DP, as the cognoscenti call it, is an annual reminder that design is omnipresent and that good design in all its disciplines – from architecture and urban planning to industrial design and fashion, multimedia to graphic, product to interior design – profoundly affects our collective quality of life. And that it means economic growth for Philadelphia.
This year's festival runs Oct.10-18 and features nearly 120 events: lectures, talks, workshops, tours, openings, book signings, movie viewings, parties, and exhibitions.
In its 9th year, DP and its visionary founder, Hilary Jay, are now based at the city's Center for Architecture, which Jay also heads. But DP's underlying goal remains the same: to brand Philadelphia as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology and business.