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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

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
EPAM

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
 
Friday, October 5
 

6:00pm EDT

Fast Forward >> Philly
Join us for the 7th annual Fast Forward, a DesignPhiladelphia festival event! A lineup of presenters from various creative backgrounds will Fast Forward through 20 slides at 20 seconds each to answer one question: What's next for Philly? The conversation continues offstage over light refreshments. Learn more at www.fastforwardphilly.blogspot.com.
Can't attend in person? Check out the event via livestream!
For more information, email FastForwardPhilly(at)gmail.com.

Registration Link: https://philadelphiacfa.ticketleap.com/fast-forward--philly-2018/
Cost: $0 with pre-registration by 9/28, $5 after and at the door

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Philadelphia Center for Architecture + Design

6:00pm EDT

First Friday at Land Collective
DAVID RUBIN Land Collective is a landscape architecture and urban design studio committed to practicing with an emphasis on socially-purposeful design strategies. The studio is dedicated to crafting landscapes that create positive change through cross-disciplinary collaborations and the synthesis of art, technology and the social sciences. The gallery at Land Collective, featuring the studio's antique landscape and garden tool collection, will be open 6-8pm for the Old City Design Crawl.

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Land Collective
 
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

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

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
 

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
 
Thursday, October 11
 

5:00pm EDT

AGRITECTURE: Blurring the Line Between Farm and City
Register Here
Join Erdy McHenry Architecture for our annual DesignPhiladelphia celebration!
As the world population is set to approach 10 billion by 2050, humanity reckons with an agricultural infrastructure that is not only insufficient - but also wasteful, polluting, and prone to drought and famine. 
Agritecture explores the inevitable assimilation of two worlds through aspiration, investigation and execution: from forward-thinking greenhouses in Ohio to sky-scraper farms in the UK.
Join us for a lively panel discussion with featured speaker Dickson Despommier and urban farmers at Philly Microgreens, as we examine food security issues from agro to agora followed by a cocktail reception with our guests and panelists.
This event is free and open to everyone, register at www.EMAgritecture.com 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Erdy McHenry Architecture
 
Friday, October 12
 

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

4:00pm EDT

Short Form Animation Screening
Mozilla is a non-profit organization that is committed to keeping the Internet a healthy place for everyone. I create short form animations and illustrations to support this mission. Swing by my studio to see a screening of all the different animated content I've created for them so far :)

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
The Bok, Studio #504

4:00pm EDT

Toner Architects and LANDAU Design + Technology Open House
Toner Architects is a full service architecture firm founded with one singular goal in mind; collaborate with clients who enjoy the process of design, architecture, and building. LANDAU Design+Technology is a new venture by Chris Landau of OLIN. LANDAU’s mission is to bring parametric design and visualization to a diversity of design firms.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Bok
 
Saturday, October 13
 

3:00pm EDT

IN THE ARTIST’S VOICE: RICARDO RIVERA
Collab at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Center for Architecture + Design invite you to meet video and light artist Ricardo Rivera, Creative Director and co-founder of Philadelphia-based Klip Collective, for a public conversation on place-making though art and design. Klip Collective is an experiential art shop that integrates projection lighting and storytelling to create compelling experiences.
$20 (members free) includes Museum admission; reception for Collab members to follow (Join Collab) | Space is limited – Advanced registration required: 215.684.7722 or FriendsRSVP@philamuseum.org

Cost: $20

Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Perelman Building
 


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