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Sunday, September 13 • 10:00am - 6:00pm
BLOCK PARTY INSTALLATION - Changemakers Exhibit: Cultivating food equity through design

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This is "Design for Good" in action.

Join us at the Changemakers exhibit and engage in a learning experience that addresses opportunities for equity in our food economy; the socioeconomic effects it has on Seattle families; and the people that are dedicated to tackling these complex issues head on. 

The Changemakers exhibit explores:

  • Helping underserved communities build small business owners; 
  • Access to grocery stores in non affluent neighborhoods (food deserts); 
  • Using crowd sourcing to help starving families; 
  • Fair pay for farmers and labor; 
  • Pollution from the industrial food system; 
  • Alternative market places for local farmers to sell; 
  • The re-design of government assistance programs (SNAP/Food Stamps); 
  • Wasted food due to lack of consumer access; 

What is the Changemakers Series about?

This year, AIGA Seattle launched it's Changemakers Series; an annual initiative that pairs local designers with Seattle based social impact organizations. The response from our community has been overwhelming. Over 50 designers have been paired with 8 different non-profits, start-ups and government organizations, that are focusing on solving problems related to our theme for this year; “food”. By teaching and applying Design Thinking, we are creating tools that help these organizations better serve their communities and impact peoples lives here in Seattle. You can learn more about these problems and organizations that are helping by visiting our installation. 


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