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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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Saturday, September 12
 

10:05am PDT

INSTALLATION - PLAY4ALL

Integrus Architecture in partnership with the Alliance for Pioneer Square want to bring PLAY4ALL!  Embark on a self-guided scavenger hunt for playful "disPLAYinstallations throughout Pioneer Square. Begin at the Integrus Architecture storefront or visit the PLAY4ALL website to find a map of current disPLAY locations.  From there, it's up to you to explore! disPLAYs will rotate throughout the neighborhood for one week from Sept 12 - 19.

PLAY4ALL participating businesses include:

Arundel Books | Caffe UmbriaClementines | Drygoods Design | Good Bar | Grand Central Bakery | Velouria | Zeitgeist


BACKGROUND 
As designers of schools and educational spaces, we are challenging the common preconceptions of play and learning environments.  In recent years, our understanding of play has undergone a radical shift.   Play was once considered a distracting diversion from "real” learning.  Now it is understood as a fundamental component of cognitive development. The more we learn about play, the more we believe that access to a diversity of quality play experiences is fundamental to support equity in learning. PLAY4ALL is a community-based exploration of how simple moments of play can encourage learning, and by extension, support an improved quality of public life.  Through play, we believe people can find greater connections with each other and with their environment. 

FRAMEWORK FOR EQUITY
In thinking about how to lower barriers to play, we have identified four PLAY4ALL principles:

  1. INCREASE ACCESS. Identify ways to integrate play into everyday life. We challenge the notion that play should occur within the time constraints of recess and the spatial definition of a playground.
  2. DECREASE COST. Explore how to recycle/repurpose everyday materials in a playful and elegant way.
  3. DIVERSIFY MODALITIES. Frequently, play is synonymous with large-motor activities (climbing, jumping, sliding) and visually-oriented games. What about playing with sound or texture?  How about a game in which all players have limited mobility?
  4. OPEN-ENDED SIMPLICITY. No instructions, no right or wrong way to play. Outcomes are unpredictable so play can occur without pretense or competition.


In an age when our communities are divided in multiple dimensions, we believe play has the power to unite. Play is not just for kids – most adults will eagerly play if given an opportunity. Individuals who may not typically interact can connect through play and have fun in the process!  In what other ways can play benefit our lives, both as individuals and as a community?  What are your favorite ways to play? We invite you to play with us in Pioneer Square anytime throughout the Seattle Design Festival and to become part of the #PLAY4ALL conversation!

 


Program Partners
avatar for Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture
Integrus Architecture is a group of architects, structural engineers, interior designers, and business professionals committed to an integrated approach toward meaningful and lasting design. By creating buildings that add significant value to the communities in which they're situated... Read More →
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Alliance for Pioneer Square

The Alliance for Pioneer Square is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of Pioneer Square through advocacy, programming, marketing, and community action. We work to help preserve what makes Pioneer Square the most authentic, engaging and dynamic neighborhood... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 10:05am - 6:05pm PDT
Integrus Architecture 117 S Main Street, Seattle, WA 98104

10:05am PDT

EXHIBITION - In Transit: Fundamental shift in housing typologies
In-Transit is a collaboration between Heather Pogue and Jonathan Zegers, two architects in Seattle who are curious about housing development and how it fundamentally shapes and impacts our lives.  This vignette is an art installation of research made into visual information.  

On the cusp of the public release of Mayor Ed Murray's HALA zoning plan, this is a poignant moment to address the future roadmap to managing and improving Seattle's density and growth.

You can view the installation at the Lusty Lady Storefront on 1st Ave, just across from the Seattle Art Museum. 

Program Partners
avatar for SeattleDensity

SeattleDensity

Co-founder, In-transit Vignettes
Contact: Heather Pogue & Jonathan Zegers We are two architects working in Seattle and collaborate on our side project: in-transit vignettes that investigates the current development trends, livability of the city and impacts that planning efforts have on our daily lives.


Saturday September 12, 2015 10:05am - 11:05pm PDT
Lusty Lady Storefront 1323 1st Ave, Seattle, WA

4:00pm PDT

EXHIBITION - Martyr Sauce Presents
September 12- 13 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Fashion and food collide during the Seattle Design Festival Block Party… Martyr Sauce is excited to feature two of Seattle’s most celebrated and community-minded artists in their respective fields.

Erika Massaquoi - The OULA Company www.theoulacompany.com
Curator-turned-designer Erika Dalya Massaquoi will show vintage West African textiles from her nascent ready-to-wear line, The Oula Company. Oula’s colorful West African and Indian textiles will be “upcycled” into a beautifully crafted quilt and exhibited at Martyr Sauce. Massaquoi received a doctorate in cinema studies at New York University and held positions in the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York before relocating to Seattle and establishing Oula in 2014. “Disguise,” an exhibit on traditional masks and contemporary African art that Massaquoi co-curated for the Seattle Art Museum, is on view through Sept. 7.

