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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
Rebecca Johnson, Executive Director
By Elizabeth Paul on May 1, 2020
Help us continue our programming this fall and keep our doors open and accessible to everyone. Dear Friends, Over the past month, all of us have been adapting to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives, our work, and our homes. We have talked with hundreds of you and will continue to hear your stories and share ours because although it's perhaps cliché at this is true. We will only get through this together. We certainly miss seeing all of your faces at the Center for Architecture and Design - over the past 12 years, 1218 Arch... more
By Rodni Hicks on Mar 10, 2020
It’s been a few months since we wrapped the 2019 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, and we are already well underway planning for this upcoming October festival. As all of our event partners and designers start brainstorming what their programming will be for this year, I felt it was important to share some important statistics about last year’s festival. In particular, how having Cherry Street Pier as our second festival hub, has created new opportunities for our festival and our local designers. Festival attendance was a record 43,000 people. 30,000 of those people walked through Cherry Street Pier over the course of the... more