Jefferson to Host Events During DesignPhiladelphia Oct. 4-14

International Textile Alliance Design Symposium will feature a series of lectures, presentations and roundtable discussions on the state-of-the-art in the textile design, textile manufacturing and home furnishings industries.

The International Textile Alliance Design Symposium will feature lectures, presentations and roundtable discussions on the state-of-the-art in the textile design, textile manufacturing and home furnishings industries.

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Jefferson University) will once again sponsor and be a key contributor to DesignPhiladelphia, the citywide celebration of design across disciplines that will be held Oct. 4-14.

The festival will highlight the work of thousands of local designers, architects and creative professionals to demonstrate Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st-century city shaped by thoughtful design, collaborative business practices and community engagement.

“DesignPhiladelphia is an essential event for any architecture or design program in Philadelphia to participate in,” said James Doerfler, director of Jefferson’s architecture programs and the Cheryl Smith, AIA, Chair for Architecture. “It is the most important yearly design event that connects the city to its design community.”

Check out the events Jefferson will host during the festival in East Falls and Center City:

Kickoff Party 2017
Five curated design teams will feature a series of installations that will spark conversation and peak curiosity. Tickets include light hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beverages.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6-10 p.m.; Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust St.

The Merge Exhibition will showcase the design and construction talents of students from the Finishing Trades Institute and Jefferson.

The Merge Exhibition will showcase the design and construction talents of students from the Finishing Trades Institute and Jefferson.

Textile Tectonics
The exhibit presents student projects from Jefferson’s interdisciplinary design and experimental architecture (IDEA) studio. This year’s studio explores cross-disciplinary frontiers among architecture, textile design and engineering.
All festival, opening Oct. 4, 8 a.m.; Hamilton Lobby, 1001 Locust St.

Merge Exhibition
This design-build installation will showcase the design and construction talents of students from the Finishing Trades Institute and Jefferson.
All festival, opening Oct. 4, 12 p.m.; Lubert Plaza, 1001 Locust St.

International Textile Alliance Design Symposium
The symposium will feature a series of lectures, presentations and roundtable discussions on the state-of-the-art in the textile design, textile manufacturing and home furnishings industries.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 12:30-6 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Hayward Hall 005

Graphic Medicine Kick-Off
MEDstudio@JEFF’s Graphic Medicine program explores how visual narratives communicate complex ideas, transcending verbal language to help build better communication for all.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m.; Hamilton Auditorium/Conrady Lobby, 1001 Locust St.

Tom Judd Creates His an Apple a Day Chalkboard Mural
MEDstudio@JEFF’s Graphic Medicine program explores how visual narratives communicate complex ideas, transcending verbal language to help build better communication for all. This first installment of MEDstudio’s Graphic Medicine with artist Tom Judd, Philabundance and Mural Arts Philadelphia investigates the way mural-making can help us understand hunger in the Delaware Valley.
Friday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. – Saturday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m.; Lubert Plaza, 1001 Locust St.

MEDstudio@JEFF’s Graphic Medicine program explores how visual narratives communicate complex ideas.

MEDstudio@JEFF’s Graphic Medicine program will explore how visual narratives communicate complex ideas.

Surface Imaging Open House
The surface imaging program will hold ongoing printing demonstrations in both the textile/porous and surface imaging/non-porous printing labs. Visitors may bring their own flash drive with a digital image and see it printed on a sample surface to take home.
Friday, Oct. 6, 1-5 p.m.; Hayward Hall

GIS, 3D Modeling and Geodesign for Sustainable Design and Development
The forum will focus on the role geodesign technology and modeling plays in the planning and design of the built environment for sustainable, active and healthier communities that promote a strong sense of well-being.
Friday, Oct. 6, 1-5 p.m.; Bluemle Life Sciences Building, 233 S. 10th St.

Textile Design Open House
Explore the world of textile design through studio tours, creative demonstrations and opportunities to view student work. All the Jefferson textile design facilities will be open.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; East Falls Campus

Textile Design Workshop
See the world of textile design through this series of hands-on workshops, studio tours, demonstrations and exhibits of student work. Explore screen printing, hand weaving and machine knitting, with an emphasis on the textile designer’s approach and process.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Textile Design Studio, East Falls Campus

20 Years of Jefferson Industrial Design
Jefferson’s industrial design program is 20 years old. Celebrate with a series of presentations of alumni work, followed by a panel discussion on the state of industrial design in Philadelphia.
Monday, Oct. 9, 6:30-9 p.m.; Jefferson Nexus Design Factory, East Falls Campus

In the Art Therapy Workshop, participants will learn about art therapy as a dynamic approach to mental health, counseling and healing.

In the Art Therapy Workshop,
participants will learn about art therapy as a dynamic approach to mental health, counseling and healing.

Art Therapy Workshop
Participants will learn about art therapy as a dynamic approach to mental health, counseling and healing.
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Kanbar Performance Space

Merge and the Future of Education and the Next Generation Workforce
This visible display of partnership and collaboration between the Finishing Trades Institute and Jefferson allowed architecture students and glazier craft workers to complement their classroom instruction with real-life experiences.
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5-7:30 p.m.; Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch St.

Introduction to Biophilic Design – Helena Van Vliet AIA
This lecture and workshop builds on our innate human spatial preferences and their origins, purpose and relevance for designers in meeting today’s environmental and health challenges.
Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30-9 p.m.; SEED Center, East Falls Campus

SEED Design Course
Design professionals will learn skills and methods to actively engage in “Public Interest Design” with a curriculum structured around the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) process and metric.
Friday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m. – Saturday, Oct. 14, 5 p.m.; The DEC Center, East Falls Campus

Closing Reception and Discussion on Ending Hunger in Philadelphia
MEDstudio@JEFF’s Graphic Medicine program explores how visual narratives communicate complex ideas, transcending verbal language to help build better communication for all. This first installment of MEDstudio’s Graphic Medicine with artist Tom Judd, Philabundance and Mural Arts Philadelphia investigates the way mural-making can help us understand hunger in the Delaware Valley.
Saturday, Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m.; Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, Conrady Lobby, 1001 Locust St.

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