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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Sunday, September 13 • 10:00am - 6:00pm

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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!

Program Partners
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non-profit organization, 4Culture
4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, Washington is committed to making our region stronger by supporting citizens and groups who preserve our shared heritage, and create arts and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors.
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Historic Seattle

For the mutual pride and benefit of all citizens and to foster a more livable environment, Historic Seattle protects Seattle’s architectural heritage through educational programs, advocacy, and the preservation of buildings and cultural landscapes.

Sunday September 13, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm PDT
Occidental Mall/Park 300 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104