Tarik Abdullah – A DJ and a Cook www.adjandacook.wordpress.com
Seattle chef Tarik Abdullah has been featured on ABC’s “The Taste” and Vice’s “Munchies,” and celebs like world renowned chef Anthony Bourdain sing his praises. Abdullah shares his gifts with the community by teaching cooking classes for kids, and through his pop-up dining series, A DJ and a Cook #FeedThePeople.  During the Block Party, the chef will cook up a storm at Martyr Sauce and his food will be available to purchase and enjoy.

Program Partners
avatar for Martyr Sauce

Martyr Sauce

Gallery, Martyr Sauce


Saturday September 12, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Martyr Sauce 122 S Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104

5:00pm PDT

EXHIBITION - Portraits of Architects Gallery Opening

In order to capture the momentum of both the Seattle Design Festival and the AIA national Women's Leadership Summit happening this September 2015 in Seattle, the AIA Women in Design committee is curating an exhibit of portraits to highlight the achievements and history of female architects in the Pacific Northwest. The portraits celebrate and tell the story of the twenty-two women Fellow AIA’s honored in Seattle, and each piece is rendered by a different artist. The A Gallery, in Pioneer Square, will be hosting the Portraits of Architects exhibit from September 3rd through November 1st. After November, it is our hope to move the Portraits of Architects exhibit to different gallery spaces throughout Seattle to raise the level of discussion surrounding the role of women in architecture and leadership both locally and nationally.

  • The opening of the Portraits of Architects exhibit will coincide with the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk in the A Gallery, on Thursday September 3rd at 6pm. 
  • The main gallery reception event will take place on Saturday September 12th at 5pm, during the Festival's lively "Block Party" in Occidental Park and the surrounding Pioneer Square district. We welcome the Seattle Design Festival participants, the AIA Women in Design committee, AIA Women in Leadership Summit, the artists, the Fellow AIA’s and those from various design firms around the region to the reception to acknowledge the legacy and contribution of the twenty-two female FAIA’s to the profession of architecture.  

Program Partners
avatar for Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture
Integrus Architecture is a group of architects, structural engineers, interior designers, and business professionals committed to an integrated approach toward meaningful and lasting design. By creating buildings that add significant value to the communities in which they're situated... Read More →
avatar for AIA Women in Design

AIA Women in Design

The Women in Design Member Committee serves AIA Seattle’sMember vision. The committee celebrates women in the design professions and supports their professional development and leadership growth by providing a forum for thoughtful discussion and networking. We seek to raise the... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
A Gallery 117 South Main Street
 
Sunday, September 13
 

10:05am PDT

INSTALLATION - Lend Your Voice
LEND YOUR VOICE opens a dialogue with the communities that make up the neighborhoods of the seven Design Review districts in order to accomplish two goals. The first is to bring awareness to the Seattle's Design Review program and the opportunities the community at large has to engage in and impact that process. Secondly, through social media and community partnerships, we will host a feedback loop that can provide comments from those we engage to deliver to the city for inclusion in the Design Review process revisions in the coming year.

As part of the 2015 SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL Volunteers from Weber Thompson are here to talk to you about design and development in Seattle.

WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE? THIS YEAR’S SDF THEME ASKS YOU TO CONSIDER WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE.

As architects, we at Weber Thompson feel design is most equitable when all voices are heard. Our city has a system in place for citizens to express their thoughts on development but it can be overwhelming. We’re here to explain the process and help you lend your voice to influence the city where you live!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
  • WHAT IS DESIGN REVIEW
  • STAGES OF SEATTLE’S DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S DESIGN GUIDELINES
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDELINES
  • HOW TO UNDERSTAND A NOTICE & GET INVOLVED

Program Partners
avatar for Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson Architects
Weber Thompson is an architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design firm founded in Seattle in 1987. Most of our work is in the Seattle and Puget Sound region, so we are intimately familiar with the design and construction process in this city. Our goal at the Seattle Design... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2015 10:05am - 2:00pm PDT
West Seattle Farmer's Market SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98116

10:05am PDT

INSTALLATION - PLAY4ALL

Integrus Architecture in partnership with the Alliance for Pioneer Square want to bring PLAY4ALL!  Embark on a self-guided scavenger hunt for playful "disPLAYinstallations throughout Pioneer Square. Begin at the Integrus Architecture storefront or visit the PLAY4ALL website to find a map of current disPLAY locations.  From there, it's up to you to explore! disPLAYs will rotate throughout the neighborhood for one week from Sept 12 - 19.

