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2016 Festival

Rendering of Schuylkill Yard. Image Courtesy of Drexel University

September 21, 2016

Architecture is always a key component in DesignPhiladelphia programming and this year there are a bevy of fascinating events that will provoke new avenues of thought and inspire excellence in architects, students, and enthusiasts alike.

Student's create terrariums exploring sensory aspects of HOME.

September 20, 2016

Five Senses of Home
October 6-16 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM
UArts & String Theory High School           
333 S Broad St. (Gallery 224) & 1600 Vine St.

Photo c/o MIO

September 19, 2016


MIO & Bose Professional Present
MiXer: A design installation celebrating the power of sound.

Photo c/o InLiquid Art + Design

September 16, 2016

Constructing Organics
October 6-16 | 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Park Towne Place South Tower, 2200 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
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Photo courtesy of University of Pennsylvania

September 12, 2016

THURSDAY 10/6 | 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Pennovation Works 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue

Photo c/o PlayWorld

September 12, 2016

Most people are drawn to strong geometric shapes and color. That’s one of the reasons Playworld, a leading commercial playground equipment manufacturer committed to saving unstructured outdoor play, recently launched PlayCubes.

September 6, 2016

While you will experience amazing creative variety as you explore DesignPhiladelphia, every creative expression has one thing in common: It started with design thinking.