Location and Hours

Visit us at 1001 Woodward Avenue

Dates: September 1 - 30, 2022

General public can visit from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00pm, 7 days a week

Please note:

We welcome visitors to tour the space during regular business hours, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily

VIP events are Private and Invite Only

Registration is required for certain events as indicated since seating is limited

1001 Woodward

Schedule of Events

7th September
Aerospace: Dr. Simonetta di Pippo, Astrophysicist and former Head of Human Resources at ESA and Director of UNOOSA (United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs), and Vicki Selva, Executive Director of Michigan Defense Center, will discuss Space Economy; General Vittori (astronaut) and Engineer Giuseppe Santangelo will share experiences with NASA MARS lunar rover, drones and more. An acrobatic drone demonstration will follow the discussion. Limited Seating. Invite only

9th September
VIP night: A wonderful evening to view the LoveITDetroit installation while enjoying some fantastic Italian cuisine and prosecco. Private event. Invite only

12th September
Carlo Ratti – Superstar Architect Carlo Ratti shares key insights of his collaborative experiences for Italy (Expo in Milan in 2015 and in Dubai in 2020, regeneration of Expo2015 in Milan in an Innovation Center and Life Science Park) as well as his work as head of the Senseable City Lab at MIT University in Boston. Urban planning, sustainability, and design at its finest! Limited Seating. Registration Required

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13th September
Communication for Design. Prof. Ruben Abbattista (Co-founder and VP of Circolo del Design, Former Chief Communication Officer for the City of Turin and Chief Communications Officer of TMP Group) will discuss how to promote a city through design, developing a local, national and international network. Limited Seating. Registration Required

14th September
Pininfarina / Automotive– When talking automotive in Detroit - the Motor city par excellence in the USA – it requires the presence of only the top names in the industry. Since LoveITDetroit runs concurrently with NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) in Detroit, we’re privileged to present one of these top industry names. CEO of Pininfarina , Sivio Angori, who will present key insights on automotive & industrial design convergence to create a user experience that merges physical + digital worlds through aesthetics and technology. Limited Seating. Registration Required

21st September
Education - MUNER – The Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna has the most famous automotive Companies in the world place their expertise and key innovative technologies at the service of students who want to become the new professionals in the automotive field. These students will design the future of road and racing vehicles, more sustainable propulsion systems and the subsystems for intelligent functions and production facilities in the pursuit of Industry 4.0. Join us for a presentation, an AR/VR demonstration, and networking opportunities with representatives of hte industry. Limited Seating. Registration Required

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24th September
Shop & See - Where you can shop the fabulous Detroit designers (with a live component) that will be showcased and celebrated, as well as sculptures from reclaimed materials by the artist Paolo Nicolai. Open to all, no registration required

26th September
Furniture and Sustainability – Architect Luisa Bocchietto, Former President of the Industrial Design Association (ADI) and of the World Design Organization (WDO) will talk about furniture, sustainability, Italian design and how design has expanded from product design to the design of processes and services that involve communities as well as companies. Architect Bocchietto will also discuss how to submit an application to WDO to become a WDO Capital of Design in 2026 (as Turin has been in the past). This synergistic effort will bring Italy even closer to Detroit, carrying out further joint projects on the theme of Design. Registration Required


Virtual location

Metaverse is being integrated into LoveITDetroit exhibition to open the experience door to a global audience of attendees and patrons, in Italy, in Detroit and from any global point.

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