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Thursday, October 4
 

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
 
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
 
Tuesday, October 9
 

6:30pm EDT

A Philly State of Mind: Re-imagining the Philly Brand Through Design Thinking
A Philly State of Mind: Reimaging the Philadelphia Brand Using Design Thinking is an interactive program that focused on the idea that with its renewed energy, Philly is beccoming more than ust a place on the map, it's becoming a state of mind that more people are embracing. Philadelphia is going through a renaissance that involves economic development, gentriciation, a booming arts, culture and foodie scene with an anchor in a diverse history. What are all the ways it could add value in the future to the United States and to the world? Join us for a few playful(and thoughtful) hours of sensemaking and placemaking to experiment with designing the brand story of Philadelphia from the perspective of "Philadelphia as a state of mind." Join Natalie Nixon, PhD of Figure 8 Thinking and Gary Kopervas, VP Brand Strategy and Story Development of 20nine, a Creative Brand Agency as they work with the group to bring this idea to life using design thinking principles and practices through a series of orchestrated "design sprints."

Registration Link: https://20nine.ticketleap.com/phillystateofmind/
Cost: FREE

 
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
 


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