Friday: Kinetic Sculpture Derby & DesignPhiladelphia @ 2424 Studios

derby_logoEvery year, the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby brings with it some of the wildest, craziest contraptions ever to parade through Philadelphia. Don’t believe me? A search on Flickr results in some fantastic photos. Have a look.

Well, this year, DesignPhiladelphia is hosting the KKSD at 2424 Studios. After all, the Sculpture Derby certainly has a lot to do with design and the arts. The exhibit will feature photo and sculpture displays from past derby teams, with presenters talking in a Pecha Kucha fashion; 20 seconds, 20 slides, ensuring brief (and often hilarious) presentations.

Presenters include Vin Marshall (responsible for the pirate ship and pink tank sculptures), the 2009 People’s Choice Winner Zombish Team, Kathryn Doherty-Chapman (the organizer of the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby), Andy Dyson of Neighborhood Bike Works, Bradley Litwin, and Billy Dufala of the Toilet Trike Race.

To learn more about the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, visit their official website.

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby @ DesignPhiladelphia
Friday, October 09, 2009, 6PM

Skybox at 2424 Studios
2424 E York St, Philadelphia PA
www.2424studios.com

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