2018 Festival

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September 7, 2018 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2018 Festival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leah Silverstein, Director of Operations and Special Projects, 215-247-9329 x202; [email protected] Lori Salganicoff, Executive Director, 215-247-9329 x201; [email protected] CHESTNUT HILL CONSERVANCY TO ILLUMINATE HISTORY ON GERMANTOWN AVENUE DURING THE OCTOBER 5 “NIGHT OF LIGHTS” – SHOWCASING CHESTNUT HILL’S ARCHIVES AND ARCHITECTURE (Philadelphia, PA) On Friday, October 5, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy is presenting the second annual Night of Lights, an innovative public art exhibit that will transform Chestnut Hill's commercial corridor into an interactive exhibit of local history and architecture. Many area shops and restaurants will be open late, inviting visitors to explore this shopping and dining destination as never before. During this one evening, historical images and films from the Conservancy’s Archives will once again be projected through storefront windows and onto exterior walls, while neighboring buildings along Germantown Avenue will be illuminated with colored lights. Following the success of last year’s original concept, Night of Lights will expand with additional projection sites further across Germantown Avenue, and new interactive elements designed to immerse the visitor in the ongoing story of Chestnut Hill. Long-time business owners will become interpreters for the evening, sharing stories and engaging the community about their own history. Demonstrations by expert...more
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September 6, 2018 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2018 Festival
To design purpose ; create the world you want to see When Center / Architecture + Design approached us to partner with them as the branding partner for the 2018 DesignPhiladelphia Festival we were all ears. Of course the fact that it’s being headquartered at BOK was a fun new draw, but there are many layers to why we said yes. Their Executive Director Rebecca Johnson has been on our radar since she was announced in 2014. We align with her background in real estate and her ethos that the built-environment can improve the lives of Philadelphians The folks at Center / Architecture + DesignAIA and DesignPhiladelphia were up for the challenge to do something different this year and highlight purpose-driven design projects that are changing the landscape of Philadelphia While this week is typically most popular with professionals in design, interiors and architecture, Cohere wanted to open it up to other industries that are using design thinking as a way to innovate in their industries like medicine, urban planning, science and technology This year’s theme So together we decided to center the theme for the week around a call to action. Philadelphia’s creative community work on functional projects that...more
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September 6, 2018 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2018 Festival
With over 120 events over nine days, this year’s DesignPhiladelphia festival is jammed packed with so many incredible exhibits, talks, and parties – it will be hard to choose – but it will be easy to navigate with our new DesignPhilly App. So grab your phone and download it TODAY! The festival will kick off October 3, 2018 at Bok in South Philadelphia, which will serve as a central hub for curated exhibitions and programming with a focus on shining spotlights on Philadelphia designers and companies. The kick-off party ticket includes a 4p.m. keynote with Paula Scher from Pentagram in the Bok auditorium. Immediately following her talk, guests will experience the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and later enjoy delicious food, drinks and views on the iconic Bok Bar rooftop. Get your tickets here! Check out the Schedule for everything you need to know about who, what, when, and where. Here are a few highlights about what's new this year. FESTIVAL CAMPAIGN: Design Purpose. This year we partnered with the incredible team at Cohere to create a campaign for this year's festival: Design Purpose focuses on the intention, process, and the functionality of design. One of the most compelling aspects of DesignPhiladelphia...more
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August 16, 2018 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2018 Festival
Welcome to the 14 th Annual DesignPhiladelphia festival. We have plenty of new experiences that are sure to make this festival, the BEST. ONE. YET. Over the next six weeks, you will see more and more content from us about all of the incredible exhibits and programs happening this year. Here are just a few teasers of what you can expect: Insane city views and the coolest people (!) at the DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Party on Wednesday, 10/3 at our Festival Hub @ Bok. Buy your tickets HERE. Instagram-worthy experiential exhibits and installations at Bok and the Center for Architecture and Design. #cantwait An easy to use Festival App that makes navigating the 120 events (and counting!) a breeze. Coming next month. Hundreds of trees saved because we are no longer printing our “Guidebook.” Old City will be the place to see and be seen the entire first weekend of the festival. Two days of DesignPhiladelphia KidsFest programming at the Barnes and Smith Playground. Unique dining experiences with special designer and maker pairings. Explore all of the incredible businesses at Bok during a Bok Night Open House. Get your learning on at AIA Philadelphia’s Forum on Architecture and Design, also held...more