network: Designing Green Event Showcases Parklet Design Winners

For Immediate Release
September 13, 2012

(Philadelphia, PA) The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design will host network: Designing Green on Friday, September 21, from 6-8 pm. The event welcomes the region's emerging artists and designers at the forefront of Philadelphia's urban design and green movements to Moore.

Four designers have been chosen to construct Parklets in the 1900 block of Race Street in front of the College, including Seqouyah Hunter-Cuyjet, a first-year interior design graduate student from Moore.

A parklet is a small urban park often created by replacing several under-utilized parallel parking spots with a patio, planters, trees, artwork, sculptures, bicycle parking and more. This event is being held in conjunction with Park(ing) Day 2012.

Featured guests will lead small group discussions in the parklets. They include: Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS); Mary Seton Corboy, co-founder of Greensgrow Farms; Bryan Hanes, founding principal of Studio Bryan Hanes; and Susan Weiler, landscape architect and partner at OLIN, a landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm.

The Dapper Dog food truck, just touted by Esquire as one of Philly’s top late-night food stops, will be serving up a selection of gourmet dogs and drinks ($3 food tickets will be available at check-in).

network is presented by The Galleries at Moore in cooperation with The Locks Career Center and Moore's Business Scholars in the Arts student leadership program.


The following parklets will be featured at the event:

RECOVERED

Designed by Seqouyah Hunter-Cuyjet (see design below)

MFA Interior Design, Moore College of Art & Design


Sustainable Parklet Proposal

Designed by Alexandria Imbesi

MS Interior Architecture + Design, Drexel University

Park-Lit

Designed by Katie McHugh and Megan Mitchell

MS Interior Architecture + Design, Drexel University

sPARKing Creativity…a place to play, create, and share ideas

Designed by Missy Halberstadt, Anne Lapins, Megan Place and Kristen Stephen

MS Interior Architecture + Design, Drexel University


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Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

Published on September 13th, 2012