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Occidental Park, 300 Occidental Ave S. 98104

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Friday, September 18, 10am - 7pm

Saturday, September 19, 930am - 6pm
Seattle Central Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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Friday, September 25
Surface Theory, 536 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 

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Wednesday, September 16 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
PRESENTATION + PARTY - Deepening Human Connection

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Deepening Human Connection shows how design, across all disciplines, can be utilized to deepen human connection. In a day and age where new and emerging technologies and social habits lead to the fragmentation of physical and emotional connections, SDF sees the importance of a design driven critical inquiry. How can we utilize design strategies to forge and maintain the essence of human relationships when the digital world is vying for our attention?
Event highlights include:

Human Connection Reading Room - Art journals read by local artist under the theme of human connection in an intimate reading space. Hosted by the New Foundation

Human Connection Photobooth - Connect with other people in real life and have if documented!

Gallery displaying this year’s grant proposals with opportunity to add votes to the 'popular vote grant' for $500

Announcing this year’s design grant winners with comments from our judges (Jennifer Nava Milliken, curator of design at Bellevue Arts Museum; Stefani Bartz, past SDF grant winner graphic and UX designer; Rob Girling, Co-founder and Principal of Artefact Group; Tyler Engle, principal at Tyler Engle Architects and President of On The Boards; Dave Mikula, Founder and Creative Director of Friends. Nicholas Kamuda, Creative Director for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic at Microsoft, and Seattle Design Foundation board member)

Tell us what social issue the design grant theme should address in 2016.

Snack and refreshments.


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Seattle Design Foundation

Seattle Design Foundation
The Seattle Design Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established to create a platform for local creatives, in both social and financial capacities. Each year we give out theme-based grants, align mentorships and host connective events. The design field, in our mind, encompasses... Read More →

Wednesday September 16, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
New Foundation 312 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104