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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
 
Thursday, October 4
 

3:30pm EDT

Air Forms: Kites as Adaptive Surfaces
This exhibit presents ongoing student projects from the IDEA (Interdisciplinary Design and Experimental Architecture) Studio of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). Founded with the support of a 2015 NCARB Award, IDEA Studio is an innovative interdisciplinary research and curricular initiative comprising the fields of architecture, textile design, and engineering. This year we focus on design explorations of ‘kites’, investigating the concepts of adaptive surfaces which propose an architecture that shifts from rigid to soft and dynamic structures and mechanisms. Wind is considered as a primary material in this research which will be harvested, manipulated, and controlled through the parameters of geometry, textiles, computational techniques, and fabrication, and tested through prototyping. The exhibit highlights student design research and mock-up models highlighting the potential of interdisciplinary approaches that merge hand- and digital-craft (simulations, physical computing, fabrication) and new materials and structures (atmospheric layers) into high-performance surfaces and envelopes.  Building on key concepts of the existing body of knowledge and the state-of-the-art, IDEA Studio aims to envision the future of architecture with novel materials strategies including textiles, fibers, and composites. Considering environmental concerns of energy efficiency, scarcity of natural resources, greenhouse gas, and recyclability of building systems, and human comfort and wellbeing, this research illustrates novel approaches to wind energy and material use. The discoveries and knowledge are aiming to advance design approaches in the disciplines of architecture, textile and engineering.
 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:30pm - Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm EDT
Bok

6:00pm EDT

"Crafting Luxury Interiors" Fashion's direct influence on interior design
The Lucas Alexander Collection will host an evening of fashion for the home with Interior Designer Kiley Baun, whose career began in the fashion industry. Gregory Augustine, the showroom's Creative Director, will moderate a discussion on fashion's influence on Interior Design and the manufacturing of innovative luxury materials. Proceeds from this event will be donated to support design education. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crafting-luxury-interiors-fashions-direct-influence-on-interior-design-tickets-47577637996?aff=DesignPhiladelphiaSite
Cost: $20.00

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Lucas Alexander Collection

6:00pm EDT

Beyond Sustainability
Experience #DesignForHumans with Humanscale and Kershner Office Furniture during an evening with John Strassner, Humanscale Director of Workplace Strategies, who will be discussing "Beyond Sustainability."
As the environmental movement continues to thrive, it is no longer good enough to do less harm or use less resources from the environment. Now is the time for designers to work towards creating a net positive future. Companies on the cutting-edge of the environmental movement are no longer just measuring their carbon footprint, but are actively engaged with clients and partners in measuring their handprint. The handprint measures not what has been damaged, but what has been given back to communities, employees and the environment as a whole.
Please join us for cocktails and light fare in addition to a compelling discussion around sustainable operations, healthy material selection, wildlife preservation and our commitment to having a net positive effect on our global community.
CEU credits available for IDCEC, AIA, and HSW.
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Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products for a more comfortable workplace. Our award-winning ergonomic office solutions are designed to improve the health, efficiency, and quality of work life.
Kershner Office Furniture is a preferred single source supplier for commercial furniture in the Delaware Valley and proud dealer of Humanscale. Now in its second generation as a family-run business, the Kershner name has become a greater-Philadelphia fixture for more than 50 years.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-sustainability-tickets-47588872599
Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Humanscale Philadelphia Showroom
 
Saturday, October 6
 

6:00pm EDT

*SENSORY DESIGN - Touched by Design
The launch, scheduled for Saturday, October 6th, will be held in Minima's two Old City locations, and will feature work from local ceramiscist Teresa Chang, as well as new designs from Italian design house Minotti.
Chang will throw pots on her ceramic wheel at 118 N. 3rd Street, while encouraging guests to talk with her one-to-one.  All work will be available for sale.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street Showroom.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-for-designphiladelphia-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Minima
 
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
TBA
 
Tuesday, October 9
 

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

11:00am EDT

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Minima

6:00pm EDT

How Trends Drive Innovation in Product Design
Open-ended product design challenges are, well, challenging! A client may come to a design strategist with no clear direction beyond the intent to disrupt an industry. Trend research is one of the tools we use to come up with new ways to innovate. In this talk, Lead Design Strategist, Ryan Chen, will present a conceptual case study from the personal care industry to show how Bresslergroup might use trend research to lead to the insights that would lead to novel product concepts. Chen will begin with on overview of the socio-cultural megatrends he’s identified that are going to influence consumer value and behavior into the next decade.
Lead Design Strategist, Ryan Chen, studied Industrial Design at the National University of Singapore and earned an MBA from the University of Oxford. He has helped clients across industries and continents, including Samsung, Sony, Philips, and DesignSingapore Council, deliver meaningful products that started as ambiguous design challenges.
The talk + Q&A will start at 6:30 p.m. Stick around Bresslergroup's studio space afterward for beer, snacks, and mingling!
The event is free, but space is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot! 

