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Wednesday, October 3
 

8:00am EDT

Forum on Architecture + Design
What is Forum on Architecture + Design? 
The Forum on Architecture + Design is the newly rebranded educational and expo event that is replacing the previous Design on the Delaware conference. The Forum is focused on curating multidisciplinary educational content for designers, civic leaders, product manufacturers, technology providers, and real estate developers - all the industries that contribute to shaping our built environment. 
The Forum will offer: 
  • over 30 accredited continuing education programs and tours,
  • compelling keynote sessions featuring nationally/internationally recognized industry leaders,
  • a three-day expo, and
  • several opportunities to network and socialize with leaders in the building and design professions.

Registration Link: https://www.forum-arch-design.org/
Cost: $35-400

Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Bok
 
Tuesday, October 9
 

8:00am EDT

Design Innovation Showcase: Spatial Efficiency
PennPraxis, in collaboration with the Pennovation Center and PennDesign, presents the Design Innovation Showcase at Pennovation for Design Philadelphia 2018, featuring Spatial Efficiency. 
This event will feature a lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, October 9 featuring the groundbreaking work of Masoud Akbarzadeh, Director of the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL) at PennDesign, located at Pennovation. Dr. Akbarzadeh’s research draws from his background in architectural design, computation, and structural engineering, primarily focusing on Three-Dimensional Graphical Statics, which is a novel geometric method of structural design in three dimensions.  The lecture will be preceded by a short tour of the Pennovation Center and a discussion of the history of the site and building by PennPraxis. 
The Spatial Efficiency exhibit showcasing the work will be on display at the Pennovation Center from Tuesday, October 9 to Thursday, October 11 from 8am to 5pm.
 

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Pennovation Center

10:00am EDT

Art Therapy Introductory Workshop
For the 2nd year in a row, Design Philadelphia participants will learn about art therapy as a dynamic mental health profession. This art therapy introduction is hands-on and participants will create while learning about the use of art in psychotherapy as a tool for physical and emotional release, personal development and growth, insight, trauma processing, skill-building and enhancing communication. Participants do not need to have any prior art experience or proficiency to appreciate this workshop. Art therapy is based on the principles that art making is inherently healing and life-enhancing, and that all people have the capacity for growth, change, and creative expression.
Jefferson University is proud to offer a master's and post-master's specialization in Art Therapy through its Community and Trauma Counseling program, located on the East Falls campus.
Please click on "tickets" and click through to our Eventbrite page to reserve your spot in this workshop.  Registration is required.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-therapy-an-introduction-tickets-49558731500
Cost: FREE

11:30am EDT

Design Innovation Showcase: Spatial Efficiency
PennPraxis, in collaboration with the Pennovation Center and PennDesign, presents the Design Innovation Showcase at Pennovation for Design Philadelphia 2018, featuring Spatial Efficiency. 
This event will feature a lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, October 9 featuring the groundbreaking work of Masoud Akbarzadeh, Director of the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL) at PennDesign, located at Pennovation. Dr. Akbarzadeh’s research draws from his background in architectural design, computation, and structural engineering, primarily focusing on Three-Dimensional Graphical Statics, which is a novel geometric method of structural design in three dimensions.  The lecture will be preceded by a short tour of the Pennovation Center and a discussion of the history of the site and building by PennPraxis. 
The Spatial Efficiency exhibit showcasing the work will be on display at the Pennovation Center from Tuesday, October 9 to Thursday, October 11 from 8am to 5pm.
 

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Pennovation Center

4:00pm EDT

Health Design Lab Open House at Thomas Jefferson University
Imagine a space where Doctors and Designers alike can come together and solve some of the toughest challenges in healthcare in one of the most evocative spaces in Philadelphia. The Health Design Lab @JeffInnovation exists to bring people together, including patients, who in the past may never have interacted with the goal of accelerating change and translating technological innovation to real innovations at the bedside. Fueled by traditional and modern prototyping technology and a foundation of person-centered design principles, the Health Design Lab is more than just a maker space, but a space that will change the way we all think about the future of healthcare.

Registration Link: https://openhousevault.eventbrite.com
Cost: FREE

 
Wednesday, October 10
 

4:00pm EDT

Surface Imaging Workshops & Open Studio
As the only program of its kind, the Surface Imaging program at Thomas Jefferson University offers a unique graduate design education by viewing anything and everything as the canvas through the utilization of a variety of digital and traditional printing technologies. The MSSI Program in Surface Imaging will host hands-on demos, tours, and program discussions with current students, faculty, and department heads in the labs of Jefferson's Center for Excellence In Surface Imaging. With Surface Imaging, you can print on virtually any surface imaginable: bring home a custom-made digitally printed item with the help of our faculty and staff!

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Jefferson University Surface Imaging
 
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:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-research-symposium-2018-tickets-49062385917
SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:
CHECK IN AND BREAKFAST 8:00-8:15 URBN ANNEX LOBBY  MORNING SESSIONS  PART OF THE DESIGN, HEALTH AND CHANGE SERIES SPONSORED BY
THE SCATTERGOOD FOUNDATION AND THE ALLIANCE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS
COMMUNITY CENTERED HEALTH CARE
GUEST SPEAKER 8:15-9:30 AM URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM
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.
NETWORK AND CHAT
NETWORKING BREAK 9:30-10:15 : COFFEE AND SNACKS PROVIDED
PANEL SESSION ON HEALTH AND CHANGE: 10:15-11:30 URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM:
EXPERTS FROM HEALTHIFY, DREXEL, AND BALLINGER WITH THE ALLIANCE MODERATING
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
TECHNOLOGY
GENEVIEVE DION: CENTER FOR FUNCTIONAL FABRICS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND LUNCH: 12:00PM-1:30 PM URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM
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.
INDUSTRY GUESTS: IBM RESEARCH GROUP
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

1:00pm EDT

LiDAR in Geodesign, Architecture, Preservation, and Cinema
The 6th Annual Jefferson Geodesign Forum will take place at our East Falls campus on Friday, October 12, 2018.  This year’s event will focus on the role of ground-based LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) - or 3D laser scanning - in 3D Modeling for Geodesign, Architecture, Preservation and Cinema. You will hear compelling presentations from practitioners, educators, technologists, and designers who will share examples of their work in architecture, preservation, 3D modeling for geodesign, set design for major motion pictures, live LiDAR demonstrations, and more. As always, we wrap up with a networking social (complementary happy hour) to give everyone a chance to share what they are doing and hear what others are doing in this exciting field. To be held at our state-of-the-art auditorium on the East Falls campus of Jefferson, reachable by public transportation, but also with plenty of free parking. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 12, 2018 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm for the event and 5:00pm to 7:00pm for the networking social. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-geodesign-forum-lidar-in-geodesign-architecture-preservation-and-cinema-tickets-49863520131?aff=efbeventtix
Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Jefferson East Falls Campus
 
Saturday, October 13
 

9:30am EDT

Home: Affordable Housing + Cooperative Living Symposium
Following the model of Creative Reaction Lab’s Equity-Centered Community Design Field Guide, Writers Room and Drexel Smart House are embarking on a year-long design process for a writers house—a place that would provide not just room for public programming but a cooperative living home for Drexel students and community residents. The goal is to catalyze other intergenerational houses nearby, creating a network of homeowners and student tenants whose shared interest in writing/storytelling forms the foundation for meaningful cohabitation.
Join us as we begin with the history of development in the Mantua and Powelton neighborhoods as told by our neighbors: a conversation with the Mantua Civic Association, Mount Vernon Manor, People’s Emergency Center, Powelton Village Civic Association, and the Department of History
This event is the first in a series of three public talks + guided writing workshops. (Coffee + lunch provided.) Free, registration required.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-affordable-housing-cooperative-living-symposium-tickets-49200076754
Cost: $0 Registration Required

 


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