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May 6, 2013
The 2013 DesignPhiladelphia Festival is slated for October 10th through the 18th. Mark your calendars and make sure you join our mailing list to receive the most up-to-date Festival announcements and schedules.
April 19, 2013
ArtsTech Philly Presents The Art of Fashion Meets Technology ArtsTech Philly teams up with FashionTechPHL and several local innovators in the field of fashion and tech to curate a panel on the intersection of fashion and technology to present The Art of Fashion Meets Technology. The meetup takes place as part of Philly Tech Week. There is a growing relationship between technology, fashion, science, and design interests in Philadelphia and this panel will be an open discussion exploring those local relationships and projects.
April 18, 2013
ArtsTech Philly and YAF Present Architect Eric Cory Freed: Attack of the Dodo Sapiens ArtsTech Philly, in collaboration with Young Architects Forum, presents "Attack of the Dodo Sapiens: Innovative New Models for Sustainable Development", a talk by Eric Cory Freed about biomimicry and its applications to sustainable architecture. "Our way of life is killing us."
April 17, 2013
Leah Murphy and Andrew Goldblatt discussed how two former railway lines, a stretch of fifty city blocks in Philadelphia, can be transformed into a future green space. Representing Friends of the Rail Park (formerly known as VIADUCTgreene), Murphy and Goldblatt unveiled their plans for the first time to the public and discussed the internal and external constraints surrounding the project. The lecture ended with an outstanding Q&A session and comments from the crowd.
April 11, 2013
Join Arcadia University Art Gallery Director, Richard Torchia, for a free lecture: On the making of Tacita Dean's new 35mm film JG Torchia's lecture will explore the process of bringing Dean's 35mm, Cinemascope film to Arcadia University. A friend of the artist since 1996, Torchia assisted in the production of several of her films.
April 9, 2013
Join Leah Murphy & Aaron Goldblatt, urban designer and exhibition designer, for the third and final installment of our Spring 2013 Lecture Series. On the evening of April 16th, they will examine how two former railway lines, a stretch of fifty city blocks, can become a future garden, a civic project that can enhance the quality of life, cultural landscape and the economic vitality of Philadelphia.
April 1, 2013
Philly Tech Week, a week-long celebration of technology and innovation, is intended to grow the impact of this innovative region through programming focused on technology, collaboration and improving Philadelphia.
February 28, 2013
Medard Gabel, author and co-founder of The World Game Institute with Buckminster Fuller, discusses an interactive program that transforms audiences into problem solvers. The challenge: You are in charge of a very large spacecraft and something very serious has gone wrong. What are you going to do?
February 19, 2013
Don't miss the opening of "Creating with Constraints" the lecture series that kicks off tonight with Diana Lind, executive director and editor-in-chief of Next City. Lind looks at cities that developed unusual responses to their financial, spatial, or social constraints and became paragons of design, culture, and creativity.
February 6, 2013
On Feb. 19, the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts and DesignPhiladelphia will kick off their 2013 spring lecture series “Creating with Constraints” with speaker Diana Lind, executive director and editor-in-chief of Next City. The series will also include presentations by noted author and consultant Medard Gabel (March 5), and designer Aaron Goldblatt with urban designer and planner Leah Murphy (April 16).