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.

Howard Brunner
Howard Brunner
Mixed media artist exploring both abstract and representational compositions of cityscapes, often rendered through the use of pattern, line, and gradation.
Justin Rubich
Justin Rubich

Mixed media artist exploring both abstract and representational compositions of cityscapes, often rendered through the use…

Mixed media artist exploring both abstract and representational compositions of cityscapes, often rendered through the use of pattern, line, and gradation.…

Mixed media artist exploring both abstract and representational compositions of cityscapes, often rendered through the use of pattern, line, and gradation.…

Composing in series, and often series within series, all of my projects from the past couple of decades have dealt with social issues, and more recently have embraced text as both content and image:

*  states of mind as one-word declarations (SO I WAS, LIKE....)

* the interior lives of artists (DESIDERATUM)

* odd courting and mating habits in the animal kingdom that sometimes echo our own (RE:PRODUCTION – Portraits)
* the dysfunction of todays politics seen through an historical perspective (WHEEL, DEAL, STEAL, THEN SPIN)

* death – it’s customs, euphemisms, architecture (THE FINAL FRONTIER)

* profiling and identity (The MARK Portraits)

* violence in America (TOKENS, PRECIS, HARBINGERS AND HERALDS, AMERICAN PIE, EIKONS)
E. Sherman Hayman
E. Sherman Hayman

Composing in series, and often series within series, all of my projects from the past couple of decades have dealt with social…

Composing in series, and often series within series, all of my projects from the past couple of decades have dealt with social issues, and more recently have embraced text as both content and image:

*…

Composing in series, and often series within series, all of my projects from the past couple of decades have dealt with social issues, and more recently have embraced text as both content and image:

* states of mind as…

Nicholas Kripal is an InLiquid artist member.
Nicholas Kripal
Nicholas Kripal

Nicholas Kripal is an InLiquid artist member.…

Nicholas Kripal is an InLiquid artist member.…

Nicholas Kripal is an InLiquid artist member.…

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop, scroll and leaf. For me, they express an allusion to mortality, matter and energy fields.
Chris Curchin
Chris Curchin

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop,…

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop, scroll and leaf. For me, they express an allusion to mortality, matter and energy…

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop, scroll and leaf. For me, they express an allusion to mortality, matter and energy fields.…

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