After moving the sculpture to Philabundance in April, BLOSSOM Interactive celebrated volunteers and employees at the South Philly office through the spring and summer.
Established in the spring of 2015, Social Impact Projects have become a key PennPraxis initiative.
As the center for applied research, outreach, and practice at PennDesign, PennPraxis has quietly but steadily become a go-to source for expert analysis and perspective on how to make Philadelphia—and cities around the United States—more livable and equitable. It has also become central to the School’s mission of advancing the public good in training the next generation of artists, designers, and planners. This summer PennDesign Dean Frederick Steiner appointed Ellen Neises to be its next executive director.
West Fairmount Park is an area with incredible amenities born of a rich history.
“Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving.” -IDEO
“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature…of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system.” –Bill Mollison, 1978
With the emergence of a new West Philadelphia-Center City “Innovation District,” supported by the growth of Philadelphia’s universities, businesses and health institutions, the historically industr
The Parkside Fresh Food Fest is a 6 (six) event series that seeks to build community, utilize common public space, and provide fresh food access in the East Parkside neighborhood of Philadelph
In September 2016, PennPraxis conducted survey research at the inaugural Philly Free Streets event on behalf of OpenStreetsPHL and the Knight Foundation.
Sprouting Possibilities is a collaborative project funded by PennPraxis and built on the shared vision of using trees to demonstrate the cyclical nature of growth and development to activate vacant land and strengthen communities.
Between March 31-April 2, approximately 300 volunteers from PennDesign and Wharton participated in the Spring 2017 Rebuilding Together Philadelphia Block Build. These student volunteers accomplished vital repairs in 10 houses in Philadelphia’s Mantua neighborhood.