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2016 Festival

October 7, 2016

FitCityPHL 2
Thursday, October 13th | 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Center for Architecture & Design | 1218 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
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October 5, 2016

Intercurrences: Intervening Design Strategies
Thursday October 6th - October 10th: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday October 13th - October 16th: 10:00PM - 6:00PM

photo courtesy of The Handwork Studio

October 4, 2016

This year, DesignPhiladelphia is offering the most programming for youngins’ yet. See below for a full list of programs that engage the next generation of designers in hands on learning and play…

October 2, 2016

By Chris Murray, Director of Industrial Design at Bresslergroup

There’s been an ongoing debate in the design world since legendary user-centered design advocate, Don Norman (best known for penning The Design of Everyday Things), wrote a 2010 essay that began: 

September 30, 2016

New Inside World: Light and Form
Thursday October 6th 6:00PM - 9:00PM (opening reception)
Friday, October 7th: 6:00PM – 9:00PM (First Friday)
Sunday October 9th: 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Thursday October 13th - October 15th: 2:00PM - 6:00PM

September 29, 2016

Mural Arts & J2 Design | A First Look at a Fresh Look
Thursday, October 13th: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
990 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

September 28, 2016

Where Design Comes Into Play Exhibit
Ongoing, Opens Thursday, October 6, 2016
Philadelphia City Hall, 2nd and 4th Floor, Visitors’ Entrance, NE corner

Photo courtesy of Drexel University

September 27, 2016

Design Research Symposium 
Friday October 14th | 12:30PM - 8:00PM
URBN Center | 3501 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
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September 23, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: The Great Innovation Debate!


Caroline Tiger
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September 22, 2016

Reimagining Kensington: Revitalization of Waterloo Playground
Monday, October 10th, 3pm to 5pm
Waterloo Playground, 2501 Waterloo Street, Philadelphia 19133