Establishing a New Centennial: Designs for Advancing Equality

Establishing a New Centennial: Designs for Advancing Equality

This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

2020 marks the anniversary of women winning the right to vote in public elections in the United States. Including women in the democratic process was a significant step towards fairness, however realizing true equality for all has yet to come.
Through the design process, designers focus on the end-users to solve problems and improve experiences. By addressing different perspectives, design can move us towards a more equitable society. DesignPhiladelphia is seeking projects, realized or unrealized, that have helped advance equality through the experience of its user. Projects to be considered look to establish a new equitable future.
This call is open to all designers who currently, or have, lived or worked in the Greater Philadelphia area. Selected projects from the open call will be exhibited alongside highlights of renowned designers, from both the Philadelphia region and globally, who have historically pushed passed boundaries of limitation.
DesignPhiladelphia will host, alongside guest curator, Christine Tan (designer and co-owner of Fork Spoon), select projects that speak to creating equality. This exhibition has been made possible by a grant received by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additionally, DesignPhiladelphia will be working with the region’s community to provide opportunities to young women interested in design through this exhibition.
All submissions need to be submitted by July 15, 2020.

Learn more and submit here.

Colleen Keefe

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Keith R. Breitfeller

Keith Breitfeller paints color fields with oil paint on canvas. The gradation is meditative and spiritual.…

Keith Breitfeller paints color fields with oil paint on canvas. The gradation is meditative and spiritual.…

Keith Breitfeller paints color fields with oil paint on canvas. The gradation is meditative and spiritual.…

Francesca Costanzo

Francesca Costanzo is a multi media artist in Philadelphia who uses her art as a form of journalism in order to change public…

Francesca Costanzo is a multi media artist in Philadelphia who uses her art as a form of journalism in order to change public opinion.…

Francesca Costanzo is a multi media artist in Philadelphia who uses her art as a form of journalism in order to change public opinion.…

Sarah Zwerling

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has…

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has completed site-specific commissions, including a large installation on view at…

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has completed site-specific commissions, including a large installation on view at the Philadelphia International…

Christina Penrose

Christina Penrose's work is a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage, and paint application. This…

Christina Penrose's work is a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage, and paint application. This process stimulates underlying themes that are at times autobiographical, political,…

Christina Penrose's work is a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage, and paint application. This process stimulates underlying themes that are at times autobiographical, political, environmental,…

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