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July 9, 2014
As part of Asian Arts Initiative’s residency with Rick Lowe and the Pearl Street Project, AAI is hosting a series of community-sourced weekly mini-events along Pearl Street throughout the summer. The series is designed to activate the alley with creative ideas from the Chinatown North and Callowhill communities, and is meant to encourage neighbors and visitors to get together to share and exchange talents and interests.
July 8, 2014
The City of Philadelphia Commerce Department and the Community Design Collaborative seek nominations to identify the most distinctive, recently improved storefronts in Philadelphia. Nominations should be submitted online using this form. Entries will be evaluated by a jury consisting of economic development and design professionals, and the winning projects will be recognized at a ceremony on October 14. The event will highlight businesses that have demonstrated care and uniqueness in how they represent themselves to their customers and the public through their storefronts.
July 8, 2014
Mayor Michael Nutter unveiled the Community Design Collaborative’s conceptual plans for Frankford Pause, Destination Frankford’s pop up park to be built on the vacant lot next to the Margaret-Orthodox Station, at the corner of Frankford Avenue and Paul Street.
July 1, 2014
The 2014 PHS Pop Up Garden, located on a lot owned by Philadelphia music legend Kenny Gamble, will be a gathering place through the summer and early fall. The Pop Up Garden, designed by Groundswell Design Group and the landscape architects of the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, will feature tropical cocktails, a great selection of beers, a rotating array of food trucks, and flavorful dishes served by the Jamaican Jerk Hut. Guests will enjoy an allée of zelkova trees transplanted from the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, palm trees, hammocks, glittering lights, live acoustic performances, and special programming.
July 1, 2014
For the past ten years, DesignPhiladelphia has produced a picture of the talent, diversity, and opportunities available in this great city. But, those opportunites are available all year long, just check out this schedule of July workshops handpicked by our DP team from some of the busiest coworking spaces in Philadelphia.
July 1, 2014
After fourteen years with the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects and its affiliated Center for Architecture, John Claypool has retired and left his position as executive director.
June 27, 2014

Philadelphia, PA, June 27, 2014 -The Pearl Street and DesignPhiladelphia PopUp Place creative space project, lead by the Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) in conjunction with the Philadelphia Center for Architecture (CFA), was named a recipient of one of 55 grants distributed by ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) to fund creative placemaking projects across the United States. Since 2012, ArtPlace has distributed grants for a total of 189 creative space projects with $56.8 million in funding.

June 27, 2014
This weekend the Delaware River Waterfront brings you the grand opening of Spruce Street Harbor Park, the new pop-up park at Spruce Street and Columbus Boulevard. From Friday, June 27 through Sunday, August 31, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation — the creators of this past winter’s Waterfront Winterfest at the Blue Cross RiverRink — turns the Penn’s Landing Marina at Columbus Boulevard and Spruce Street into a pop-up summertime village.
June 24, 2014
Patrick Kelly's creations are bold, bright, and joyful: "I want my clothes to make you smile" was the goal of the 1980s artist. Kelly's achieved this goal through the streets, nightclubs, and runways of New York and Paris in the more subversive urban landscape of the 1980s.
June 24, 2014
You push boundaries to make the impossible practical. Now Metropolis Magazine is asking you to focus your visionary thinking on a familiar and time-tested material: CORIAN solid surface.