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October 4, 2016 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
This year, DesignPhiladelphia is offering the most programming for youngins’ yet. See below for a full list of programs that engage the next generation of designers in hands on learning and play… “A Home for Max the Dog” Read + Build Family Workshop Saturday October 8 th & October 15 th : 11:00AM - 12:00PM @ Center for Architecture and Design Explore the world of architecture + design with your 5-8yo child at this fun family workshop! A great introduction for young minds to the world of design, architecture, and construction. “Animal House” Design + Construct Family Workshop Saturday October 8 th & October 15 th : 1:30PM – 3:00PM @ Center for Architecture and Design Children (9-12yo) will be challenged to design and construct (with your help) a mini home for an animal of their choosing – but they’ll have to make sure the home will keep their animal happy. Sew Tech Sunday October 9th: 3:00PM - 5:00PM @ The Handwork Studio Sew Tech invites students to tinker with technology, science, and fibers to develop interactive creations. We will teach the basics of building a soft circuit using conductive thread and colorful LEDs. All supplies are included and no...more
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Student's create terrariums exploring sensory aspects of HOME.

September 20, 2016 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
Five Senses of Home October 6-16 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM UArts & String Theory High School 333 S Broad St. (Gallery 224) & 1600 Vine St. Learn More Defining “Home”: Building Community and the City through Design Thursday 10/13/16 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street Learn More For the 2016 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, University of the Arts and Spark-Fuel Ignite have paired up to present “Five Senses of Home”, an interactive exhibition where students tell personal stories through terrariums of home. We asked the exhibition organizers “What does HOME mean to you?” and here’s what they had to say… What does HOME mean to you? Each person has a different answer for this seemingly simple question. We all have unique memories and definitions of home: the sight of loved ones, the smell of mom’s cookies, or the sounds of a city. Though often used to describe a location, the way we describe home reveals that home is more than a place. It’s a collection of memories we describe typically using our five senses: the sights, the sounds, the touch, and of course the tastes and smells of home. Over the course of a year, Spark-Fuel-Ignite!...more
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September 18, 2015 | 2015 Festival, DesignPhiladelphia
DESIGNING NEW PATHWAYS FOR HEALTHCARE TUESDAY 10/13 | 6:30-7:30PM Harrison Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania | 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 PART OF THE 2015 DESIGNPHILADELPHIA FESTIVAL Design Your Own Schedule at DESIGNPHILADELPHIA.ORG Click HERE to add this event to your 2015 Festival Schedule Hear how two Philadelphia universities are breaking down boundaries and forging new roles for creative thinking in healthcare! The Industrial Design Department at the University of the Arts and the Occupational Therapy Department at Thomas Jefferson University are collaborating to bring dignity and humaNness to individuals with disabilities while maximizing function and improving quality of life. Come early for the Industrial Design NOW student work reception on Tuesday October 13 from 5-6.30pm prior to the lecture. Projects discussed in the lecture will be on view! We talked with Michael McAllister, an industrial designer and associate professor of Industrial Design in the College of Art, Media & Design at the University of the Arts about Designing New Pathways for Healthcare and how the event represents a SHIFT in designing for disabilities. What does SHIFT mean to you and how does your event express it? At this event my project partner, Professor Kim Mollo from Thomas Jefferson University,...more