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#SDF2015 DESIGN FOR EQUITY  |  SEPTEMBER 12-25

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
Citywide

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

Partner Programs
Daily
Citywide 

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
BLOCK PARTY INSTALLATION - Butt Boards

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A small installation of unique, colorful seat/perch that are carved from broken and cast off skateboards, designed and layered to feature the colorful and use-etched top and bottom surfaces, as well as the colorful laminated edges. Skateboards not only refer to the ubiquitous urban subculture, and provide lightweight and very durable material, but they also signal the sharing of the sharing of the skateboarders beloved material (the board) with others in the neighborhood who may be elderly and otherwise frail; signaling an intergenerational loop of sharing and gift.  If the city is for everyone, we need more opportunities to rest.

 

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HSquareDesign

Artist, HSquareDesign & Art
In researching for this project, I gained a new and deep deep respect for the physics, discipline and spirit of mastery of the urban skateboarder. Using only donated recycled, cracked and broken cast-off skateboards, this seating has been created to provide opportunities for rest and reflection for people of all ages and levels of mobility.


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