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Placemaking, James Bond and MOCAD: Detroit news tips for week of December 6, 2012

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Placemaking coming to Detroit

Over the next few weeks, Project for Public Space’s Steve Davies, Elena Madison, and Meg Walker will be conducting a series of “Pop-Up Placemaking” workshops with Detroiters at the Downtown Detroit Partnership’s D:hive. These specially-designed sessions will offer participants a unique opportunity to be intimately involved with the continued transformation of Downtown Detroit. Workshops will take place from 5-6:30pm on December 11,12, & 18. For more information click here or go to D:hive.

James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 coming to Detroit Auto Show

Covisint, is bringing the 1964 James Bond Aston Martin DB5, to the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit January 14-18. The vehicle co-starred with Sean Connery in the movie Goldfinger, appears with Daniel Craig in Skyfall and made James Bond the world’s first connected driver. The Covisint NAIAS exhibit will showcase the future of vehicle connectivity, a major communications feature demanded by consumers in vehicles for 2013 and beyond. A Juniper Research study conducted this year predicted that there will be more than 90 million Internet-connected cars by 2016. For more information contact Jo Bourjaily at 248-766-5765 or click here.

Detroit art house to host Monster Drawing Rally

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is inviting visitors to come see art as it’s born – and bought. MOCAD’s Monster Drawing Rally is set for Friday night (December 7). As part of the fundraising event, dozens of local artists will draw live in the galleries of the museum. For more information click here.

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