news + commentary on design
July 11, 2011
DesignPhiladelphia took to the streets on First Friday to ask YOU how design affects your life. Check out the responses! Big thanks to Mayor Michael Nutter, Gary Steuer and the awesome DP Street Team!
December 1, 2010
Two years ago, during the annual citywide fest DesignPhiladelphia, parking spots on a busy block in Center City were temporarily inhabited by “interventions.” They included a corrugated cardboard seating area for seven, an acid-green and blue napping module, and a waist-high wooden platform affixed with tens of tiny cars on springs that bobbed to and fro with the whoosh of each passing SEPTA bus. The installations were entries for “Spot,” a competition that challenged designers to reclaim the parking spot and to generate thought about public space.