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By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Jun 16, 2020
2020 has been quite a year thus far. It has shown the worst of us and the best of us. Thank you to all of you who have supported and continue to support your neighbors during this trying, yet illuminating, time in our history. We have a lot to learn and we have a lot of work to do. We are holding ourselves accountable to our organization’s recent statement and we are committed to doing better at dismantling and calling out systemic racism when we see it. If you have ideas – please reach out, we’d love to hear them... more
By Anonymous on Jun 5, 2020
On behalf of the Board of Directors of both AIA Philadelphia and the Center for Architecture and Design, we jointly issue the following statement: WE ARE OUTRAGED! We are outraged by the blatant murder of George Floyd and so many others before him. We are outraged that countless filmed murders of black people by the police over the past several years was not enough to move our country to action and commitment to lasting change and healing. Mostly, we are outraged for the black people in our communities- our neighbors, our colleagues, and our friends – that are once again... more
DesignPhilly Save the Date
By Elizabeth Paul on May 7, 2020
Thank you to all who joined our call last week to hear about our “Plan B” for DesignPhiladelphia 2020. In case you missed the call, here are the highlights: What We Are Planning: The Festival is still happening, October 7-18, 2020. The programming will be all virtual. If we can gather, then we will re-evaluate, but for now. It’s all virtual. Programming Deadline to Submit is June 29, 2020. Collaboration with other organizations and design festivals around the world. Focused Virtual Best in Emerging Design Competition + Exhibition Signature Virtual Programs on select festival evenings with breakout “room” experiences What... more