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May 7, 2020 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2020 Festival, Center News
Thank you to all who joined our call last week to hear about our “Plan B” for DesignPhiladelphia 2020. In case you missed the call, here are the highlights: What We Are Planning: The Festival is still happening, October 7-18, 2020. The programming will be all virtual. If we can gather, then we will re-evaluate, but for now. It’s all virtual. Programming Deadline to Submit is June 29, 2020. Collaboration with other organizations and design festivals around the world. Focused Virtual Best in Emerging Design Competition + Exhibition Signature Virtual Programs on select festival evenings with breakout “room” experiences What We are Looking For: Event Partners to provide cool, engaging, educational content, like: Virtual Tours (live or video) At Home Experiences (folks sign up in advance and pick up materials to follow along) Talks + Panel Discussions Virtual Exhibitions We are open to physical exhibitions in our space at the Center for Architecture and Design, and if we can’t allow people in to experience them, we will make 360-degree photos of the exhibits for folks to experience. Window Displays to allow for Design Walks (even if people can’t gather and if they can…GREAT!) Curating the following Exhibits for this Year...more
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September 19, 2016 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
DesignPhiladelphia, the signature event of the Center for Architecture & Design and the oldest design event of its kind in the country, will return for its 12th year with approximately 100 events showcasing the work of more than 400 local and international practicing architects, designers and creative professionals from October 6-16. We invite you to explore design in both traditional and unconventional ways through DesignPhiladelphia events. This year's events highlight a wide range of design disciplines, including architecture and urban planning, as well as product, interior, furniture, multimedia, graphic and fashion design through programming ranging from exhibitions, tours, talks and workshops to open studios, demonstrations and more. Most events are free, and all are open to the public. The Official Event Guide for 2016 is now available at design hubs throughout the city. CLICK HERE to see a map of pickup locations. Pickup Locations Include... Alma Mater American Street Showroom Architecture Demarest Atomic City Comics Asian Arts Initiative Big Blue Marble Bookstore Cafe Ole Cafe Tata Campus Philly Center for Architecture and Design Charter High School for Architecture and Design Chapterhouse Cafe Chestnut Hill Coffee Company City of Philadelphia: Parks and Recreation City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Philadelphia City...more
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September 6, 2016 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
While you will experience amazing creative variety as you explore DesignPhiladelphia , every creative expression has one thing in common: It started with design thinking. The simple definition of design thinking is “the way designers think.” The designers behind every piece of work on display during DesignPhiladelphia — like the graphic and web designers on my team at Hollister Creative — think differently. In my view, this is due to a magical alchemy of imagination and training that enables them to envision things no one has seen before. Their minds don’t get stuck in the familiar ruts that stymie creativity. Designer brains have a HOME button that can always take them back to a blank canvas of infinite possibilities. Hollister Creative sponsored DesignPhiladelphia this year to contribute, celebrate and support design thinking. Our design team created the HOME logo on the cover of this event guide. And we paired up with University of the Arts on the Explorer track to support a UArts project that involves design thinking as a teachable process. The idea that design thinking is a process originated with Tim Brown of IDEO. He saw the possibilities in analyzing the way designers think and distilling it into...more
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September 24, 2015 | 2015 Festival, DesignPhiladelphia
DesignPhiladelphia, the signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and oldest design event of its kind in the country, will return for its 11th year with approximately 100 events showcasing the work of more than 400 local and international practicing architects, designers and creative professionals from October 8-16 . We invite you to explore design in traditional and unexpected ways through DesignPhiladelphia events. This year's events highlight a wide range of design disciplines, including architecture and urban planning, as well as product, interior, furniture, multimedia, graphic and fashion design through programming ranging from exhibitions, tours, talks and workshops to open studios, demonstrations and more. Most events are free, and all are open to the public. The Official Event Guide for 2015 is now available at design hubs throughout the city. CLICK HERE to see a map of pickup locations. Pickup Locations Include... Crane Arts | 1400 N American Street AIGA | 72 N. 2nd Street Independence Visitor Center | 1 N Independence Mall The University of the Arts, Terra Hall | 211 S. Broad Street NextFab | 2025 Washington Ave Philadelphia Art Alliance | 251 S 18th Street Market Place Design Center | 2400 Market Street The Love Park...more
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June 17, 2014 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2014 Festival, Design Competitions
In honor of DesignPhiladelphia’s 10th anniversary celebration—and a decade of great design across the region—professional and amateur designers of all ages are invited to creatively reinvent this classic IKEA® mirror as part of the Reflecting Design Silent Auction. Five winning design submissions will be selected by a panel of esteemed jurors; each winner will receive a mirror, generously donated by auction sponsor IKEA®, to bring their concept to life.more