PLAY4ALL participating businesses include:

Arundel Books | Caffe Umbria | Clementines | Drygoods Design | Good Bar | Grand Central Bakery | Velouria | Zeitgeist


BACKGROUND 
As designers of schools and educational spaces, we are challenging the common preconceptions of play and learning environments.  In recent years, our understanding of play has undergone a radical shift.   Play was once considered a distracting diversion from "real” learning.  Now it is understood as a fundamental component of cognitive development. The more we learn about play, the more we believe that access to a diversity of quality play experiences is fundamental to support equity in learning. PLAY4ALL is a community-based exploration of how simple moments of play can encourage learning, and by extension, support an improved quality of public life.  Through play, we believe people can find greater connections with each other and with their environment. 

FRAMEWORK FOR EQUITY
In thinking about how to lower barriers to play, we have identified four PLAY4ALL principles:

  1. INCREASE ACCESS. Identify ways to integrate play into everyday life. We challenge the notion that play should occur within the time constraints of recess and the spatial definition of a playground.
  2. DECREASE COST. Explore how to recycle/repurpose everyday materials in a playful and elegant way.
  3. DIVERSIFY MODALITIES. Frequently, play is synonymous with large-motor activities (climbing, jumping, sliding) and visually-oriented games. What about playing with sound or texture?  How about a game in which all players have limited mobility?
  4. OPEN-ENDED SIMPLICITY. No instructions, no right or wrong way to play. Outcomes are unpredictable so play can occur without pretense or competition.


In an age when our communities are divided in multiple dimensions, we believe play has the power to unite. Play is not just for kids – most adults will eagerly play if given an opportunity. Individuals who may not typically interact can connect through play and have fun in the process!  In what other ways can play benefit our lives, both as individuals and as a community?  What are your favorite ways to play? We invite you to play with us in Pioneer Square anytime throughout the Seattle Design Festival and to become part of the #PLAY4ALL conversation!


Program Partners
avatar for Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture
Integrus Architecture is a group of architects, structural engineers, interior designers, and business professionals committed to an integrated approach toward meaningful and lasting design. By creating buildings that add significant value to the communities in which they're situated... Read More →
avatar for Alliance for Pioneer Square

Alliance for Pioneer Square

The Alliance for Pioneer Square is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of Pioneer Square through advocacy, programming, marketing, and community action. We work to help preserve what makes Pioneer Square the most authentic, engaging and dynamic neighborhood... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2015 10:05am - 6:05pm PDT
Integrus Architecture 117 S Main Street, Seattle, WA 98104

4:00pm PDT

EXHIBITION - Martyr Sauce Presents
September 12- 13 4:00pm – 7:00pm 

Fashion and food collide during the Seattle Design Festival Block Party… Martyr Sauce is excited to feature two of Seattle’s most celebrated and community-minded artists in their respective fields. 

Erika Massaquoi - The OULA Company www.theoulacompany.com 
Curator-turned-designer Erika Dalya Massaquoi will show vintage West African textiles from her nascent ready-to-wear line, The Oula Company. Oula’s colorful West African and Indian textiles will be “upcycled” into a beautifully crafted quilt and exhibited at Martyr Sauce. Massaquoi received a doctorate in cinema studies at New York University and held positions in the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York before relocating to Seattle and establishing Oula in 2014. “Disguise,” an exhibit on traditional masks and contemporary African art that Massaquoi co-curated for the Seattle Art Museum, is on view through Sept. 7. 

Tarik Abdullah – A DJ and a Cook www.adjandacook.wordpress.com 
Seattle chef Tarik Abdullah has been featured on ABC’s “The Taste” and Vice’s “Munchies,” and celebs like world renowned chef Anthony Bourdain sing his praises. Abdullah shares his gifts with the community by teaching cooking classes for kids, and through his pop-up dining series, A DJ and a Cook #FeedThePeople.  During the Block Party, the chef will cook up a storm at Martyr Sauce and his food will be available to purchase and enjoy.

Program Partners
avatar for Martyr Sauce

Martyr Sauce

Gallery, Martyr Sauce


Sunday September 13, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Martyr Sauce 122 S Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104
 
Monday, September 14
 

10:05am PDT

INSTALLATION - PLAY4ALL

Integrus Architecture in partnership with the Alliance for Pioneer Square want to bring PLAY4ALL!  Embark on a self-guided scavenger hunt for playful "disPLAYinstallations throughout Pioneer Square. Begin at the Integrus Architecture storefront or visit the PLAY4ALL website to find a map of current disPLAY locations.  From there, it's up to you to explore! disPLAYs will rotate throughout the neighborhood for one week from Sept 12 - 18.

