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Thursday, October 4

6:00pm EDT

Drive Innovation with Design
Drive Innovation with Design
As designers we must move from a problem-focused to a solution focused mindset that is oriented toward a preferred future. What strategies and processes allow design to drive innovation? Join us to hear from design leaders on how they approach the crucial point where research leads to insights and ideas become design concepts.  Learn how they approach these moments with their teams and clients, complete with details about their unique processes and methodologies. Small bites and refreshments to be served. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drive-innovation-with-design-tickets-49848814145
Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Hero Digital

6:00pm EDT

EPAM Design Open House / Show & Tell
At EPAM, we believe brands can do more than tell a story. We help brands design and build smart, intuitive, user-centric worlds in which their stories can take place. Join our Experience Design team at an Open House in our new Philadelphia location! Learn about who we are, what we do, and check out some of the awesome innovative work we're doing for top global brands. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epam-design-philadelphia-tickets-49560961169
Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT

6:30pm EDT

Democratization in a Design Collective
The Design Activist Institute is a Philadelphia-based, intersectional, feminist, autonomous, grassroots collective of designers working for radical, utopian resistance and building a better world. Throughout summer 2018, the design collective collaboratively created local "guides for utopia" based around a number of issues using consensus-building, systems design, design thinking, principles of social justice, and democratic organizing tactics. We invite the larger community to come learn about our processes and projects.

Registration Link: http://designactivistinstitute.org
Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Friday, October 5

6:00pm EDT

2x1: Studio 6mm & WFGD Studio OPEN HOUSE
Studio 6mm works in architecture, design, community planning, and material-driven research. WFGD Studio is a boutique graphic design studio specializing in print design, branding and infographics. The 2 design firms share their newly renovated studio space in the Cast Iron Building at 718 Arch Street.

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Cast Iron Building
Saturday, October 6

11:00am EDT

Philadelphia Architecture and Design College Fair
The 2018 Architecture and Design Fair will be held on October 6th from 11am-2pm. The Philadelphia Architecture + Design College Fair is free to high school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors interested in learning about educational opportunities in architecture and other built environment design disciplines. Last year we had 34 schools participate and about 160 students attend. This year the event coincides with the week-long event, Design Philadelphia. They will join us on October 6th at the Temple University Architecture Building. Please visit https://tyler.temple.edu/philadelphia-architecture-design-fair for the current list of schools attending. Please email Miranda Westrick at miranda.westrick@temple.edu with any questions. 

Registration Link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fl5u9ghab&oeidk=a07efg9npu02e2b18dd
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Temple University Architecture Building
Monday, October 8

6:00pm EDT

Fishtown Floral Crawl
A tour-de-fleur featuring Philadelphia floral designers, flower farmers, and the locally grown flowers and foliage they love.
Join us in Fishtown as we partner local businesses with flower farmers and floral designers to create awe-inspiring floral installations all over town! The crawl kicks off Monday October 9th and remain up until October 11th. Details to follow!

Cost: $15

Monday October 8, 2018 6:00pm - Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm EDT
Tuesday, October 9

5:30pm EDT

Herman Miller Presents THREADS with Steve Frykholm and Clark Malcolm
Threads is an interactive presentation of stories, audio clips, and video of the people, ideas, and events that have woven together to make Herman Miller the unusual and vibrant community it is today. Presenters Steve Frykholm, a graphic designer, and Clark Malcolm, writer and editor, have worked together for over 30 years at Herman Miller and together have more than 75 years at the company.
Clark Malcolm worked for Herman Miller for 33 years as writer and editor in virtually all parts of the company. He is author, co-author, or editor of 17 books on design, leadership, architecture, and facility management.  Clark has degrees in English Language and Literature from Rhodes College and the University of Michigan.
Steve Frykholm became Herman Miller’s first internal graphic designer in 1970 and retired in 2015. He received Herman Miller’s highest recognition for an employee in 1986, The Carl F. Frost Award. In 2007 he became an AIGA Fellow, and in 2010 he received the AIGA Medal, the highest recognition from AIGA, the professional association for design. He's recognized as an annual report legend in Graphis, and an American design icon in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Communication Arts
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.

