PennPraxis

Jono Sanders and Philip Chang assemble elements of the sculpture, which will be on display during September 2016.

Jono Sanders and Philip Chang assemble elements of the sculpture, which will be on display during September 2016.

BLOSSOM Interactive is a 2016 PennPraxis Social Impact project aimed at raising much-needed funds and awareness around food security and hunger in the Philadelphia region.
PennDesign students Nikita Jathan (MArch '18) and Margaret Gregg  (MArch '18) raise funds at PennDesign bake sale

PennDesign students Nikita Jathan (MArch '18) and Margaret Gregg  (MArch '18) raise funds at PennDesign bake sale

Serenity Soular, a 2016 PennPraxis Social Impact Project, is proud to announce that it has reached its campaign goal of $10,920, money which will go towards the Serenity House solar installation in ear
Fringe Arts Building.

Fringe Arts Building. Photo: Halkin Mason Photography, Building: WRT

On April 11, 2016, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present the next installment of Praxis Dialogues, a ser
Workshop in progress. Audience seated at tables with projection in background

Setting the stage.  Photo credit: Alison Miner, Philadelphia Museum of Art

On February 22, 2016, PennPraxis, together with the Penn Institute for Urban Research (PennIUR) hosted a workshop in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s (PMA) exhibit featuring the work of Bruce Mau, entitled Work on What you Love.
Kleinman Center gathering.  Image Credit: Lou Caltabiano 

Kleinman Center gathering.  Image Credit: Lou Caltabiano 

On December 1, 2015, PennPraxis kicked off the first event in a new series called Praxis Dialogues, a program to gather design professionals, practitioners, leaders, and students to discuss ideas and issues of
Map of Philadelphia with "Social Impact Projects" over it

Social Impact Projects took place across Philadelphia and beyond. (Credit: Doug Breuer)

On Monday, November 30th, PennPraxis, together with PennDesign Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor and the Dean’s Office, celebrated the finale of the first year of Social Impact Projects, and announced a second round of funding to encourage student work in the coming year.
Students Doug Breuer, Allison Koll, and Clay Gruber (all MLA/MArch '18) complete installation of planting structure and bench for Southeast by Southeast in South Philadelphia. All materials were reclaimed from Revolution Recovery and repurposed for use by the community. Photo credit: Gordon Stillman.

Students Doug Breuer, Allison Koll, and Clay Gruber (all MLA/MArch '18) complete installation of planting structure and bench for Southeast by Southeast in South Philadelphia. All materials were reclaimed from Revolution Recovery and repurposed for use by the community. Photo credit: Gordon Stillman.

After months of dialogue, planning, design, and fabrication, PennPraxis’ Social Impact Project “WasteNot” joined community members in Southeast Philadelphia fo
Ken Lum kicks off the conversation.

Ken Lum kicks off the conversation. Image Credit: Lou Caltabiano

On April 11, 2016, PennPraxis hosted the second installment of Praxis Dialogues, an ongoing program co-hosted with PlanPhilly to gather design professionals, practitioners, leaders, and students to discuss the constantly shifting concept
Chalk art on pavement saying "welcome"
The PennDesign Dean’s Office and PennPraxis are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Social Impact Projects.
The gantry and beach provided an access point to North Brother Island. The smokestacks are the most visible built fabric from the Bronx shore. Photo by Andrea Haley.

The gantry and beach provided an access point to North Brother Island. The smokestacks are the most visible built fabric from the Bronx shore. Photo by Andrea Haley.

Even as the Spring semester is now in full swing, work from the Fall is not forgotten. Yimei Zhang (HSPV/CPLN '16) writes about a site visit to North Brother Island for Fall HSPV Studio 701.
Bruce Mau Buttons
PennPraxis and the Penn Institute for Urban Research are partnering with the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) to work in conjunction with their exhibition highlighting the career of world-renowned
Eyes on the Street: Praxis dialogue, the 'public good' in practice
From PlanPhilly.com: On December 1, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will kick off Praxis Dialogues, the first in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice, and how it informs and affects the design and use of spaces in the public realm.

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