October 1, 2018Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Egan is Artist-in-Residence at Penn
Author Jennifer Egan, C’85, is Artist-in-Residence in the Department of English for the 2018-19 year. The Pulitzer Prize winner will work with students and faculty, as well as share her work through public events.
October 1, 2018DesignPhiladelphia’s ‘Best in Design’ Award Went to Graduates of the Integrated Product Design Program (IPD) and IPD Executive Director Sarah Rottenberg
Lia: The Flushable Pregnancy Test was first developed by Anna Couturier-Simpson (MS’14) and Bethany Edwards (MS’14) while they were students in IPD, which is a joint offering of the School of Design, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Wharton School.
October 1, 2018PennDesign Studios Tackle Disaster Recovery Planning and Design in Puerto Rico
For the past month, master’s students in the City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture programs have been collecting research around the problems facing Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the deadly 2017 hurricane season. The studios are united in their approach: Bringing long-range, systems-oriented thinking to a host of ongoing environmental, economic, infrastructural and spatial problems that were exacerbated but not caused by the hurricanes’ devastation.
October 1, 2018Monument Lab: Report to the City
What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? Last year, over 250,000 Philadelphians and visitors engaged this question in a citywide exhibition curated by Monument Lab and produced with Mural Arts Philadelphia. While the exhibition featured twenty prototype artworks, the lab teams collected over 4,500 proposals from public participants and passersby. The proposals offer a stunning, unprecedented glimpse into the historical imagination of Philadelphians. Now that the research has been transcribed, mapped, and will soon be uploaded to Open Data Philly, the Report to the City offers a reading and reflection on the immense creativity and critical energies by public participants.
September 19, 2018Philadelphia Magazine Writes about Mindfulness at the Museum at ICA
In their Be Well Philly section, Philadelphia Magazine poses the question: "can you imagine a more peaceful experience than the combination of art AND meditation?". No, we can't. Mindfulness at the Museum takes places every Friday, from noon-1pm. Bailey King of Philly Mag is a fan and we think you'll be one too, once you try it.