Registration Link: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/herman-miller-presents-threads-2138956544
Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Designing the Museum of the Future With Josh Goldblum
The line between virtual and physical spaces is starting to blur. Recent innovations in retail, hospitality and entertainment experiences open new opportunities for designers from every discipline. How do physical space and emergent media combine to create powerful experiences infused with emotion, authenticity and personal meaning? Josh Goldblum, founder and CEO of the experience design studio Bluecadet, goes way beyond the “black mirror” of the screen, highlighting creative opportunities that are blooming at the intersection of architecture, technology, neuroscience and design. Bluecadet partnered with the Museum of the American Revolution to develop many of the Museum’s first-of-their-kind interactive digital moments. Dr. Scott Stephenson, the Museum’s Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions and Programming, will provide welcoming remarks.
6:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM Lecture
Ticket price includes one drink ticket. Please note members must present ID at check-in.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-the-museum-of-the-future-with-josh-goldblum-tickets-50248615963?aff=eac2
Cost: $5 member, $15 non-member

Wednesday, October 10

4:00pm EDT

2018 Storefront Challenge Awards Celebration and Exhibition
Celebrate the good design and great things happening on Philly's commercial corridors! Businesses are reinvesting in storefronts and commercial corridors throughout the city. Join the Community Design Collaborative and the Philadelphia Department of Commerce to celebrate their entrepreneurship and creativity through the 2018 Storefront Challenge – a citywide contest and exhibition that recognizes Philly's best storefront facade improvement projects.

Registration Link: https://storefrontchallenge2018.eventbrite.com
Cost: $10 in advance, $20 at door

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Center for Architecture and Design

6:00pm EDT

Tessellations in Architecture - A Design Dialogue
Ballinger will host a design dialogue on tessellations in architecture, from theoretical mathematical concepts, to their application in architectural and interior design, to practical considerations related to production and installation. Ballinger architect and associate Andrew Sniderman, AIA will share his research into tessellations and his definition of a new system related to mathematical dissections, called a dissection tiling system. Chris Stulpin, Chief Creative Officer for Tarkett North America, will share a case study of translating a tessellation concept into a sustainable product that gives designers options while reducing waste.
Andrew Sniderman is an architect at Ballinger, a Philadelphia architecture, engineering and interior design practice, where he has worked on projects for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and American University. He recently presented his research on tessellations at the Bridges Conference, an annual conference on mathematical connections in art, music, architecture, education, and culture. Prior to joining Ballinger, he was an associate at Ennead Architects in New York, where he was a member of the design team for Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall.
Chris Stulpin is the Chief Creative Officer for Tarkett North America, a division of Tarkett. In this role, Chris leads the design, product management, marketing and project management teams, driving the company’s innovation roadmap and customer experience journey. As a leader of Design Thinking initiatives for Tarkett, Chris completed studies at the Paris School of Architecture’s D School and led the Tarkett executive leadership team in Design Thinking fundamentals in conjunction with the DesignThinkers Academy in Amsterdam. He also completed studies in innovation at the London Business School. Chris is a member of thought-leadership communities including the Design Futures Council, IIDA Industry Roundtable, Contract Forum and Trend Union. His prior experience includes designing ad campaigns for Barney’s NY and Giorgio Armani.

Registration Link: https://ballinger.ticketleap.com/tessellations/
Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Ballinger 833 Chestnut Street Suite 1400 , Philadelphia 19107
Thursday, October 11

6:00pm EDT

Cloud Gehshan Open House
Cloud Gehshan is an internationally recognized environmental graphic design firm that undertakes projects in identity and placebranding, interpretive and interactive communication, signage, and wayfinding. Staff members have backgrounds in industrial design, graphic design, and architecture.
We invite you to tour our studio in Old City. Get acquainted with environmental graphic design, learn about our work and meet the designers. Refreshments will be served. 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Cloud Gehshan Studio
  Open House

6:00pm EDT

The Rail Park Tour with Cloud Gehshan, Studio Bryan Hanes and Urban Sign
Philadelphia's long-awaited Rail Park brings a creative green space to an industrial neighborhood, with spectacular views of the city skyline.
We invite you to spend the evening with the design team to tour the completed first phase and learn about the history of the site, initial planning and concepts developed for the park, challenges the team faced and how they were overcome, and the vision for the future of the park.
The talk and tour will begin at 6pm at the interpretive wall. Event is rain or shine. In the event of thunderstorms, we will relocate to Bryan Hanes studio.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Rail Park
Friday, October 12

