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October 9, 2014
DesignPhiladelphia Festival celebrates 10 years with more than 120 events and over 450 emerging and established designers and creative thinkers at venues across the city, October 9-17. "A Decade of Design" features non-stop programming seeking to unite the region's dynamic creative community by bringing together individuals and organizations from across the design spectrum, placing a spotlight on Philadelphia's rich design history and creative industries at work.
October 8, 2014

See the beautiful products students built at Temple’s new design incubator

Article by Juliana Reyes, read the full article here

October 7, 2014
The DesignPhiladelphia Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary October 9th through 17th, and it has packed over 120 events, exhibits, demonstrations, and panels into just nine days. We’ve scoured through the schedule to find the best picks from every day of the festival.
October 7, 2014
There’s a party or celebration for seemingly everything nowadays: LEGO lovers, techies, thespians, artists, fashionistas. The list goes on and on. And that’s one of the best things about this city!
October 6, 2014
DesignPhiladelphia turns 10 this year and that warranted something special. In celebration of a decade of design, 20 inspiring Philadelphia based artists were asked to redesign a unadorned IKEA mirror in a way that reflects their unique style.
October 6, 2014
Celebrate A Decade of Design with the DesignPhiladelphia Festival this October. The annual event commemorates technology and architecture in Philadelphia and exhibits the work of more than 400 local designers, architects, and creative businesses. Previously housed at the University of the Arts, this year the festival will operate from the Philadelphia Center for Architecture; DesignPhiladelphia Founder and Executive Director Hilary Jay was recently named director of the Center for Architecture, as well.
October 3, 2014
Check out these 3 tech-centric DesignPhiladelphia events
October 2, 2014
Designer Alex Gilliam is uncannily perceptive about kids, and he works hard to cultivate their potential and innate creativity. Gilliam is director of Public Workshop, which he describes as a "cheerleader of possibility" and whose aim is to grow talented community-design leaders.
September 15, 2014

DesignPhiladelphia, one of the city's most beloved annual institutions, returns October 9-17 with a slate of immersive, invigorating events. Engineered to showcase the role of design in everyday life, the festival will highlight the work of 450 of the Philadelphia's most inventive thinkers and organizations in more than 120 events -- the majority of which are free.