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DesignPhilly Virtual Update

By Elizabeth Paul on May 07, 2020

Thank you to all who joined our call last week to hear about our “Plan B” for DesignPhiladelphia 2020.  In case you missed the call, here are the highlights: What We Are Planning:The Festival is still happening, October 7-18, 2020.  The programming will be all virtual. If we can gather, then we will re-evaluate, but for now. It’s all virtual.  Programming Deadline to Submit is June 29, 2020.Collaboration with other organizations and design festivals around the world.Focused Virtual Best in Emerging Design Competition + ExhibitionSignature Virtual Programs on select festival... READ MORE

A Message From the Center for Architecture and Design Leadership: We Need Your Support.

By Elizabeth Paul on May 01, 2020

Help us continue our programming this fall and keep our doors open and accessible to everyone.Dear Friends,Over the past month, all of us have been adapting to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives, our work, and our homes. We have talked with hundreds of you and will continue to hear your stories and share ours because although it's perhaps cliché at this is true. We will only get through this together. We certainly miss seeing all of your faces at the Center for Architecture and Design - over the past 12 years, 1218 Arch Street has become this tremendous... READ MORE

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