Saturday, September 12 - Sunday September 13, 10am - 6pm
Occidental Park, 300 Occidental Ave S. 98104
Friday, September 18, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, September 19, 930am - 6pm
Seattle Central Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Friday, September 25
Surface Theory, 536 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Seattle Design Festival events are free and require no RSVP unless otherwise noted.
This installation attempts to expose the memory of the literal edge of Downtown Seattle by showcasing slices through time. We want to evoke the memory of the people who have lived here through the ages, from the Duwamish to the industrial colonialist, to the present and future. The installation attempts to dig through the evolution of the site, gain back some of what we’ve lost, and to expose a palimpsest of waterfront development.
The installation attempts to hold the dialectic of the natural versus the built. In a sense, the waterfront is evidence of the manmade carving into the natural. Through this process, what have we lost? What have we gained? Progress is not always loss - or is it?
Waterfront - It’s About Time slices perpendicularly from neighbourhood to water. We hope that visitors will be able to literally feel this perpendicular connection with their hands, elbows, bums, knees, feet.