Speaking of great Festivals in Philadelphia, get ready for the 13th year of DesignPhiladelphia – the oldest design festival in the country. DesignPhiladelphia features the work of architects, local designers and all creative types. For 10 days, several locations throughout the city such as universities and cultural institutions will host a wide variety of events including fashion shows, workshops, studio tours, special exhibitions and more. In order to make your life a little easier, [ 2 one 5 ] selected 10 events for you to attend during this year’s of DesignPhiladelphia. Check it out!
1) The Kickoff Party, of course!
Come check out a series of installations, complimentary beverages (with ticket purchase) and craft beer from Flying Fish Crafthouse! Oct. 4th from 6PM to 10PM. Tickets here.
2) By Design
Describe a design of yours that floundered and/or flew – a life design, love design, work design, art design and your anonymous answers will turn into an unscripted performance. How is improv designed? Oct. 13th from 8PM until 9:30PM. More info & tickets here.
3) More Mindful: How to Boost Creativity and Collaboration in Your Workplace
This event promises to guide you on how you can do better at work by boosting your creativity and mindfulness. Needless to say, [2 one 5] is quite excited for this one! Oct. 6th from 6PM to 7:30PM. Free event! More info here.
4) Dream House!
FWM’s studios invites you to create a design of your dream house. You will get to screen print and customize your creation. All skills are welcome and materials will be provided. Free event! Oct. 6th from 4PM to 6PM. More info here.
5) Morning Session – Build your own furniture
If you are a fan of workshops this event is for you. Be ready to learn more about the furniture making process – from the idea to the final design. How is technology changing the way this industry works? Come find out, more info here. Oct. 7th from 11AM to 1PM.
6) Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies
Come experience a major site-specific artwork from the artist Cai Guo-Qiang at the lovely Benjamin Franklin Parkway. These lanterns were handcrafted by the artist in Quanzhou, China. Oct. 5th at 6:00PM & Oct. 8th at 10:00PM. More info here.
7) Exhibition Walkthroughs With The Curators
Big Objects Not Always Silent is an exhibition currently on view at The Institute of Contemporary Art. This is the chance to meet the curators and let them guide you throughout the entire exhibition. Free Event! Oct. 12th from 6:30PM until 8PM. More info here.
8) Design Makes Me Happy
What makes you happy? For designers, it’s design! This is a live podcast recording about people sharing their deep passion for design and why it brings them so much joy. Stay for a while and catch a moderated conversation afterwards. Free event! Oct. 9th from 5:30PM to 8PM. More info here.
9) Art Therapy Workshop
We already know that art heals most wounds, but how exactly? This workshop offers participants the chance to learn more in depth about the use of art in psychotherapy. Let’s heal together! Free event. Oct. 10th from 9:30AM until 12:30PM. More info here.
10) Fast Forward >> Philly
Come find out what’s next for Philly when it comes to architecture. Oct. 13th from 6PM until 8PM. More info & tickets here.
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