PLAY4ALL participating businesses include:

Arundel Books | Caffe Umbria | Clementines | Drygoods Design | Good Bar | Grand Central Bakery | Velouria | Zeitgeist


BACKGROUND 
As designers of schools and educational spaces, we are challenging the common preconceptions of play and learning environments.  In recent years, our understanding of play has undergone a radical shift.   Play was once considered a distracting diversion from "real” learning.  Now it is understood as a fundamental component of cognitive development. The more we learn about play, the more we believe that access to a diversity of quality play experiences is fundamental to support equity in learning. PLAY4ALL is a community-based exploration of how simple moments of play can encourage learning, and by extension, support an improved quality of public life.  Through play, we believe people can find greater connections with each other and with their environment. 

FRAMEWORK FOR EQUITY
In thinking about how to lower barriers to play, we have identified four PLAY4ALL principles:

  1. INCREASE ACCESS. Identify ways to integrate play into everyday life. We challenge the notion that play should occur within the time constraints of recess and the spatial definition of a playground.
  2. DECREASE COST. Explore how to recycle/repurpose everyday materials in a playful and elegant way.
  3. DIVERSIFY MODALITIES. Frequently, play is synonymous with large-motor activities (climbing, jumping, sliding) and visually-oriented games. What about playing with sound or texture?  How about a game in which all players have limited mobility?
  4. OPEN-ENDED SIMPLICITY. No instructions, no right or wrong way to play. Outcomes are unpredictable so play can occur without pretense or competition.


In an age when our communities are divided in multiple dimensions, we believe play has the power to unite. Play is not just for kids – most adults will eagerly play if given an opportunity. Individuals who may not typically interact can connect through play and have fun in the process!  In what other ways can play benefit our lives, both as individuals and as a community?  What are your favorite ways to play? We invite you to play with us in Pioneer Square anytime throughout the Seattle Design Festival and to become part of the #PLAY4ALL conversation!


 


Program Partners
avatar for Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture
Integrus Architecture is a group of architects, structural engineers, interior designers, and business professionals committed to an integrated approach toward meaningful and lasting design. By creating buildings that add significant value to the communities in which they're situated... Read More →
avatar for Alliance for Pioneer Square

Alliance for Pioneer Square

The Alliance for Pioneer Square is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of Pioneer Square through advocacy, programming, marketing, and community action. We work to help preserve what makes Pioneer Square the most authentic, engaging and dynamic neighborhood... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 10:05am - 6:05pm PDT
Integrus Architecture 117 S Main Street, Seattle, WA 98104
 
Tuesday, September 15
 

10:05am PDT

INSTALLATION - PLAY4ALL

Integrus Architecture in partnership with the Alliance for Pioneer Square want to bring PLAY4ALL!  Embark on a self-guided scavenger hunt for playful "disPLAYinstallations throughout Pioneer Square. Begin at the Integrus Architecture storefront or visit the PLAY4ALL website to find a map of current disPLAY locations.  From there, it's up to you to explore! disPLAYs will rotate throughout the neighborhood for one week from Sept 12 - 18.

PLAY4ALL participating businesses include:

Arundel Books | Caffe Umbria | Clementines | Drygoods Design | Good Bar | Grand Central Bakery | Velouria | Zeitgeist


BACKGROUND 
As designers of schools and educational spaces, we are challenging the common preconceptions of play and learning environments.  In recent years, our understanding of play has undergone a radical shift.   Play was once considered a distracting diversion from "real” learning.  Now it is understood as a fundamental component of cognitive development. The more we learn about play, the more we believe that access to a diversity of quality play experiences is fundamental to support equity in learning. PLAY4ALL is a community-based exploration of how simple moments of play can encourage learning, and by extension, support an improved quality of public life.  Through play, we believe people can find greater connections with each other and with their environment. 

FRAMEWORK FOR EQUITY
In thinking about how to lower barriers to play, we have identified four PLAY4ALL principles:

  1. INCREASE ACCESS. Identify ways to integrate play into everyday life. We challenge the notion that play should occur within the time constraints of recess and the spatial definition of a playground.
  2. DECREASE COST. Explore how to recycle/repurpose everyday materials in a playful and elegant way.
  3. DIVERSIFY MODALITIES. Frequently, play is synonymous with large-motor activities (climbing, jumping, sliding) and visually-oriented games. What about playing with sound or texture?  How about a game in which all players have limited mobility?
  4. OPEN-ENDED SIMPLICITY. No instructions, no right or wrong way to play. Outcomes are unpredictable so play can occur without pretense or competition.


In an age when our communities are divided in multiple dimensions, we believe play has the power to unite. Play is not just for kids – most adults will eagerly play if given an opportunity. Individuals who may not typically interact can connect through play and have fun in the process!  In what other ways can play benefit our lives, both as individuals and as a community?  What are your favorite ways to play? We invite you to play with us in Pioneer Square anytime throughout the Seattle Design Festival and to become part of the #PLAY4ALL conversation!


 


Program Partners
avatar for Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture
Integrus Architecture is a group of architects, structural engineers, interior designers, and business professionals committed to an integrated approach toward meaningful and lasting design. By creating buildings that add significant value to the communities in which they're situated... Read More →
avatar for Alliance for Pioneer Square

Alliance for Pioneer Square

The Alliance for Pioneer Square is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of Pioneer Square through advocacy, programming, marketing, and community action. We work to help preserve what makes Pioneer Square the most authentic, engaging and dynamic neighborhood... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 10:05am - 6:05pm PDT
Integrus Architecture 117 S Main Street, Seattle, WA 98104
 
Wednesday, September 16
 

10:05am PDT

INSTALLATION - PLAY4ALL

Integrus Architecture in partnership with the Alliance for Pioneer Square want to bring PLAY4ALL!  Embark on a self-guided scavenger hunt for playful "disPLAYinstallations throughout Pioneer Square. Begin at the Integrus Architecture storefront or visit the PLAY4ALL website to find a map of current disPLAY locations.  From there, it's up to you to explore! disPLAYs will rotate throughout the neighborhood for one week from Sept 12 - 18.

PLAY4ALL participating businesses include:

Arundel Books | Caffe Umbria | Clementines | Drygoods Design | Good Bar | Grand Central Bakery | Velouria | Zeitgeist


BACKGROUND 
As designers of schools and educational spaces, we are challenging the common preconceptions of play and learning environments.  In recent years, our understanding of play has undergone a radical shift.   Play was once considered a distracting diversion from "real” learning.  Now it is understood as a fundamental component of cognitive development. The more we learn about play, the more we believe that access to a diversity of quality play experiences is fundamental to support equity in learning. PLAY4ALL is a community-based exploration of how simple moments of play can encourage learning, and by extension, support an improved quality of public life.  Through play, we believe people can find greater connections with each other and with their environment. 

FRAMEWORK FOR EQUITY
In thinking about how to lower barriers to play, we have identified four PLAY4ALL principles:

  1. INCREASE ACCESS. Identify ways to integrate play into everyday life. We challenge the notion that play should occur within the time constraints of recess and the spatial definition of a playground.
  2. DECREASE COST. Explore how to recycle/repurpose everyday materials in a playful and elegant way.
  3. DIVERSIFY MODALITIES. Frequently, play is synonymous with large-motor activities (climbing, jumping, sliding) and visually-oriented games. What about playing with sound or texture?  How about a game in which all players have limited mobility?
  4. OPEN-ENDED SIMPLICITY. No instructions, no right or wrong way to play. Outcomes are unpredictable so play can occur without pretense or competition.


In an age when our communities are divided in multiple dimensions, we believe play has the power to unite. Play is not just for kids – most adults will eagerly play if given an opportunity. Individuals who may not typically interact can connect through play and have fun in the process!  In what other ways can play benefit our lives, both as individuals and as a community?  What are your favorite ways to play? We invite you to play with us in Pioneer Square anytime throughout the Seattle Design Festival and to become part of the #PLAY4ALL conversation!


 


Program Partners
avatar for Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture
Integrus Architecture is a group of architects, structural engineers, interior designers, and business professionals committed to an integrated approach toward meaningful and lasting design. By creating buildings that add significant value to the communities in which they're situated... Read More →
avatar for Alliance for Pioneer Square

Alliance for Pioneer Square

The Alliance for Pioneer Square is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of Pioneer Square through advocacy, programming, marketing, and community action. We work to help preserve what makes Pioneer Square the most authentic, engaging and dynamic neighborhood... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2015 10:05am - 6:05pm PDT
Integrus Architecture 117 S Main Street, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm PDT

INSTALLATION - Lend Your Voice
LEND YOUR VOICE opens a dialogue with the communities that make up the neighborhoods of the seven Design Review districts in order to accomplish two goals. The first is to bring awareness to the Seattle's Design Review program and the opportunities the community at large has to engage in and impact that process. Secondly, through social media and community partnerships, we will host a feedback loop that can provide comments from those we engage to deliver to the city for inclusion in the Design Review process revisions in the coming year.

As part of the 2015 SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL Volunteers from Weber Thompson are here to talk to you about design and development in Seattle.

WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE? THIS YEAR’S SDF THEME ASKS YOU TO CONSIDER WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE.

As architects, we at Weber Thompson feel design is most equitable when all voices are heard. Our city has a system in place for citizens to express their thoughts on development but it can be overwhelming. We’re here to explain the process and help you lend your voice to influence the city where you live!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
  • WHAT IS DESIGN REVIEW
  • STAGES OF SEATTLE’S DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S DESIGN GUIDELINES
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDELINES
  • HOW TO UNDERSTAND A NOTICE & GET INVOLVED


Program Partners
avatar for Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson Architects
Weber Thompson is an architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design firm founded in Seattle in 1987. Most of our work is in the Seattle and Puget Sound region, so we are intimately familiar with the design and construction process in this city. Our goal at the Seattle Design... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2015 3:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Columbia City Farmer's Market 37th Ave S & S Edmunds St, Seattle, WA 98118
 
Thursday, September 17
 

9:00am PDT

INSTALLATION: Universal Play Kiosk
The popular Universal Play Kiosk, one of the SDF2015 Rumble installations, has moved to its new home at the Paul G. Allen building on UW campus. The Universal Play Kiosk aims to address the challenges of creating immersive, collaborative, technology-rich environments. We wish our space to accentuate team engagement, all-the-while supporting the technologies and positioning devices that we bring but not allowing those devices to take center-stage. Whether you require a wheelchair, a stander, a cane, or a cozy space under the table, this configurable space was designed with the goal of facilitating your participation.

The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the Computer Science & Engineering department of UW promotes independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments by use of new technologies, while being careful not to isolate end-users from their collaborators or correspondents inadvertently through the introduction of technology. Modularity affords adjustable displays on-the-fly, engaging anyone who may join. Colors, shadows, textures, and sounds provide a fun, sensory feast for all!

Location Information
Getting to the Paul G. Allen building: http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/southcentral.html?CSE

Program Partners
avatar for Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

University of Washington, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Established in 2014, the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) strives to promote independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments. We aim to enhance access to everyday technologies through the development of user-focused novel... Read More →

Sponsors
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Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction
SERVICES:Being a good partner is about more than meeting schedules and budgets.Today, it means collaborating with owners, architects, and the community to enhance every aspect of the project. Supported by the latest technology, deep in-house resources, and an old-school work ethic... Read More →



10:05am PDT

INSTALLATION - PLAY4ALL

Integrus Architecture in partnership with the Alliance for Pioneer Square want to bring PLAY4ALL!  Embark on a self-guided scavenger hunt for playful "disPLAYinstallations throughout Pioneer Square. Begin at the Integrus Architecture storefront or visit the PLAY4ALL website to find a map of current disPLAY locations.  From there, it's up to you to explore! disPLAYs will rotate throughout the neighborhood for one week from Sept 12 - 18.

PLAY4ALL participating businesses include:

Arundel Books | Caffe Umbria | Clementines | Drygoods Design | Good Bar | Grand Central Bakery | Velouria | Zeitgeist


BACKGROUND 
As designers of schools and educational spaces, we are challenging the common preconceptions of play and learning environments.  In recent years, our understanding of play has undergone a radical shift.   Play was once considered a distracting diversion from "real” learning.  Now it is understood as a fundamental component of cognitive development. The more we learn about play, the more we believe that access to a diversity of quality play experiences is fundamental to support equity in learning. PLAY4ALL is a community-based exploration of how simple moments of play can encourage learning, and by extension, support an improved quality of public life.  Through play, we believe people can find greater connections with each other and with their environment. 

FRAMEWORK FOR EQUITY
In thinking about how to lower barriers to play, we have identified four PLAY4ALL principles:

  1. INCREASE ACCESS. Identify ways to integrate play into everyday life. We challenge the notion that play should occur within the time constraints of recess and the spatial definition of a playground.
  2. DECREASE COST. Explore how to recycle/repurpose everyday materials in a playful and elegant way.
  3. DIVERSIFY MODALITIES. Frequently, play is synonymous with large-motor activities (climbing, jumping, sliding) and visually-oriented games. What about playing with sound or texture?  How about a game in which all players have limited mobility?
  4. OPEN-ENDED SIMPLICITY. No instructions, no right or wrong way to play. Outcomes are unpredictable so play can occur without pretense or competition.


In an age when our communities are divided in multiple dimensions, we believe play has the power to unite. Play is not just for kids – most adults will eagerly play if given an opportunity. Individuals who may not typically interact can connect through play and have fun in the process!  In what other ways can play benefit our lives, both as individuals and as a community?  What are your favorite ways to play? We invite you to play with us in Pioneer Square anytime throughout the Seattle Design Festival and to become part of the #PLAY4ALL conversation!


