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June 10, 2014 | DesignPhiladelphia, Buzz About the Center
On a rainy Friday morning in May, Danielle DiLeo Kim, Sylvia Palms, and I sat down with three members of Philly Girls Do Good! to talk about design advocacy in Philadelphia: Hilary Jay, Founding Director of Design Philadelphia and first Director of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture; Kiki Bolender, Chair of the Design Advocacy Group (DAG); and Nancy Goldenberg, Chief of Staff of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS).more
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October 3, 2013 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2013 Festival, Buzz About the Center
DP, as the cognoscenti call it, is an annual reminder that design is omnipresent and that good design in all its disciplines – from architecture and urban planning to industrial design and fashion, multimedia to graphic, product to interior design – profoundly affects our collective quality of life. And that it means economic growth for Philadelphia. This year's festival runs Oct.10-18 and features nearly 120 events: lectures, talks, workshops, tours, openings, book signings, movie viewings, parties, and exhibitions. In its 9th year, DP and its visionary founder, Hilary Jay, are now based at the city's Center for Architecture, which Jay also heads. But DP's underlying goal remains the same: to brand Philadelphia as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology and business.more
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October 25, 2011 | DesignPhiladelphia, Buzz About the Center
They sound like lyrics from The Sound of Music: scissors and cameras and fashion store catwalks; chairs and eyeglasses and train station hallways; plaster gargoyles on historic facades. These are a few of Jay's favorite things. For seven years, Hilary Jay has been walking the talk: design is everywhere. As director of DesignPhiladelphia, she has assembled a dizzying array of subjects and objects; from things that can be held in your hand to the city grid that frames your imagination.The annual 10-day festival is created in partnership with the University of the Arts, but Jay still does a lot of the legwork. We tried to keep up with her as she criss-crossed the city, running from event to event. At the end, we developed a deeper appreciation for the designer of her shoes.more