Category Archives: Innovation

Fashion & Textiles Futures Center–Summer Renovations

It’s a very exciting time here on campus.  The major renovation to our textile and fashion studios has begun!  We had a hectic month of May, packing the studios in preparation for the construction.  This is what the Textile Design studio… Continue reading

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Fashion & Textiles Futures Center–Summer Renovations

It’s a very exciting time here on campus.  The major renovation to our textile and fashion studios has begun!  We had a hectic month of May, packing the studios in preparation for the construction.  This is what the Textile Design studio… Continue reading

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Nike Visit Inspires!

Jay Meschter, Vice President of Innovation Exploration, of Nike’s innovation kitchen visited Philadelphia University today to speak about design and exploration. Providing case studies and speaking to students about successes and missed opportunities i… Continue reading

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Nike Visit Inspires!

Jay Meschter, Vice President of Innovation Exploration, of Nike’s innovation kitchen visited Philadelphia University today to speak about design and exploration. Providing case studies and speaking to students about successes and missed opportunities i… Continue reading

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Textile Design bringing a Brighter Future: Abeer Seikaly, Weaving a Home

Photo by Abeer Seikaly,You can see her inspiration from snake skin and weaving in the construction of these tentsA mobile living space that folds easy for transport, collects rainwater and solar energy, and is 4 season capable? It seems like an impossi… Continue reading

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Textile Design bringing a Brighter Future: Abeer Seikaly, Weaving a Home

Photo by Abeer Seikaly,You can see her inspiration from snake skin and weaving in the construction of these tentsA mobile living space that folds easy for transport, collects rainwater and solar energy, and is 4 season capable? It seems like an impossi… Continue reading

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Exhibitions Not to Miss: GROWTH AND FORM: GLASS AND SILK SCULPTURES · SARA BAKKEN

Tomorrow night, March 11th at 6:00pm at the National Liberty Museum (321 Chestnut Street, Phila, PA)Sara Bakken and Eva Shelley will be participating in the first Wednesday Night Market.From the National Liberty Museum’s site: “Eva has been a long supp… Continue reading

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Exhibitions Not to Miss: GROWTH AND FORM: GLASS AND SILK SCULPTURES · SARA BAKKEN

Tomorrow night, March 11th at 6:00pm at the National Liberty Museum (321 Chestnut Street, Phila, PA)Sara Bakken and Eva Shelley will be participating in the first Wednesday Night Market.From the National Liberty Museum’s site: “Eva has been a long supp… Continue reading

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Fine art and innovation

Photo:  Marcel Dzama, Une danse des bouffons  I had some really interesting conversations with a few faculty members after my last blog entry on creative inquiry and its practices, and have begun to think more about the role of fine …

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Flyknit Technology @ Nike

Ben Shaffer, Studio Director at Nike’s Innovation Kitchen, introduces the core principles of Nike Flyknit technology: Lightness, Performance, Formfitting and Sustainability. Continue reading

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