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.
With the apparent ubiquity of water in Seattle it would seem that there is equal access to it. The intention of our installaton/project is to test the equity of Seattle’s waters, both in terms of access and quality.
During the Design Festival we will distribute small, easily deployable water testing kits at allied events, venues and organizations. Kits will prompt and instruct participants to visit a local water body and measure water quality.
Once tested, the location and information will be logged onto an interactive map and website, recording and revealing variations and potential inequities in access and quality.
The kits and the process of measuring water are designed to raise awareness of partner organizations and efforts - including the 12,000 Rain Gardens program - working to rectify imbalances in our city and regional water quality.
Project website: http://water-proof-seattle.tumblr.com/
Test Kit Distribution Locations (updated as new locations are established)
SDF Block Party - 9.12/13
SDF Conference - 9.19