Centennial Panel Discussion
In 2014, AIGA marks its 100th year as the professional association for design. A yearlong series of celebrations and events are being planned! AIGA Philadelphia will celebrate the Centennial with a panel discussion featuring founding members. In 1981 the first local chapter of AIGA started in Philadelphia, but few know the intriguing stories behind it. What set of circumstances led a small number of designers to come together to found a professional association for design? What was it like to work as a designer in the city in the 1970s? What prevailing factors in the environment drove a need for excellence in design? How did the function of the organization differ from today and in what ways was it the same? Come hear a panel discussion with founding AIGA Philadelphia president Joel Katz, vice president Bob Warkulwiz, secretary Dale Strominger Parenti, and founding members Alina Wheeler and Hans-U. Allemann, providing an historical context to better understand and prepare for the future of the craft of design. This is a chance to look back—to understand our roots as designers and the tradition of impact we all share. It is a chance to look forward—to understand how tomorrow’s designers will influence our culture and to plan for their success. AIGA 100 will be a party, and so much more than that. Light refreshments will be served. Check your membership status here before registering. Please bring your membership card with you to the panel discussion.
When & Where
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
CBS Auditorium
University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA