Detroit about the influence of play on architecture and design. Along with a great conversation, you'll experience the internationally travelling art installation Los Trompos by Esrawe and Cadena. Eight “spinning-top” sculptures from Mexico City will call Beacon Park its home for over a month, cultivating an environment where people, from a variety of backgrounds, can connect, relax, and play. Not only will it offer the opportunity for Detroiters to interact, engage and enjoy Beacon Park in a new way, it also reflects our mission to appreciate – and celebrate – all cultures.

The exclusive and impactful conversation features Nikole Bouchard, Benedikt Fahlbush, Manu Garza, Tadd Heidgerken, and Claire Mitchell. Simple but evocative prompts will be available at the registration desk and at tables throughout the event. Examples include:

  • Is play part of your practice – no matter what your practice might be?
  • How did you arrive at the place where you now live?
  • Who encouraged you to play? Can you tell me more about that person?
  • How would you describe your neighborhood in 5 words or less?

Whoever answers the most prompts at the end – wins a Lumen Gift Certificate – so it becomes again like play!

Light refreshments provided by Lumen Detroit. This event is invite only - please RSVP to secure your seat.


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Beacon Park

1901 Grand River Avenue

Detroit, MI 48226

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