Saturday, September 12 - Sunday September 13, 10am - 6pm
Occidental Park, 300 Occidental Ave S. 98104
Friday, September 18, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, September 19, 930am - 6pm
Seattle Central Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Friday, September 25
Surface Theory, 536 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Seattle Design Festival events are free and require no RSVP unless otherwise noted.
Due to unforseen circumstances, "I <3 This Place" will not appear at the Block Party.
Please look for it at future preservation programs - we look forward to your participation!
Share why you love Pioneer Square!
A divide exists between the preservation movement, those concerned about the pace of development in our city, and the affordable housing, anti-gentrification, and sustainability movements. At the core of all of the movements is a love of place, the places that define our neighborhoods. This installation is a demonstration of that love and aims to bridge the divide.
Beyond Integrity is the 4Culture task force sponsoring the installation. The social experiment centers around rethinking how we as society decide what places are worth saving. Architectural significance and integrity are often used to define a “landmark.” But, the hypothesis behind this installation is that most people connect to place for deeply personal reasons that go beyond architecture. We are bringing the conversation to the streets of Seattle by asking you to complete the following sentence: "I <3 this place because __________ .” First stop, Pioneer Square!