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Dan Phillips

American Designer and Builder; Founder of The Phoenix Commotion

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 Dan Phillips Biography

Dan Phillips is a designer and builder in Huntsville, Texas.

In 1998, he and his wife, Marsha, started The Phoenix Commotion, a construction company that builds affordable houses from reclaimed and recycled materials.

Their mission is to divert landfill waste while creating sustainable housing for single mothers, artists, and families with low incomes. The Phoenix Commotion keeps labor costs low while reclaiming human potential.

They use an apprentice program to teach sustainable building skills to individuals that volunteer or intern on the Phoenix Commotion Crew.

The houses are energy-efficient, cheap and satisfying to build -- and wildly, effervescently creative. To the Phillipses, any material used in enough multiples creates a beautiful pattern -- so Phoenix Commotion homes are covered and decorated with salvaged materials of many stripes.

Homes are built in concert with their eventual owner, who contributes sweat equity and their own artistic flair.

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Speaking Topics
  • The American Neurosis

    This lecture covers the topic of building low-income housing, with a minimum wage crew, with free, salvage, and recycled materials. The causes of waste are explored
    • ranging from deep cultural and primal bents to the flagrant consumerism in our society. Modes for addressing the cultural shortcomings associated with "homeless"" families are explored, with a summary of what an average person could do to help.

  • Carbonated Prune Juice and the After-Market House

    This lecture explores the topic of non-verbal metaphor, and how the advertising industry uses it as opium for consumerism. Deep-seated predilections for symbolic transformation of experience, coupled with innate tendencies to make non-verbal associations, trap the American consumer into craving appointments in housing that are ecologically harsh, and cater only to the middle
    • and upper-classes. The philosophical position is firmly rooted in the Cassirer/Langer tradition, with augmentation from numerous other writers.

  • Sheetrock and the Search for Primal Congruency

    This lecture explores the phenomenology of residential architecture in America today, and how we have abandoned listening to deeper primal murmurs and allow standard building strategies and materials to dictate what our houses should be. Viewing the house as an object, rather than as a lived spatial and semantic dynamic, formalizes perceptions and dehumanizes the occupant. The philosophical perspective is existential, and accesses the writings of Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Bachelard.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Dan Phillips?

    Booking fees for Dan Phillips, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dan Phillips, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Dan Phillips?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dan Phillips for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dan Phillips for your next private or corporate function.
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Dan Phillips

American Designer and Builder; Founder of The Phoenix Commotion

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Huntsville, TX, USA
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Dan Phillips Biography

Dan Phillips is a designer and builder in Huntsville, Texas.

In 1998, he and his wife, Marsha, started The Phoenix Commotion, a construction company that builds affordable houses from reclaimed and recycled materials.

Their mission is to divert landfill waste while creating sustainable housing for single mothers, artists, and families with low incomes. The Phoenix Commotion keeps labor costs low while reclaiming human potential.

They use an apprentice program to teach sustainable building skills to individuals that volunteer or intern on the Phoenix Commotion Crew.

The houses are energy-efficient, cheap and satisfying to build -- and wildly, effervescently creative. To the Phillipses, any material used in enough multiples creates a beautiful pattern -- so Phoenix Commotion homes are covered and decorated with salvaged materials of many stripes.

Homes are built in concert with their eventual owner, who contributes sweat equity and their own artistic flair.

Dan Phillips Videos

  • Whimsical Recycled Houses Built By Dan Phillips – Home Makers ...
  • Dan Phillips turns backyard scraps into whimsical Texan houses ...
  • Bone House

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Dan Phillips Speaking Topics

  • The American Neurosis

    This lecture covers the topic of building low-income housing, with a minimum wage crew, with free, salvage, and recycled materials. The causes of waste are explored
    • ranging from deep cultural and primal bents to the flagrant consumerism in our society. Modes for addressing the cultural shortcomings associated with "homeless"" families are explored, with a summary of what an average person could do to help.

  • Carbonated Prune Juice and the After-Market House

    This lecture explores the topic of non-verbal metaphor, and how the advertising industry uses it as opium for consumerism. Deep-seated predilections for symbolic transformation of experience, coupled with innate tendencies to make non-verbal associations, trap the American consumer into craving appointments in housing that are ecologically harsh, and cater only to the middle
    • and upper-classes. The philosophical position is firmly rooted in the Cassirer/Langer tradition, with augmentation from numerous other writers.

  • Sheetrock and the Search for Primal Congruency

    This lecture explores the phenomenology of residential architecture in America today, and how we have abandoned listening to deeper primal murmurs and allow standard building strategies and materials to dictate what our houses should be. Viewing the house as an object, rather than as a lived spatial and semantic dynamic, formalizes perceptions and dehumanizes the occupant. The philosophical perspective is existential, and accesses the writings of Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Bachelard.

FAQs on booking Dan Phillips

  • How to book Dan Phillips?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dan Phillips for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dan Phillips, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dan Phillips or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dan Phillips?

    Booking fees for Dan Phillips, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dan Phillips, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dan Phillips?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dan Phillips for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dan Phillips for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dan Phillips or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dan Phillips or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dan Phillips is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dan Phillips for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Dan Phillips generally travels from Huntsville, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jeff Speck, Magnus Larsson, Kate Orff, Doug Fine and Linda Tirado. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dan Phillips for an upcoming event.

Dan Phillips Speaker Videos

  • Whimsical Recycled Houses Built By Dan Phillips – Home Makers ...
    Dan Phillips turns backyard scraps into whimsical Texan houses ...
  • Bone House
    Meet Dan Phillips on Vimeo

Dan Phillips Speaking Topics

  • The American Neurosis

    This lecture covers the topic of building low-income housing, with a minimum wage crew, with free, salvage, and recycled materials. The causes of waste are explored
    • ranging from deep cultural and primal bents to the flagrant consumerism in our society. Modes for addressing the cultural shortcomings associated with "homeless"" families are explored, with a summary of what an average person could do to help.

  • Carbonated Prune Juice and the After-Market House

    This lecture explores the topic of non-verbal metaphor, and how the advertising industry uses it as opium for consumerism. Deep-seated predilections for symbolic transformation of experience, coupled with innate tendencies to make non-verbal associations, trap the American consumer into craving appointments in housing that are ecologically harsh, and cater only to the middle
    • and upper-classes. The philosophical position is firmly rooted in the Cassirer/Langer tradition, with augmentation from numerous other writers.

  • Sheetrock and the Search for Primal Congruency

    This lecture explores the phenomenology of residential architecture in America today, and how we have abandoned listening to deeper primal murmurs and allow standard building strategies and materials to dictate what our houses should be. Viewing the house as an object, rather than as a lived spatial and semantic dynamic, formalizes perceptions and dehumanizes the occupant. The philosophical perspective is existential, and accesses the writings of Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Bachelard.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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