 


Program Partners
avatar for Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture
Integrus Architecture is a group of architects, structural engineers, interior designers, and business professionals committed to an integrated approach toward meaningful and lasting design. By creating buildings that add significant value to the communities in which they're situated... Read More →
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Alliance for Pioneer Square

The Alliance for Pioneer Square is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of Pioneer Square through advocacy, programming, marketing, and community action. We work to help preserve what makes Pioneer Square the most authentic, engaging and dynamic neighborhood... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2015 10:05am - 6:05pm PDT
Integrus Architecture 117 S Main Street, Seattle, WA 98104

10:05am PDT

EXHIBITION - zoning :: equity

A significant source for inequity in our community is the zoning map. Very present in the news with recent code changes and corresponding debate, zoning is a complex subject. This exhibition illuminates the relationship between zoning and inequity and provide an opportunity to envision zoning as equitable and enhancing. 

This installation in the b9 Architects storefront in Pioneer Square poses the questions: What does zoning look like now? What would Seattle look like if the zoning map changed and building types intermixed? How would that impact community? How would such changes affect neighborhood character, demographics, property values? How could zoning actively improve equity in Seattle? 

A series of maps shows information about height, bulk, transit, race, cost, and more. In concert with the mapping studies are sculptural sections of a case study neighborhood. These sections, through color and scale, represent zoning and related size requirements. They show what an existing neighborhood looks like, and provide the opportunity to rearrange elements and explore what this neighborhood could look like. 

An open house on Tuesday, September 22 invites the community into our office to view the project and join us in this conversation. 


Program Partners
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b9 architects

b9 architects


Thursday September 17, 2015 10:05am - 9:05pm PDT
b9 Architects 610 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

6:00pm PDT

EXHIBITION / PARTY - General Intellect Opening Reception
Aktionsart presents General Intellect, an exhibition of new work from James Coupe. Featuring a generative database of 3,000 videos produced by workers hired through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk) service, this exhibition displays single and multi-channel video installations throughout an entire decaying school building in South Lake Union. Coupe makes the individuals behind mTurk visible by instructing workers to record a one minute video each hour from 9AM and 5PM, thus creating an archive of their regular daily routine.

General Intellect questions the value of digital and cultural labor, the shifting conditions of exploitation and the new forms of social alienation that we face today, alone and together. Curated by Julia Fryett (Founder, Aktionsart).

The opening reception takes place on Friday, September 17, from 6-8pm. 

The exhibition runs from Friday, September ​18 - Saturday, October 3, and is open Thu​rsday - Saturday, 12:00pm - 5:00PM.

Program Partners
avatar for Aktionsart

Aktionsart

Director, Aktionsart
Cultural entrepreneur focused on art, film and tech. I work to cultivate engaged communities who think creatively and critically about technology and digital culture. Talk to me about new ways of fusing the arts, emerging technologies and entrepreneurial business methodologies to... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
General Intellect 201 Westlake Ave N, Seattle WA​ 98109
 
Friday, September 18
 

9:00am PDT

INSTALLATION: Universal Play Kiosk
The popular Universal Play Kiosk, one of the SDF2015 Rumble installations, has moved to its new home at the Paul G. Allen building on UW campus. The Universal Play Kiosk aims to address the challenges of creating immersive, collaborative, technology-rich environments. We wish our space to accentuate team engagement, all-the-while supporting the technologies and positioning devices that we bring but not allowing those devices to take center-stage. Whether you require a wheelchair, a stander, a cane, or a cozy space under the table, this configurable space was designed with the goal of facilitating your participation.

The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the Computer Science & Engineering department of UW promotes independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments by use of new technologies, while being careful not to isolate end-users from their collaborators or correspondents inadvertently through the introduction of technology. Modularity affords adjustable displays on-the-fly, engaging anyone who may join. Colors, shadows, textures, and sounds provide a fun, sensory feast for all!

Location Information
Getting to the Paul G. Allen building: http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/southcentral.html?CSE

Program Partners
avatar for Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

University of Washington, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Established in 2014, the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) strives to promote independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments. We aim to enhance access to everyday technologies through the development of user-focused novel... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction
SERVICES:Being a good partner is about more than meeting schedules and budgets.Today, it means collaborating with owners, architects, and the community to enhance every aspect of the project. Supported by the latest technology, deep in-house resources, and an old-school work ethic... Read More →



10:00am PDT

INSTALLATION - Lend Your Voice
LEND YOUR VOICE opens a dialogue with the communities that make up the neighborhoods of the seven Design Review districts in order to accomplish two goals. The first is to bring awareness to the Seattle's Design Review program and the opportunities the community at large has to engage in and impact that process. Secondly, through social media and community partnerships, we will host a feedback loop that can provide comments from those we engage to deliver to the city for inclusion in the Design Review process revisions in the coming year.

