The academic year opens with the School's Fall Lectures Series, beginning with William Cobbett of The Cities Alliance and concluding with renowned graphic designer Stafan Sagmeister. The theme is inspired by a statement from featured conversant Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, who critically engages the materiality of architecture and calls for boundary-breaking designs that embody the qualities of a rainbow. - Read More.
The nation's largest celebration of its kind, DesignPhiladelphia is a city-wide initiative featuring 450+ designers--from architecture to interior design, fashion to product design, multimedia to graphic design. Not surprisingly, PennDesign alumni, faculty and students are well-represented. Events like "Not a Vacant Lot" offer provocative programming to call attention to Philadelphia’s pervasive vacancy problem and the potential of lots to be reinvented as major urban assets. - Read More.
Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor is pleased to announce a number of appointments and promotions across the School of Design. SHOWN: Nancy Davenport, a new Assistant Professor in Fine Arts. Davenport’s teaching, commitment to cross-disciplinary exchange, and international reputation as a significant artist working in the fields of photography, animation, and digital media will make her a valued member of the standing faculty- Read More