As the oldest design event of its kind in the country, the DesignPhiladelphia Festival annually showcases the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals to demonstrate Philadelphiaâ€™s reemergence as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology, and collaborative business practices. Over the course of nine days, places such as universities, cultural institutions, civic associations, city agencies, retailers, manufacturers, and startups across the city, participate in more than 130+ distinct events including talks, panel discussions, exhibitions, tours, workshops, and public happenings.
SHIFT | OCTOBER 8-16, 2015
The 11th annual festival will take place from October 8-16. We are inspired by the rapid changes in Philadelphia’s skyline and urban landscape; and how these changes have the power to SHIFT perceptions about our great city. This year’s festival will explore the SHIFT in design process, education, and practice towards a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach.
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION SESSION | MAY 14, 2015
Are you interested in organizing an event or volunteering for DesignPhiladelphia 2015? Join our team on Thursday, May 14, from 6:00-7:30pm, at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, for a participant information session. We will be discussing our plans for this year, plus what’s new - including this year’s theme and six program tracks. We’ll also run through a website tutorial on how to submit/manage your event, and give you tips on collaborating with partners to maximize your reach. THIS EVENT IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED HERE.