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July 15, 2014
The Curated Home is an installation of furniture, art, and decoration curated by Val Nehez of Ennis Nehez and Michael Garden of CITYSPACE at 503 Fairmount. Click here to learn more. Visit Curated Home for an open house this weekend, July 19-20, from 12-2PM.
July 15, 2014
The 17th annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, dubbed Brave New Voices, is coming to Philadelphia this week. Read more about BNV on the web here. The week of events, celebrating and challenging creative approaches to literary arts education and literacy development in young people, culminates this weekend with Hoodstock, presented in partnership with Philadelphia Urban Creators. This event will feature discussions and learning opportunities on gardening, permaculture, food justice, free breakfast, storytelling, live performances and community activism. Featured programming includes urban gardening, the MC Olympic Finals, and food grown by Philadelphia Urban Creators. Featured Presenters include host Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Astronauts Really Fly, among others.
July 11, 2014
Join the Association for Public Art, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and Mayor Michael Nutter at The Oval for the public celebration and official kick-off of Magic Carpet. The event is free for all ages, and the evening will include food trucks, performances, face painting, crafts, and more.
July 11, 2014
Join artist Ben Volta and members of the Restorative Justice Guild program for the dedication of Amplify, a mural that mimics sounds projecting from a gramophone and amplifying as it moves across the wall. Guild members explored and extensively photographed the Union Transfer building and collectively developed a unique design reflecting on properties of music, sounds and the amplification of voice. Enjoy live music, tasty summer treats, and more at this special event.
July 10, 2014
DesignPhiladelphia's 10th anniversary festival launches on the evening of October 8th with an experiential benefit and cocktail party not-to-be-missed! This year's kick off is hosted by Emmy Award-winning digital agency Bluecadet in their new 8,400 square-foot design headquarters in Fishtown - a neighborhood that has quickly become a Philadelphia design destination. PopUp Place guests will explore how inspired design intersects cutting-edge technology and enjoy delicious food and drink while mingling with designers and creatives, movers, and shakers.
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.