Saturday, September 12 – Sunday, September 13:
Block Party at Occidental Park
Friday, September 18:
PARK(ing) Day, when metered parking spots will transform into parklets
Saturday, September 19:
Conference at Seattle Central Public Library
Friday, September 25:
Closing Party at Surface Theory
Partner Programs, all over Seattle.
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.
Whether you are a design professional, a passionate fan, or you just want to have fun while supporting the design community, #SDF2015 is your stage. Here’s a sampling of volunteer roles where you can contribute:
• Marketing and Publicity: Are you a social butterfly who attends every lecture, art opening, tour, and industry or community gathering? Help get the word out about the Seattle Design Festival! Hand out information cards at local art walks and farmer’s markets, and distribute posters in and around Seattle. Or, tell people about the festival on social media and other online sites you visit.
• Audience Assistance: Happy to put on a smile and answer questions or give directions? Try your hand as entry greeter and crowd surveyor at the Block Party, make sure the Conference presentations flow smoothly all day, or rub elbows with Seattle’s top designers at the Closing Party..
• Logistics: Like to use your muscle? Like to plan events? Then light setup and take-down for events and being an overall troubleshooter might suit you.
• Photographers and Videographers: Are you a professional or amateur photographer or videographer? Apply your skills and artistry as we document festival events. To sign up as a photographer volunteer click here.
If you’re ready to be a part of the action, sign up here.
For further information, contact Kiran Salil, Volunteer Coordinator, #SDF2015.