March 19-23: How Creativity Works, Philadelphia and the Makeshift Metropolis, Dan Marcolina reveals the obvious, Romantic Philadelphia, North Broad Revitalization, PhillyWorks

Jonah Lehrer: How Creativity Works

Tuesday, March 20, 8-10:30am. World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street. Jonah Lehrer is a frequent contributor to Wired, The New Yorker, and Radiolab, and he will be in town discussing his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. Lehrer will join a panel discussion about creativity in the workplace with Christopher Clark (Fiberlink), Harold Hambrose (Electronic Ink), Ria Walsh (SEI), and Jerry Wind (Wharton). Tickets are $45, register online.

Philadelphia and the Makeshift Metropolis

Tuesday March 20, 11am, Temple University, Kiva Auditorium, Ritter Hall Annex, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Penn professor Witold Rybcznski will apply ideas from his recent book Makeshift Metropolis to Philadelphia urbanism. Joining Rybcsnzki in conversation are Paul Levy (Center City District), Sandy Shea (Daily News), Carolyn Adams (Temple). Free.

Visibly Invisible: Dan Marcolina: “Revealing the Obvious”

Tuesday, March 20, 6-7:30pm. University of the Arts, Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street. Next up in DesignPhiladelphia’s “Visibly Invisible” speaker series comes Dan Marcolina, a designer and photographer, will explain how everyday photos can be transformed by app processing. Free, register in advance for tickets.

Building Philadelphia: Romantic Philadelphia

Tuesday, March 20, 6-8pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics is a 10-part lecture series by local scholars, running every Tuesday from March 6-May 8. Richard Webster, West Chester University emeritus professor, will discuss stylistic eclecticism in 19th century Philadelphia. Tickets for the whole series cost $250, or $200 for members, or $100 for students. Individual lectures cost $25, $20 for members, or $15 for students. Register online.

What’s Next for North Broad Street’s Revitalization?

Wednesday, Marcy 21, 6-7:30pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall B3, 210 South 34th Street. From City Hall to Temple University, North Broad Street is seeing a ton of new public and private development interest. Hear more about exciting projects to come a panel discussion featuring Eric Blumenfeld (640 Lofts and 600 North Broad), Margaret Carney (Campus Architect, Temple University), and Brian Flanagan (Chief of Staff to Alan Greenberger), moderated by Paul Levy (Center City District). Free.

Conversation with PhillyWorks

Thursday, March 22, 7pm. Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 South 18th Street. Join members of design collaborative PhillyWorks to discuss their upcoming Art Alliance exhibition called “Qualities of Life,” as well as a panel discussion about the exhibition’s themes with Matthew Honea (Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation), Yael Lehmann (The Food Trust), and Tiffany Ledesma Groll (Office of Watersheds, Philadelphia Water Department). Free.

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