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DesignPhilly Save the Date
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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We Can: A Beercan Pop Up Garden, Image Courtesy of The Trestle Inn

October 26, 2015 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2015 Festival
Thank you to everyone who made the 2015 DesignPhiladelphia Festival a success! Our Festival is the signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. From October 8th-16th we showcased the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals and we demonstrated the force of Philadelphia’s design, tech, and collaborative business practices, in over 85 events across the Greater Philadelphia area, This year’s Festival kicked off at the Liao Collection, a striking gallery abounding with Antique Chinese and Japanese furniture, objects of art and textiles. Over 300 guests mixed, mingled, and experienced the debut of Pearl Street Passage. All weekend Pearl Street Passage sent vibrations through Chinatown. Philadelphians of all ages experienced 10 interactive art installations that filled Pearl Street. Live performances by Worldtown Soundsystem, J.E Kim, Mobile Funk Unit, and Setu Tribe got the whole street dancing. On day four Asian Arts Initiative’s 3rd Annual Pearl Street Block Party rocked the street as the whole neighborhood came out to break bread, dance, and enjoy public art. Search #pearlstpassage on Instagram to see the Pearl Street Passage transformation through the public’s eye. The nine-days of DesignPhiladelphia were jam-packed with exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, tours, lectures, and events held in a...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