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.

Allen Spencer & Deborah Imler
Melinda Steffy

Through abstract geometric paintings, Philadelphia artist Melinda Steffy translates music into color patterns, exploring…

Through abstract geometric paintings, Philadelphia artist Melinda Steffy translates music into color patterns, exploring ideas of translation, information and data, and how music weaves throughout human…

Through abstract geometric paintings, Philadelphia artist Melinda Steffy translates music into color patterns, exploring ideas of translation, information and data, and how music weaves throughout human experience. Melinda…

Bradford White Fiske

Fiske employs metallic paints and iridescent pigments to establish a surface that suggests a depth that hints at elements…

Fiske employs metallic paints and iridescent pigments to establish a surface that suggests a depth that hints at elements not quite identifiable or understood…

Fiske employs metallic paints and iridescent pigments to establish a surface that suggests a depth that hints at elements not quite identifiable or understood…

Jennifer Zwilling

Jennifer Adele Zwilling is an independent curator and educator actively exploring both the contemporary and historical creative…

Jennifer Adele Zwilling is an independent curator and educator actively exploring both the contemporary and historical creative life of Philadelphia.…

Jennifer Adele Zwilling is an independent curator and educator actively exploring both the contemporary and historical creative life of Philadelphia.…

John Y. Wind

John Y. Wind is an InLiquid artist member.…

John Y. Wind is an InLiquid artist member.…

John Y. Wind is an InLiquid artist member.…

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