Philadelphia is a unique environment with a strong history and tradition in design, manufacturing, and architecture. The days of being called “the workshop of the world” are in the past, but Philadelphia’s identity as a hub for creative activity never vanished - instead it was transformed. The opportunities for design exploration and innovation through the wealth of cultural institutions, universities, and an expanding entrepreneurial base are endless.
In this setting, the DesignPhiladelphia Festival emerged in 2005 to identify, celebrate and raise the profile of this city’s creative economy, all 50,000+ of them. In addition, DesignPhiladelphia demonstrates Philadelphiaâ€™s reemergence as a 21st century city - one shaped by design, technology, and collaborative business practices.
Erin Allsman, APR | Brownstien Group
Anthony Bracali, AIA, LEED AP | Friday Architects/Planners, Inc.
David Fierabend | Groundswell Design Group
Maureen Ferguson | communications consultant
Neil Kleinman | Corzo Center for Creative Economy, UArts
Diana Lind | Philly.com
Beth Miller | Community Design Collaborative
Dan Shepelavy | Brownstein Group
Elise Vider | Elise Vider Editorial Services