October 7 – 17, 2010
A city-wide design festival, partnered with the University of the Arts, DesignPhiladelphia aims to further this region’s creative design economy.
Philadelphia is a unique environment for design exploration and development – an incubator for students and professionals alike. DesignPhiladelphia showcases the role that design has played historically in Philadelphia, and celebrates the city’s contemporary significance as a center for creative advancement.
Through a host of events, this initiative unites the creative disciplines – from architecture to interior design, fashion to product design, multi-media to graphic design. Lectures, symposia, open studios and round table discussions create opportunities for people to connect across design categories. Street happenings and public installations expand general awareness of the power design has in our everyday lives. DesignPhiladelphia places Philadelphia in the spotlight as a center for innovation and vibrancy.