Design Is A Thread Through Everything

  • FlyingKite.com previews this year’s DesignPhiladelphia, which beging this Thursday, October 13. Steadily gaining momentum and nationwide respect, the festival showcases the city’s prowess in all things design—hoping to prove that good design can push “America into a trajectory towards economic strength.” For a complete listing of events (mostly free), check HERE.
  • VIADUCTgreene is sponsoring Soaring and Submersive, a two-part DesignPhiladelphia conversation and walking tour of the possibilities afforded by Reading Viaduct Project. Hidden City’s own Harry Kyriakodis will help lead the tour of the City Branch.
  • PlanPhilly looks at this past Friday’s grand opening of “LOOK! On Lancaster Avenue.” The sixteen-piece public art exhibition in Mantua is designed to reenergize vacant spaces, increasing interest, activity, and foot traffic all at once.
  • The Inquirer reports that Penn has received a $2.5 million donation from Keith and Katherine Stein Sachs, dedicated towards creating a visiting design professorship, as well as more broadly supporting the the School of Design.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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