PhilaU Hosts Innovative Programming During DesignPhiladelphia Festival

Philadelphia University will host a number of creative, hands-on and educational programs as part of DesignPhiladelphia, the 11th annual citywide festival celebrating art, architecture and all things design. The festival, Oct. 8-16, will offer more than 130 events at universities, cultural institutions, manufacturers, galleries, city agencies and startups across the region.

PhilaU events include a workshop on artifact-based learning at The Design Center at Philadelphia University (Oct. 8); a Pecha Kucha night with industrial design alumni (Oct. 8); a screen-printing workshop (Oct. 10); a symposium on the emerging discipline of surface imaging (Oct. 13); and the 2015 Geodesign Forum (Oct. 16).

For more information or to register:

A Mile in Her Shoes: Artifact-Based Learning at Philadelphia University
Thursday, October 8
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: The Design Center at Philadelphia University

TDC imageMarcella Martin, curator of the Design Center’s textile and costume collection and lecturer, will share her experience teaching through the use of artifacts and hands-on learning activities. Participants will work in groups to design a product using unconventional materials, with shoes from the PhilaU collection as inspiration. For more information, click here.

Industrial Design Alumni Pecha Kucha
Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Hayward Hall 012

Philadelphia University will kick off its new PhilaU Nexus Design Factory collaboration space at this event with a celebration of industrial design education in Philadelphia. Alumni of numerous design programs in the city are invited to attend and show images of what they have been working on since graduation. For more information, click here.

Textile Design Screen Printing Workshop
: Saturday, October 10
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Hayward Hall 004

Join the PhilaU textile design team for a fun, hand screen-printing workshop. Learn how to create a simple pattern and screen print on various fabrics. Participants will swap screens to create richly layered, collaborative designs. For more information, click here.

Surface Imaging Symposium: SHIFT from Discipline Specific to Transdisciplinary
Tuesday, October 13
Time: 5 to 9 p.m.
Location: Paul J. Gutman Library

Surface Imaging is an emerging discipline that allows designers to develop imagery for various physical forms using the latest digital-printing technologies. The M.S. in Surface Imaging program at Philadelphia University will host this symposium featuring speakers from the surface imaging and digital printing industries. For more information, click here

geodesign image2015 GeoDesign Forum
Date: Friday, October 16
Time: 1 to 7 p.m.
Location: Lawrence N. Field DEC Center

The 3rd annual Geodesign Forum at Philadelphia University will bring together design practitioners, educators and students of the built environment who are interested not only in the SHIFT of Philadelphia’s changing skyline and urban landscape, but also the SHIFT in enabling technology (especially 3D) which helps us better understand, plan and design for, measure, and visualize changes to the landscape via geodesign. For more information, click here.

Read coverage of PhilaU and DesignPhiladelphia in Philly Voice and Justluxe.

For more information about DesignPhiladelphia events, click here.


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