Block Party
Saturday, September 12 - Sunday September 13, 10am - 6pm
Occidental Park, 300 Occidental Ave S. 98104

PARK(ing) Day
Friday, September 18, 10am - 7pm

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

Partner Programs

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

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Monday, September 14 • TBA
ACTIVITY - Waterproof: Equity in Water Access

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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




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Ian Horton is an artist and licensed landscape architect in Washington State. He brings an undergraduate education in Atmospheric Sciences as a background to his designs with particular emphasis on environmental responsiveness. Brian Gerich is a designer whose professional work... Read More →

Monday September 14, 2015 TBA