Registration Link: https://bresslergroup.ticketleap.com/how-trends-drive-innovation-in-product-design/
Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Bresslergroup
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

9:00am EDT

Sustainability in Textiles
Sustainability in Textiles:  The Jefferson Textile Design programs are hosting a two-day symposium on sustainable textiles: from conceptual design through production, manufacturing of the finished product and reuse/repurpose/recycling opportunities. Join invited guests, faculty, staff and students for presentations, discussions and exhibits exploring sustainability in textiles.  @TextileDesignatJefferson #TheThreadStartsHere
Featured speakers Wednesday 10/10:
9am--Laura Sansone "NYS Regional Textiles: The Spirit of Place"
11am--Hemp Black Research Team (Michael Savarie, Isabella Siravo, Lauren McGrath, Regan Marriner) "Hemp: An Eco-Experience"
1pm--Scott Kravet "Kravet: Sustainability in Textiles"
3pm--Manisha Patel "AATCC, Sustainability and Member Benefits"
Featured Speakers Thursday 10/11:
9:30am--Orkan Telhan, Biorealize, "Microbes Meet Forward-thinking Fashion"
11:30am--Joy Alaoui, MTL, "“Sustainability:  the realities an American specialty weaving mill faces striving to achieve both definitions of the word”
 
 

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Jefferson East Falls Campus

11:00am EDT

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Minima

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
 

9:30am EDT

Sustainability in Textiles
Sustainability in Textiles:  The Jefferson Textile Design programs are hosting a two-day symposium on sustainable textiles: from conceptual design through production, manufacturing of the finished product and reuse/repurpose/recycling opportunities. Join invited guests, faculty, staff and students for presentations, discussions and exhibits exploring sustainability in textiles.  @TextileDesignatJefferson #TheThreadStartsHere
Featured speakers Wednesday 10/10:
9am--Laura Sansone "NYS Regional Textiles: The Spirit of Place"
11am--Hemp Black Research Team (Michael Savarie, Isabella Siravo, Lauren McGrath, Regan Marriner) "Hemp: An Eco-Experience"
1pm--Scott Kravet "Kravet: Sustainability in Textiles"
3pm--Manisha Patel "AATCC, Sustainability and Member Benefits"
Featured Speakers Thursday 10/11:
9:30am--Orkan Telhan, Biorealize, "Microbes Meet Forward-thinking Fashion"
11:30am--Joy Alaoui, MTL, "“Sustainability:  the realities an American specialty weaving mill faces striving to achieve both definitions of the word”
 
 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Jefferson East Falls Campus

11:00am EDT

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Minima
 
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. 

For more details CLICK HERE

 
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

11:00am EDT

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Minima

4:00pm EDT

Lobo Mau Clothing and Printing Open House
Lobo Mau is Celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year with an open house PARTY! Come check out printing demos and the newest collection by renowned clothing design duo Nicole and Jordan Haddad.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
BOK Suite 501
  Open House

4:00pm EDT

Open Studio
Ann Roantree is a designer-weaver who specializes in the design and weaving of one of a kind and limited edition contemporary handwoven rugs and interior textiles. Ann works with architects, interior designers and with end users. www.roantreeweaves.com

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Bok

4:00pm EDT

Remark Glass- recycled bottle glass blowing demonstrations
By heating and shaping bottles one at a time, Remark Glass creates blown recycled glass barware, table top and decor. Each piece wears the hand of the craftsperson and the stamp of its mass produced past life proudly. Visit our studio to watch our locally sourced and energy efficient recycled glass blowing process!

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Remark Glass

6:00pm EDT

Please Do Not Touch: Book Signing and Discussion with Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell
Minima, the pair of luxury furniture galleries in Old City, along with Eileen Tognini, will host American design phenom Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell for a reading and book signing of the recently published memoir, please do not touch (and other things you could not do at the design store that changed design) on Friday October 12th at 6:00 pm. Co-authored with Moss’ life partner Franklin Getchell, the Rizzoli imprint recalls the 18 year love affair the world had with eponymously named MOSS, the Soho design and art emporium. Minima’s Friday evening open house is part of Sensory Design, the event series created by the Philadelphia Design District for DesignPhiladelphia 2018.
For nearly two decades MOSS was the place where design, art, luxury, and society mixed and mingled. Murray Moss, the impresario behind the concept store and managing partner Franklin Getchell, were the leading arbiters of good taste and the new throughout the 1990s and until the shop shuttered in 2012. Mixing high with low – think eighteenth-century porcelain standing inside museum quality, glass vitrines with 21st-century Tupperware – MOSS shifted the design conversation from the galleries of MoMA to a storefront in SoHo, and was singularly responsible for igniting the careers of international design stars such as Tord Boontje, Maarten Baas, Marcel Wanders, Hella Jongerius, and Monica Castiglioni, among others.
Together, but separately, Moss and Getchell spent two years writing from memory, keeping the deep dark secret stuff to a minimum, and editing their two memoirs into one witty and image heavy handbook. The resulting  Please do not touch (and other things you could not do at the design store that changed design) has provided a career intermezzo for the pair, and an inside glance for design aficionados on the world according to MOSS.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/please-do-not-touch-book-signing-and-discussion-tickets-49151071177
Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Minima
 
Saturday, October 13
 

10:00am EDT

Textile Design Open House
Jefferson Textile Design: The thread starts here. In the textile design programs, students turn innovative ideas into printed, woven and knitted products. The proven curriculum marries aesthetic and creative skills with the latest technologies. Close ties to industry partners ensure collaborative, real-world educational experiences.

Saturday October 13, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Jefferson East Falls Campus

11:00am EDT

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Minima
 


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