Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit is a non-profit based in Detroit, Michigan .
The mobile collaborative programming has been our platform for programming for five years.
In January 2020 one of our sponsors has invited MM-O-DD to be housed within their space. We thank Collected Detroit.
ACCESS | ENGAGEMENT | IMPACT | OUTCOME
We aim to fill a need for Detroit to have a world-class Design Museum by providing educational enrichment which may turn into work-force interest for multiple generations.
We are inclusive, collaborative and outreach to diverse communities.
Our goal is to provide historical, current and futuristic insight. Our abilities are as guides in Design thinking and environmental awareness.
We align our programming with people versed in innovative solutions in the Design Industry.
Most of our programming is free to the public. We engage the public and encourage everyone to participate with their community as a socially responsive opportunity
The outcome for all efforts are to discover and explore the valuable talents from the past, currently and who is working on our future in the Design Industry.
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Design Professionals and Community Strategists
This diverse group of local-to-global individuals collaborate to provide multi-generational community impact, educational enrichment and an Ah-Ha Spark. This ignited awareness engages the audience about historical references, current innovation and future insight into the Design Industry.
With great honor and appreciation the collaborative group listed are distinguished professionals, passionate change-agent individuals and founding members who represent inclusive local-to-global communities in the Design Industry and related fields of study.
EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder/President: Leslie Ann Pilling, CEO Presence II inc. / Presence II Productions dba , VP: Michael Willoughby, CEO MWA and Associates Architecture
Secretary: Christianne Sims-Malone, Treasurer: Dwight Phillips (Attorney)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rich Altherr: CEO Nature Comes Standard LLC, Charles (Chuck) Duquet: CEO of Collected Detroit Gallery, Liz Larin: CEO of American City Media and Director of Sound Design, Steven McBride: Executive Director of Pewabic Pottery
Leslie Ann Pilling: CEO/Principle Designer of Presence II Inc., Morgan Breon Peterson: CEO Heal.Be.Live., Aaron L. Rosenhaus: Owner/COO of Uniland Corporation
Ron Stefanski: Community Leadership, Nurten Ural: Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey, Luke Westbrook: M.J. Foley Industrial Sewing machines
Marsha Battle Philpot (Marsha Music)
ENERGY: Stephanie Prechter: CEO Stephanie Prechter LLC, Artist/ Brain Health Arts, Rich Wright: CEO Wrigheous Design
COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE
DESIGN | FINANCIAL | INTERNATIONAL | SOCIAL | STRATEGIC
Carmen Benevides, Ramon Corpuz, Kelsey Eby, Lynette Halalay, Lynley Honkanen, Melissa Johnson, Marla Kaftan, Omar Mourad, Shannon Lazovski, Wil Marquez,
Marian Reich, Mandisa Smith, Evan Sparrow, Kay Stefanski, Mariery Young (Panama City,Panama)
MM-O-DD Fellowship program launches in 2021. The positions will be comprised of the following opportunities in research and development.
BrainworXX | Museum Studies
INTERNS | VOLUNTEERS
Local-to-global people have been inspired by the message we provide and have joined together in the name of Design. Some volunteer as group, some as individuals.
Our partner Global Ties > Detroit provides international business and diplomacy by inviting many people from countries to participate in programs and events.
Interested in becoming involved? contact us at
Together we must honor the historical process which a plethora of people gave a life-time of dedication to the industry.
We must look at current design individuals and companies who are aware of the change in Design thinking can impact the planet.
Together let us honor those who have come before us and have impacted the industry whether passionate or professional involved in Design, Art or related fields of study.
Alex AlexanderWe honor Mr. Alexander an devoted Detroiter. He volunteered for the MM-O-DD professional photographer Council from 2019-2020.
Gabriel GonzalezWe honor the life-long passion that Gabe had for the security of his fellow citizens. He survived in the Military for many years. He was our Director of Security for 4 years.
Eric MossWe honor Eric who was one of the first people who assisted in the development of the the original vision of MM-O-DD. His talents will be remembered and his loyalty to Detroit celebrated.
Paul J. SmithPaul J. Smith (September 8, 1931 – April 26, 2020) was an arts administrator, curator, and artist based in New York. Smith gives MM-O-DD the first piece in our permanent collection.
Robert S. and Margaret JonesTHANK YOU
Robert C. and Archille Jones for honoring the legacy of Robert S. and Margaret Jones
They were both educators.
He was a Wayne State University engineering professor and she was a 7th grade Science teacher in the Detroit Public School system for 20+ years.
Thank you to the family for their support for the 2016/2017 Biomimicry Design Dare Challenge programming.
The list of Designers below have participated in MM-O-DD. The design industry and related fields has historically been a behind the scenes and under the radar platform. We highlight the people who have displayed talent and who are current in the industry and interested in sparking the of our future generations.
Adnan Charara (Accessory /Fashion Artist/Designer), Aki Choklat (Accessory Designer), Amineh Ahmad (Accessory Designer), Armageddon Beachparty Fashion/Accessory/Product Artsist/Designers), Boswell Hardwick ( Millenary: Accessory Designer) Celeste Smith (Millenary), Christian O'Grady(Graphic Designer/Photographer), Cynthia LaMaide Designs (Fashion Designer), Dena Salmaci (Salgiano) (Fashion Designer), Donovan Dewberry (Fashion Designer), Elizabeth Youngblood (Accessory Designer), Eric Beamon (Jewelry Designer), Evan Sparrow (Fashion Designer), Ewa Markiewicz (Fashion Designer), Feyrouz (International Fashion Designer- Luxembourg), Heron Robinson ( Fashion/Accessory Designer), Janna Coumoundouros ( Fashion/Accessory Designer), Josie Teachout (Fashion/Accessory Designer), Kelly Grant (Artist), Kristine Ferguson (Fashion/Product Designer), Kalom McClure: Kam Dynasty (Jewelry Designer), Kill The Hate (Fashion/Accessory Designer, Lynette Haylalah (Fashion/Accessory Designer), Mandisa Smith (Fashion/Accessory/Product Artist/Designer), Marianna Sanchez (Fashion Accessories Designer), Mark Samel (Artsist/Designer), Mary Storey (Accessory Designer), Matt Lambert (JewelryDesigner) Matt Richond (Fashion Designer), Megan Otenbaker (Fashion Designer), Meredith Lorde'-Cole (Accessory Artist/Designer), Meridith Honkanen (Jewelry Designer), Olga Babushkina (Accessory Designer), Peter Kyke (Lighting Designer), Rachel Willnus (Millenary Accessory Designer),Rich Wright (Jewelry/Graphics/Fashion Artist/Designer), Ro Colston (Animate artist), Smithmade (Furniture Designers), Tina Tomicic ( Handbag Designer), Tom Carbone (Shoe and accessory Designer), Tori Abrahams ( Accessory Designer),Tracy Reese (Fashion Designer)
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