Lectures + Talks

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June 10, 2014 | DesignPhiladelphia, Lectures + Talks, From our Friends, Explore + Learn
Hidden City Tours & Events provide immersive experiences of remarkable places, illuminate their stories, and afford networking opportunities among their growing number of members. Hidden City tours range from focused explorations of single sites to walking tours drawing thematic connections among multiple sites.more
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June 2, 2014 | DesignPhiladelphia, Center News, Exhibitions, Lectures + Talks, Explore + Learn
In this three-hour hands-on class students will gain an overview of how neon has been developed and used to create signs, art, and architectural detailing. You will be shown how neon colors are made, types of signs, electrical transformers, and neon-related hardware. Images will be projected illustrating neon applications and iconic neon signs. This class is geared towards anyone who wants to learn about or use neon, and will go into more depth than the neon walking tours or talks held at the Center. Admission for this class will be limited to 20 participants.more
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Philadelphia County Prison at Holmesburg, 2002
May 29, 2014 | Center News, Lectures + Talks, Explore + Learn
Join photographer Vincent Feldman at the Center for Architecure on a tour of images taken from his book, City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia. These photographs portray aspects of the decaying architectural landscape of Philadelphia during the 1990s to early 2000s, images not unknown to current Philadelphia residents. Mr. Feldman’s work illuminates the struggles and controversies that haunt preservation in the nation’s most historic center. Feldman will show highlights from the project and tell stories behind the photographs to shed light on the city’s troubling late 20th century history.more
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May 20, 2014 | DesignPhiladelphia, Lectures + Talks, From our Friends, Explore + Learn
Today we joined our friend Karen Randal at the Philadelphia Department of Commerce on a Manufacturing Reimagined tour of Printfresh Studios. Drawing from a tremendous wealth of design talent in Philadelphia, Printfresh specializes in hand-done and organic graphics, prints, embellishments, and embroideries for leading fashion companies around the world. Don't miss your chance to join Amy and Leo Voloshin on a tour of their business and design center next Tuesday, May 27th.more
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March 6, 2014 | Center News, Lectures + Talks
John Gallery, Former Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, investigates William Penn's plans for the grand city in his colony of Pennsylvania. Did you know that Pennsylvania was given to William Penn's father by the King of England to pay off a personal debt? It remains the largest grant of land to an individual in history.more