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Our 2019 Design Philadelphia Top Ten List

CoLab Philadelphia, a community outreach platform with true curb appeal, will be unveiled during DesignPhiladelphia.
We’re looking forward to Design Philadelphia this week. When we're not hanging out in the "Secret Garden" at the Center for Architecture + Design, you'll find us at these festival events in support of design equity, good partners, and places we love. Hope to see you there!

CoLab Philadelphia: Building Healthier Communities Through Creative Placemaking
Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, October 13, 2019
121 North Columbus Boulevard

CoLab Philadelphia was developed through a Community Design Collaborative partnership with Impact Services, New Kensington CDC, KieranTimberlake, Ballinger, Cohere, and is anchored at Thomas Jefferson University's Health Design Lab. The CoLab PHL team unveils its new Airstream trailer, customized to support community engagement, and an interactive exhibition, The Heart of Community.

Spruce Street Commons Presents: Design as Protest Workshop with Bryan Lee Jr.
Friday, October 4, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location 215, 990 Spring Garden Street

Take a deep dive into design justice with Bryan Lee, Jr., Director of Design at Colloqate, a multidisciplinary nonprofit practice focused on expanding community access to, and building power through the design of social, civic, and cultural spaces.

Hidden in Plain Site: Opening Reception and Exhibition
Opening Reception
Friday, October 4, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poggenpohl Studio Philadelphia, 230 North 2nd Street

Hidden in Plain Site is an exhibition that explores what happens when graphic designers and architects are set loose on the city in search of inspiration.

Outdoor Festival | DESIGN IMMERSION
Saturday, October 5, 2019
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North 3rd Street between Arch and Race Streets

The Philadelphia Design District’s designers, architects and artists take over 3rd Street with installations, demonstrations and random moments of sheer beauty. Visitors are invited to enjoy the new spirit of Old City design in a unique and unexpected way.

Modern Mobility
Monday, October 7, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cherry Street Pier, 121 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard

How will the future design of Philadelphia affect how we live and commute within the city? Modern Mobility is a panel convening industry leaders within the space to explore how the future of design will affect our city.

Fishtown Floral Crawl
Monday, October 7, 2019 throughWednesday, October 9, 2019
Various locations in Fishtown

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!

HomeSweetHood - Harbisons Dairy Construction Tour and Martha Bar Dinner
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harbison's Dairy, 20212 Dreer Street

Find out what’s happening under that iconic Harbison’s milk bottle with a hard hat tour followed by drinks at Martha Bar.

How Can Cities Adapt for Tomorrow?
Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stantec, 1500 Spring Garden, Suite 1100

An interdisciplinary panel of design and industry professionals discuss how grassroots engagement and integrated design can fundamentally remake Philadelphia and other cities.

Fast Forward >> Philly 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture + Design, 1218 Arch Street

Capture lighting in a bottle with these lightning talks about what’s next for Philly.

Friday, October 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Huddle, 338 Brown Street

How was graphic design done before digital? This group show takes sixteen graphic designers back to the pencil, T square, X-acto blade, and other media including clay, fiber, and paint.



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