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October 10, 2018 | 2018 Festival, DesignPhiladelphia
For the third consecutive year, Drexel’s Master of Science in Design Research (DSRE) program is hosting the 2018 Design Research Symposium. The symposium aims to take attendees on a journey through the design process to explore how design research can create changes in health, technology, and the environment. Taking place this Friday, October 12, at Drexel’s URBN Center ANNEX at 3401 Filbert Street, the program will include presentations by IBM, Cityhealth in Brooklyn, Healthify in New York, and Ballinger , discussions, and poster presentations. We recently sat down with D.S Nicholas, Director of The MS Design Research Program at Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design to discuss Design Research and how it impacts the world around us and how we can connect with the community to effect change. Research has always been a component in learning the world around us, from early childhood development and into our professional careers. Why is research important now to design? The world has reached a level of complexity that demands a research and team-driven approach. Most disciplines are acknowledging this through renewed reaching across lines that in the past have created silo-ized practices. What distinguishes the research that the Drexel MS Design...more
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October 9, 2018 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2018 Festival
14th Annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival event to examine the intersections between housing, health, and design Supporting Philadelphia's ascension as a hub for design excellence, AARP Pennsylvania will host a lunch and panel discussion during the 14th Annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival. One of more than 120 events presented by the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, AARP will examine the impact and intersections between housing, design, and health. “We hope to address the intention, process, and the functionality of design that bridges the gap between housing and health,” states Yocasta Lora, AARP Pennsylvania Associate State Director. “We want to promote livable communities and improve quality of life for people of all ages.” One of the first and largest design festivals in the country, DesignPhiladelphia will "illustrate different projects and statistics that provide opportunities and a call to action for the design community to use their talents to actively participate in solving some of the most critical problems facing our city, our region, our country, and our world." Diana Lu, PlanPhilly-WHYY Community Engagement Editor, will moderate the panel discussion featuring Shannon Guzman, AARP Public Policy Institute Senior Strategic Policy Advisor; Drew Harris, Thomas Jefferson University Assistant Professor at Jefferson College of Population Health; Martha Anez, Associate...more
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October 7, 2018 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2018 Festival
Leading global design firm hosts “Future Architecture, Episode 1: The Parametric Menace” Philadelphia, PA NYSE, TSX: STN WHEN: October 11, 2018 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: 1500 Spring Garden Street, Suite 1100, Philadelphia WHAT: Stantec, a top-ten global design firm, is exploring the future of design during DesignPhiladelphia. Join the firm’s Philadelphia office for “Future Architecture, Episode 1: The Parametric Menace”. This informative session will explore how parametric design, virtual reality, and integrated 3D process is revolutionizing the way buildings are made, using the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts as a recent example of a project embracing the future of design. HOW: Register at here . Seating is limited. About Stantec Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit us at stantec.com or find us on social...more
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October 7, 2018 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2018 Festival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michelle Lipson 267.808.2160 [email protected] BUILD YOUR OWN FURNITURE HANDS ON WORKSHOP/ TALK/ CNC DEMO Saturday, October 13, 2018 Morning 11 am – 1 pm Afternoon 2 pm – 4 pm 3211 Cedar St. Philadelphia, PA 19134 Building on the success of last year’s well-attended events, MLW will host another series of hands-on workshops! The DIY movement is thriving in Philadelphia. Maker spaces and small-scale production studios abound as friends and neighbors are eager to create recreationally and stoke their entrepreneurial ambitions. Bespoke furniture maker, designer and traveling teacher Michelle Lipson is ready and waiting to work with the next round of future artisans. She will host two-hands on events in her Port Richmond studio during the 2018 DesignPhiladelphia Festival to enlighten the still curious about how furniture is made. Each two-hour session kicks off with a talk on the maker movement’s role in the economy, as a source for recreational opportunities and as a gateway to entrepreneurship. The contemporary practice of furniture making, from custom design to small-scale production, will also be discussed, as well as ways of using new tools to inform design and construction. These talking points, followed by a demo showing how parts...more
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October 3, 2018 | 2018 Festival, DesignPhiladelphia
As always, a good deal of programming is focused on architecture and the built environment, fascinating events that will provoke new avenues of thought and inspire excellence in architects, students, and enthusiasts alike. These are our top ten picks for design professionals in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Industries. Talk by Michael Ford of BrandNu Design / Hip Hop Architecture Camp Oct 4 th | 4 – 5:30 PM Price: Free Founder of BrandNu Design and creator of the Hip Hop Architecture Camp, an initiative evolved from years of research that began with Ford's graduate thesis. READ MORE Horace Trumbauer Walking Tour Oct. 6 th | 9 AM – 1 PM Price: $25-55 Join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia and Jim Mundy, Director of Education and Programming for the Union League of Philadelphia, for a walking tour that explores Trumbauer-designed buildings that have housed Philadelphia’s premier cultural and social institutions over the past century. READ MORE Future of Design of Disc Golf Course: Explore Sedgley Woods Oct. 9 th | 4 – 6 PM Price: Free Join Sedgley Woods for a beverage and tour of the course and learn more about Sedgley Woods and the future of...more