The Seattle Design Festival celebrates the ways design makes life better. Community members, city officials, citizen-experts, and designers all come together at workshops, performances, tours, exhibitions, talks, films, gatherings and more to exchange ideas.
Seattle Design Festival 2015: Design for Equity explores how design can contribute to a more equitable society. From buildings that everyone can access and move through, to apps that enable civic participation by people in every location and language, to cities where we can all afford to live – design is a vehicle of innovation. Design for Equity invites us to create a future in which everyone in our society – from every background, ability, race, age, gender, location or economic status – can access the same opportunities and outcomes, both now and in the future.
Join us at the following events:
Saturday, September 12- Sunday, September 13:
Block Party- Into the Streets!
The 4th annual Seattle Design Festival Block Party is a two-day street fair celebrating Seattle’s diverse design community hosted on Occidental Ave S in Pioneer Square. This fun outdoor event serves as the kickoff to the two week Seattle Design Festival and is an opportunity for the design community to come together in a public space. Large scale design installations, performances and design activities will take place throughout each day. The installations are designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, sizes, and abilities.
Our SKY HIGH SALVAGE Stacking Tower Garden will be exhibited during this event as part of at a design/build competition hosted by Architects Without Borders. For the competition we created low-cost replicable garden beds that can be easily assembled for use in a variety of locations!
PARK(ing) Day happens once a year, on the third Friday in September, and is an opportunity for Seattleites to temporarily turn on-street parking spaces into public places. This international event raises awareness about the importance of a walkable, livable, healthy city and helps people re-think how our streets can be used.