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By Nova Harris on May 20, 2015
The Philadelphia Center for Architecture is now accepting event proposals for the 11th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival, taking place from October 8-16 . Working with over 150 partners each year, the DesignPhiladelphia Festival offers a wide range of open-sourced, independently organized, public programming to demonstrate Philadelphia’s re-emergence as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology, and collaborative business practices. Events can include exhibitions, talks, workshops, demonstrations, tours, open studios, and street happenings – and span across all design disciplines. Festival Theme This year’s theme is SHIFT. We challenge you to create events that SHIFT commonly-held perspectives on how design influences... more

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By Sharon Leshner on Oct 6, 2015
SHIFTING ATTITUDES IN HEALTH + WELLNESS: DESIGNED BY YOU, FOR YOU! TUESDAY 10/13 | 5:30-8PM NextFab | 2025 Washington Avenue PART OF THE 2015 DESIGNPHILADELPHIA FESTIVAL Design Your Own Schedule at DESIGNPHILADELPHIA.ORG Click HERE to add this event to your 2015 Festival Schedule The Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation, MEDStudio@JEFF at Thomas Jefferson University and Likuma Laboratories LLC are partnering to offer an afternoon of design thinking to produce innovative shifts in how we approach existing, or currently unchallenged problems, in health care. The session will begin with a 45 minute panel discussion about the future of... more
By Sharon Leshner on Oct 2, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karen Chernick 215-917-9077 icaaphila@gmail.com DESIGN ADVENTURES IN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHAEOLOGY With Barbara Eberlein, ASID Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Lecture, House Tour, Refreshments 1831 Delancey Place, Philadelphia As architects and designers we are especially adept at seeing deeply within walls left standing from the generations before us. In historic restoration we strive to recreate the spirit of a house, rather than a collection of frozen “period rooms.” Because no matter how grand a house may be, real humans will live and laugh and love within—and besides, no one wants to cook by... more