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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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Monday, September 21 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
TOUR + PRESENTATION - Mind the Gap: Building a Bridge Between Historic Neighborhoods and Modern Urban Development

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Join us as we explore a literal bridge connecting historic Mount Baker to dense urban development taking place in the Rainier Valley. Transit-oriented urban villages dropped in and around historic neighborhoods can create an equity gap with accessibility, infrastructure, cultural, and generational ramifications. For the Seattle Design Festival, local designers have  activated the pedestrian bridge on Rainier Avenue South with wayfinding and experiential graphics that seek to inspire residents and visitors alike in building community-powered solutions that bridge this gap.

We invite you to join designers for a free tour of the site followed by an engaging panel discussion in the Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts Community Room (or visit the installation on your own time through the end of September).

Please RSVP. Arrive a few minutes early to check in at the Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts Community Room. The tours will depart promptly at 6:30pm, with the panel discussion beginning at 7:15pm. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.


  • Maia Segura, Penniless Projects 
  • Talis Abolins, Friends of Mt Baker Town Center 
  • Lance Matteson, SEED 
  • Barbara Oswald, Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts 
  • Jennifer Ott, Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks 
  • Michael James, SDOT Accessible Mount Baker 

Location Details

Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts Community Room (in the rear of the building opening onto the light rail station plaza), 2915 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

This project is organized by JeppsonEGD and Penniless Projects with support from Friends of Mt. Baker Town Center. Sponsored by JeppsonEGD, Penniless Projects, Beacon Hill Merchants Association, Seattle Parks Foundation, Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts, and Friends of Mt. Baker Town Center. Partial funding by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Department of Transportation. 

Program Partners
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Friends of Mount Baker Town Center

Friends of Mount Baker Town Center is a community organization working to achieve the vision and promise of a vibrant transit-oriented urban village in Seattle's North Rainier Valley.
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Noah Jeppson

Noah Jeppson is a recognized urban activation thought leader and experiential graphic designer. Based in Seattle, he focuses on wayfinding, exhibition design and placemaking projects that shape the way people interact with their surroundings and challenge traditional notions of place... Read More →
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Penniless Projects

Penniless Projects is a small, local, family-owned communications firm specializing in identity, strategic marketing plans, and outreach for community and economic development projects. The team of Maia Segura and Daimian Lix has worked with the Seattle Office of Economic Development... Read More →

Monday September 21, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts Community Room 2915 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144