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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 Elizabeth Paul on Aug 31, 2015
The 11th Annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival events are up! This year’s SHIFT theme is inspired by the rapid changes in Philadelphia’s skyline and urban landscape and how these changes have the power to shift perceptions around the city. From October 8th through the 16th universities, cultural institutions, city agencies, retailers, manufacturers and startups across the region participate in close to 100 events on topics spanning all design disciplines. All DesignPhiladelphia events are open to the public and a majority are free of charge. New for the Festival this year is the introduction of track-based programming. We've streamlined the programming into six... more
By Nova Harris on Jul 7, 2015
We've announced the teams for DesignPhiladelphia's Pearl Street Passage and now's your chance to get to know them a little better! In the next several weeks we'll be profiling each team. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to teams 5 and 6! Team 5: SELFless Gensler, Postgreen, Serena Saunders & Richard Vilabrera Gensler is widely recognized as the world’s leading collaborative design firm, not just the largest. The ability to work together as an integrated team is part of their DNA, and they’ve embraced it at every level, from Co-CEOs to studios and project teams. The focus of Gensler... more