Detroit Impact

Detroit Impact enlists student teams in strategic consulting engagements to address specific challenges and opportunities facing Detroit businesses and organizations. Over four months, interdisciplinary teams hold brainstorming sessions, conduct in-depth research, and apply design thinking principles to provide clients with innovative ideas and solutions that they can implement in the Detroit community.

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Art is one of the nation’s premiere art museums. Its collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century.

The team analyzed the connections between city revitalization and the cultural sector, current revitalization efforts in Detroit, and the strengths and capabilities of the DIA to participate in such efforts. The Detroit Impact team will recommend strategies for the museum to support urban revitalization and economic development efforts in Detroit. The mission of the DIA is to create experiences that help each visitor find personal meaning in art.