8:00am EDT

Drexel Design Research Symposium 2018: Design and Change
URBN Center ANNEX at 3401 Filbert Street.
Friday October 12, 2018
How does design research create change in health, technology, and the environment? What are the leading-edge models of thought around creating change through design? Today, artists and designers are pursuing work and creative expression that push the boundaries of traditional disciplines requiring interdisciplinary collaborations, the mastery of new technologies, and intensive research to unearth new solutions to practical and aesthetic problems. Join  The Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design for a symposium that examines the process of change and design through  presentations by  IBM, Cityhealth in Brooklyn, and Healthify in New York, and Ballinger, discussions, and poster presentations at the Westphal College’s award winning facility The URBN Center and The URBN Center Annex.
To register for all or part of the symposium please visit our Eventbrite page:
Introduction: Lucy Kerman, Senior Vice Provost Drexel University & David Jones, Commissioner DBHIDS
Melanie Bella, from Cityblock in Brooklyn will discuss their innovative practice in healthcare and health funding. This talk will focus on the challenging current healthcare space and alternate views of funding and agencies. In addition, the speaker will examine the collaboration between state, city government, universities, hospitals, and other private entities. The break-out sessions will use design processes to innovate on this theme. Funded by Alphabet (Google’s VC funding arm) among others, City block fits into the Alphabet mission of unconventional successful practice in health and life sciences, and bringing new creative ideas to market. Using this groundbreaking organization as a model we will examine the next wave of change in breakout sessions following the talk.
Introduction: David Jones, Commissioner DBHIDS
Moderated by Alliance Executive Director, Cherie Brummans
The panel will be exploring how we can change the health and human services system by addressing the whole community and using technology and design. Issues and questions related to Barriers to change; Immunity to change and opportunity to change health and health care.
Manik Bhat Co-founder and CEO, Healthify
Loretta Jemmot VP Health & Health Equity, Drexel University
Christina Grimes Ballinger Architects
Kinnari Chandriani Get Healthy Philly
GENEVIEVE DION: Design, Technology and Change:
Drexel University Professor to speak on ground breaking functional fabrics and advanced manufacturing. Professor Dion now directs the Center for Functional Fabrics (CFF) at Drexel University and leads with the newly founded Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center (PA FDC).  The PA FDC is a regional center affiliated with the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America Manufacturing Innovation Institute (AFFOA) located in Cambridge, MA, aimed at facilitating growth in the advanced fabric space.  Her research group receives funding from NSF, NHI and Keck Futures and AFFOA.
1:30-3:00 URBN Annex Screening Room
Introduced By Kathleen Kingscott:
IBM Vice President For Strategic Partnerships IBM Research
Dr. Vikas C. Raykar, IBM Research
AI for fashion: Data is the new black
Fashion designers and fashion houses usually start conceptualizing and designing products for the new season six months to one year prior to the actual selling season–though in recent times this has been drastically reduced with the emergence of fast-fashion retailers. That’s why for most apparel retailers, and the fashion industry in general, knowing the trends customers would like to wear next season is extremely important. This talk will describe how modern AI based tools  which can understand fashion images and articles can be used to provide a more data-driven approach for trend analysis and forecasting.  Dr. Raykar will also describe some of our recent collaborations with various fashion designers. 

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Dr. Richard Goodwin, IBM Research
Computational Creativity:  AI for Flavor and Fragrance Design
It takes 10 years to fully train a flavorist or master perfumer, through education and apprenticeship. Over their careers, each designer will produce 10s of thousands of formulas as trails, many with sensory results.  We’ve created a system that, like a human apprentice, learns from the work of the masters.   Unlike a human apprentice, the system can learn from 100s of thous

Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 5:30pm EDT
URBN Annex
Saturday, October 13

2:00pm EDT

Block Party: Block Printing With Carla Weeks
Design and print your own furoshiki with Carla Weeks! Join us at the Rikumo Concept Store for a special DesignPhiladelphia crash course in the art of block printing designs onto fabric. Led by Philadelphia artist Carla Weeks, students will learn about the history and significance of block printing before trying their hand at printing their own designs. You'll leave with a working knowledge of block printing and functional furoshiki to use and reuse for years to come.

The lecture portion is free and open for the public to attend, but only 16 paid participants will receive hands-on instruction. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Once purchased, tickets are transferable but non-refundable. If you have any questions, please email us at events@rikumo.com

About Carla Weeks: Carla is a British born artist and designer living in Philadelphia, PA. Using pattern as a vehicle to articulate memory, Carla's paintings, textiles, and murals are visual recordings informed by her interactions with both natural landscapes and the built environment. Distilling the color and form experienced in specific geographic locations, Carla aims to create 2-dimensional patterns that communicate a resonating sense of place. 
About Rikumo
Rikumo is a lifestyle brand that celebrates Japanese craftsmanship, design, and aesthetics. Based in Philadelphia, we connect Japanese artisans and craftsmen with an international public that values quality, craftsmanship, and simplicity 
in design. Through our products, we showcase a culture that is unique to Japan but also powers the modern, interconnected world.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/block-party-block-printing-with-carla-weeks-tickets-48598774242
Cost: $60 for printing / $0 for lecture

Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Rikumo Concept Store

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