Community Outreach & Engagement

The Toyota Lecture Series in Design

The Toyota Lecture Series was established through a generous $1 million endowment gift to the College for Creative Studies from Toyota Motor Company. The endowment is used to bring prominent designers and scholars in all fields of design to speak at CCS.

Previous Toyota Lecturers include Hideichi Misonom, Shiro Nakamura, Alexander Gelman, April Greiman, Wahei Hirai, Kevin Hunter, Syd Mead, Daniel Pink, Karim Rashid, Chris Lefteri, Matthew Crawford, Stephen Burks, Stefan Sielaff, Kyle Cooper, Ezio Manzini and Min Wang.

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Canceled Lectures

Out of respect for current concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak and Governor Whitmer’s request to limit gatherings of 100 people or more, CCS is cancelling a variety of events.

Dapper Dan, legendary Harlem couturier
Tuesday, April 7

Claude Zellweger, Director of Design, Google
Wednesday, April 15