Erdy McHenry Joins Forces with Urban Farmers and Dickson Despommier for its 2018 DesignPhiladelphia Festival Event

September 29, 2018 | 2018 Festival, DesignPhiladelphia


As the world population is set to approach 10 billion by 2050, humanity reckons with an agricultural infrastructure that is not only insufficient - but also wasteful, polluting, and prone to drought and famine. 

Agritecture Blurring the line Between Farm and City explores the inevitable assimilation of two worlds through aspiration, investigation and execution: from forward-thinking greenhouses in Ohio to sky-scraper farms in the UK.

The event will include a lively discussion with featured speaker Dickson Despommier—father of the vertical farming movement—in order to examine food security issues from agro to agora. A cocktail reception with our guests and panelists will close the event in celebration of the DesignPhiladelphia Festival.

WHEN: Thursday, October 11 – 5:00PM-8:00PM

WHERE: 915 N. Orianna St

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Erdy McHenry Architecture focuses on solutions-based design, creating buildings that are recognized for their programmatic responsiveness, social consciousness, and environmental responsibility. Located in the heart of Northern Liberties in Philadelphia, the firm has been recognized with dozens of national and regional design awards since its founding in 1999.   



DesignPhiladelphia, a signature event of the Center for Architecture and Design, is the oldest design event of its kind in the country and annually showcases the work of practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals. Experience design in unexpected ways through more than 100 exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, tours, talks, and events held in venues across the city. Learn about wide-ranging topics, including architecture, urban planning, landscape, graphic, multimedia, product, furniture design, fashion, and the like. This year’s Festival kicks off on October 3rd and events run from October 4-13. For more information on planning an event, sponsoring, advertising, or attending the 2018 Festival, visit:

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