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  • Multidisciplinary:
    August 8, 6:00PM-8:00PM
    The public and the press are invited to join us for the public unveiling of the 2019 Seattle Design Festival! Festival staff and organizers will provide an overview of this year’s festival—expanding on the key themes explored by our program...
  • Multidisciplinary:
    August 16-25, 12:00AM-11:59PM
    From August 16–25, 2019, the Seattle Design Festival will feature citywide tours, exhibits, outdoor installations, activities, interactive workshops and more. This year’s Festival theme, Balance, asks: + What is the role of design to mitigate our impact on the planet...
  • Industrial Design:
    August 16-25, 12:00AM-11:59PM
    How might design transform lives around the world? Act as a catalyst for change? Expand access? Include those who have been excluded? Design with the 90%: Improving Lives Around the World, highlights the global efforts of designers striving to answer...
  • Architecture:
    August 16, 6:30PM-8:00PM
    A Way of Living is a new book published this year which chronicle the design history of Herman Miller, an innovative furniture company. We will have a lecture and discussion with Llisa Demetrios of the Eames Office and Amy Auscherman,...
  • Multidisciplinary:
    August 16, 8:00PM-11:00PM
    Join us for an evening celebration to kick off the 10-day Seattle Design Festival (exploring BALANCE, August 16-25) and recognize the many people and organizations who make it possible. The Opening Party will be held from 8-11 pm at JW...
  • Multidisciplinary:
    August 17-25, 12:00AM-11:59PM
    Join us for a city-wide take over of designers, creatives, and companies hosting events during the Seattle Design Festival! Click the links below to learn more about each event. 98.7°: Fresh Perspectives on Recalibrating Design Balance Panel discussion moderated by...
  • Community Design:
    August 17, 3:00PM-6:00PM
    As part of the Capital Hill Neighborhood Design Crawl, come visit Schemata Workshop’s storefront office space. We will serve as a Hub and scavenger hunt stop for the event where you can enjoy some light refreshments and snacks while observing...
  • Multidisciplinary:
    August 17, 4:15PM-6:00PM
    The Consumer Aesthetic Research Institute (CARI) is an online research community dedicated to developing a taxonomy of recent design aesthetics in modern consumer culture, interpreting and critiquing them in the context of societal trends. Our work spans a series of...
  • Multidisciplinary:
    August 17, 4:15PM-8:00PM
    Swing through NWFF’s Capitol Hill Hub for sweet and salty snacks, a talk on design aesthetics in modern consumer culture, multiple showtimes of “The Proposal” by Jill Magid, and a conversation following the 6pm screening. THE PROPOSAL Famed Mexican architect...
  • Landscape Architecture:
    August 17, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    Join us for a screening of a version Minda Martin’s “Ramps to Nowhere” titled “Seattle Freeway Revolt”. “Seattle Freeway Revolt” dives deep into the community activism behind the Freeway Revolt of the 60’s and 70’s, and how this activism lives...
  • Technology:
    August 20, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    IxDA Seattle will bring the design community together to share stories about balance in design. All stories will be true and under 8 minutes, as experienced and narrated by the storyteller on stage. No powerpoint or keynotes here, just the...
  • Community Design:
    August 20, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    Following on two years of convening conversations with Office of Community Planning and Development regarding investment in our communities of need, AIA Seattle’s Diversity Roundtable brings together three women leaders in built environment to talk about how their investment in...
  • Architecture:
    August 21, 6:00PM-8:00PM
    Architects Without Borders Seattle (AWB) and The BLOCK Project have partnered to build communities of compassion throughout Seattle, engaging individuals and their neighborhoods to welcome someone experiencing homelessness into their lives. Community engaged design has the power to mitigate the...
  • Architecture:
    August 21, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    The Laddership Program is a mentoring program for AIA Seattle members that matches groups of architects and emerging architects to share their experiences and learn from each other. Each year all the mentoring groups gather for a social to share...
  • Technology:
    August 21, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. We also have one of the highest rated public transit systems, expanding at an exponential rate. Add to that the permeation of ride sharing services adding more cars to...
  • Architecture:
    August 21, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    The Seattle 2030 District and Boeing welcome you to explore how we can recycle the beauty of Puget Sound to make Seattle more resilient and sustainable. This summer, we created a design competition challenging students, engineers, and architects to come...
  • Multidisciplinary:
    August 22, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    Cocktail Hour/Art Exhibit/Panel Discussion Around Young Changemakers Navigating the Comfortable Chaos of Seattle. 98.6°F is the human’s normal temperature, the balanced state if you will. And while there is an acceptable range, and deviation from the norm, there are clear...
  • Urban Design:
    August 23, 6:00PM-8:00PM
    Turning Barriers into Thresholds: Eliminating Imbalance and Inequality in Seattle Barrier – a circumstance or obstacle that keeps people or things apart or prevents communication or progress Threshold – a point of entry or beginning; the magnitude or intensity that...
  • Performance / Experiential:
    August 24, 5:30PM-7:00PM
    “It comes down to know thyself. It’s important to know yourself, and I think that scent can help trigger that.” – Saskia Wilson-Brown, Founder, Institute for Art & Olfaction Why do 19 iconic brands and thought leaders including scent-branding experts,...
  • Architecture:
    September 11, 6:00PM-8:00PM
    The Seattle Architecture Foundation’s Annual Model Exhibit celebrates the creativity of local and international design firms. Each year, the exhibit displays physical and digital models, architectural renderings, and a variety of other displays that represent the design process. Through this...
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