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.

Jen McCleary works are imaginative and dream-like mixed-media and digital collage inspired by science, nature, wonder, and symbolism.
Jen McCleary
Jen McCleary

Jen McCleary works are imaginative and dream-like mixed-media and digital collage inspired by science, nature, wonder, and…

Jen McCleary works are imaginative and dream-like mixed-media and digital collage inspired by science, nature, wonder, and symbolism. …

Jen McCleary works are imaginative and dream-like mixed-media and digital collage inspired by science, nature, wonder, and symbolism. …

Blythe Hoyle
Blythe Hoyle
Kathy is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and collage. She creates surfaces that manipulate our perception of figures and spaces, with breaks in logical forms and competing perspectives.
Kathy Loev Putnam
Kathy Loev Putnam

Kathy is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and collage. She creates surfaces…

Kathy is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and collage. She creates surfaces that manipulate our perception of figures and spaces, with breaks in logical…

Kathy is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and collage. She creates surfaces that manipulate our perception of figures and spaces, with breaks in logical forms and competing…

Alice Gonglewski's work explores the symbolism of home both through her stick figure constructions, and meditative still life paintings.
Alice Gonglewski
Alice Gonglewski

Alice Gonglewski's work explores the symbolism of home both through her stick figure constructions, and meditative still…

Alice Gonglewski's work explores the symbolism of home both through her stick figure constructions, and meditative still life paintings.…

Alice Gonglewski's work explores the symbolism of home both through her stick figure constructions, and meditative still life paintings.…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration. Her work is about how we are all connected through the commonality of everyday elements.
Phyllis Gorsen
Phyllis Gorsen

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration.…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration. Her work is…

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