Pearl Street Passage Teams Announced!

By Nova Harris on Apr 7, 2015

1200 Block of Pearl Street; Concept Rendering. Courtesy of Groundswell Design Group & Asian Arts Initiative
This past March, architects, artists, builders and creative professionals of all types applied to take part in DesignPhiladelphia's 2015 marquee event, Pearl Street Passage . After much deliberation, the curatorial committee and DesignPhiladelphia are happy to announce the teammembers who will help build Philadelphia's next great public space! The following multidisciplinary teams were assembled based on a unique mix of experience, past works, and creative missions. We also received interest from a few students/young professionals, who have been included as Students/Junior Members. Drumroll, please... The teams for the 2015 Pearl Street Passage project will be: Team 1: Scout – Urban... Read Full Story

Pearl Street Passage Participants Update

By Nova Harris on Mar 18, 2015

Attention all creative folks! We would like to update you on a few of the improvements we have made since our Pearl Street Passage Information Session on February 24th; including finding a solution that will not require individual team members to have their own separate insurance policies! Due to this important change, the deadline to confirm your interest has been extended to March 24th. Read Full Story

UArts Industrial Design Program Welcomes Vienna-based design duo mischer'traxler

By Nova Harris on Jan 30, 2015

mischer'traxler photo credit: Eva Engelbert

Katharina Mischer (1982) and Thomas Traxler (1981) form Studio mischer‘traxler . Based in Vienna, they develop and design products, furniture, installations and more, with a focus on experiments, context and conceptual thinking. Next month, the University of the Arts' Industrial Design Program hosts the team for a lecture and multi-day workshop: from abstract to specific - turning themes into design projects . Read Full Story