Thursday, February 8 at 5:10 PM

Stephen Burks believes in a pluralistic vision of design that is inclusive of all cultural perspectives. His ongoing Man Made project bridges the gap separating authentic developing-world production, industrial manufacturing, and contemporary design. Independently and through association with many nonprofit organizations, he has worked as a product development consultant throughout the globe. Through his New York studio, Stephen Burks Man Made, many of the world’s leading design-driven brands have commissioned Burks to develop collections that engage hand production as a strategy for innovation for manufacturers worldwide. His work has been exhibited internationally, including solo museum exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Arts & Design.

Supported by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, stewards of the UNESCO City of Design designation.