We invite you to explore design in traditional and unexpected ways through over 120 exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, tours, lectures, and events held in a variety of venues across the city. Experience how design impacts your everyday life through wide-ranging topics; including architecture, urban planning, interior, landscape, graphic, multi-media, product, and furniture design.
CONVERSATION WITH DAN CUTRONE
FRI OCTOBER 10 | 6:30PM-7:30PM
WEXLER GALLERY | 201 N 3RD ST
Join mixed media artist Dan Cutrone as he speaks about his interest in exploring the relationship between the natural world and a digitally designed world. Cutrone’s work combines traditional glass making techniques with the aid of computerized design programs and machinery. One foot in the hand-made and one foot in the manufactured world is where Cutrone’s work lies, embracing the overlap between art, craft and design. Register for this event here.
MASTER BUILDERS' AWARD GALA
SAT OCTOBER 11 | 7PM-11PM
THE DOWNTOWN CLUB | 600 CHESTNUT ST
Come join us at The Carpenters’ Company Master Builders’ Award Gala, a wonderful evening experience and major fundraiser for the Company and its Scholarship Fund.
An award presentation will honor Mayor Michael Nutter, followed by festivities, fine dining and music.
The Gala is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and support the local built environment with fellow industry professionals. Register for this event online here.
CAMDEN NIGHT GARDEN: THE HARVEST
SAT OCTOBER 11 | 6PM-9PM
NORTHGATE PARK | ELM + N 6TH ST
The Camden Night Garden is thrilled to host its second event in Camden! The Harvest will bring people together to celebrate the completion of the “world’s largest tablecloth” by transforming Northgate Park into an evening Harvest, complete with locally prepared seasonal foods, and intimate light and projection installations.
The event seeks to cultivate meaningful conversations, build relationships, and encourage people to come together to reimagine how they interact with one another and with underused public spaces. Read more about this event here.
THE PHILADELPHIA MAKER MOVEMENT:
TOWARD FUTURE GROWTH + SUSTAINABILITY
MON OCTOBER 13 | 4PM-7:30 PM
CULTUREWORKS | 1315 WALNUT ST STE 320
Philadelphia was once known as the "Workshop of the World" owing not to its big factories, such as Stetson Hats and Baldwin Locomotive, but rather to its staggering number and diversity of small manufacturers, artisanal shops, and cottage-scale makers. Read more about this event online here.
ISSEY MIYAKE LAUNCH
WED OCTOBER 15 | 10AM - 6PM
JOAN SHEPP | 1811 CHESTNUT ST
Issey Miyake’s architectural silhouettes have stunned the world for generations. His newest label, 132 5. Issey Miyake, is a collaboration of art and design.
132 5. Issey Miyake consists of a variety of three-dimensional shapes conceived with the aid of computer scientists. Shapes are folded and heat-pressed into wearable art that challenges our ideas of geometry in relation to the human form. Click here to register for this event.
CURATOR-LED TOUR OF THE PMA'S
ANNE D'HARNONCOURT SCULPTURE GARDEN
WED OCTOBER 15 | 3PM-4PM
Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Amanda Sroka, for a tour of the Museum’s one-acre Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden. Visit works by Scott Burton, Ellsworth Kelly, Claes Oldenburg, Franz West, and more. The tour will also include Sol LeWitt’s nearby installed,Lines in Four Directions in Flowers, its design conceived by landscape architects, OLIN, in 2012 based on the artist’s 1981 proposal to the Fairmount Park Art Association, and carried out by Groundswell Design Group, LLC. Gracefully integrated into the existing landscape through its terraced architecture, the Sculpture Garden extends the Museum’s vast galleries to the outdoors while strengthening its connections to the city and Fairmount Park. Register here.