As part of the 2015 SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL Volunteers from Weber Thompson are here to talk to you about design and development in Seattle.

WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE? THIS YEAR’S SDF THEME ASKS YOU TO CONSIDER WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE.

As architects, we at Weber Thompson feel design is most equitable when all voices are heard. Our city has a system in place for citizens to express their thoughts on development but it can be overwhelming. We’re here to explain the process and help you lend your voice to influence the city where you live!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
  • WHAT IS DESIGN REVIEW
  • STAGES OF SEATTLE’S DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S DESIGN GUIDELINES
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDELINES
  • HOW TO UNDERSTAND A NOTICE & GET INVOLVED


Program Partners
avatar for Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson Architects
Weber Thompson is an architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design firm founded in Seattle in 1987. Most of our work is in the Seattle and Puget Sound region, so we are intimately familiar with the design and construction process in this city. Our goal at the Seattle Design... Read More →


Friday September 18, 2015 10:00am - 7:00pm PDT
Weber Thompson 225 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

10:05am PDT

INSTALLATION - PLAY4ALL

Integrus Architecture in partnership with the Alliance for Pioneer Square want to bring PLAY4ALL!  Embark on a self-guided scavenger hunt for playful "disPLAYinstallations throughout Pioneer Square. Begin at the Integrus Architecture storefront or visit the PLAY4ALL website to find a map of current disPLAY locations.  From there, it's up to you to explore! disPLAYs will rotate throughout the neighborhood for one week from Sept 12 - 18.

PLAY4ALL participating businesses include:

Arundel Books | Caffe Umbria | Clementines | Drygoods Design | Good Bar | Grand Central Bakery | Velouria | Zeitgeist


BACKGROUND 
As designers of schools and educational spaces, we are challenging the common preconceptions of play and learning environments.  In recent years, our understanding of play has undergone a radical shift.   Play was once considered a distracting diversion from "real” learning.  Now it is understood as a fundamental component of cognitive development. The more we learn about play, the more we believe that access to a diversity of quality play experiences is fundamental to support equity in learning. PLAY4ALL is a community-based exploration of how simple moments of play can encourage learning, and by extension, support an improved quality of public life.  Through play, we believe people can find greater connections with each other and with their environment. 

FRAMEWORK FOR EQUITY
In thinking about how to lower barriers to play, we have identified four PLAY4ALL principles:

  1. INCREASE ACCESS. Identify ways to integrate play into everyday life. We challenge the notion that play should occur within the time constraints of recess and the spatial definition of a playground.
  2. DECREASE COST. Explore how to recycle/repurpose everyday materials in a playful and elegant way.
  3. DIVERSIFY MODALITIES. Frequently, play is synonymous with large-motor activities (climbing, jumping, sliding) and visually-oriented games. What about playing with sound or texture?  How about a game in which all players have limited mobility?
  4. OPEN-ENDED SIMPLICITY. No instructions, no right or wrong way to play. Outcomes are unpredictable so play can occur without pretense or competition.


In an age when our communities are divided in multiple dimensions, we believe play has the power to unite. Play is not just for kids – most adults will eagerly play if given an opportunity. Individuals who may not typically interact can connect through play and have fun in the process!  In what other ways can play benefit our lives, both as individuals and as a community?  What are your favorite ways to play? We invite you to play with us in Pioneer Square anytime throughout the Seattle Design Festival and to become part of the #PLAY4ALL conversation!


 


Program Partners
avatar for Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture
Integrus Architecture is a group of architects, structural engineers, interior designers, and business professionals committed to an integrated approach toward meaningful and lasting design. By creating buildings that add significant value to the communities in which they're situated... Read More →
avatar for Alliance for Pioneer Square

Alliance for Pioneer Square

The Alliance for Pioneer Square is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of Pioneer Square through advocacy, programming, marketing, and community action. We work to help preserve what makes Pioneer Square the most authentic, engaging and dynamic neighborhood... Read More →


Friday September 18, 2015 10:05am - 6:05pm PDT
Integrus Architecture 117 S Main Street, Seattle, WA 98104

10:05am PDT

EXHIBITION - zoning :: equity

A significant source for inequity in our community is the zoning map. Very present in the news with recent code changes and corresponding debate, zoning is a complex subject. This exhibition illuminates the relationship between zoning and inequity and provide an opportunity to envision zoning as equitable and enhancing. 

This installation in the b9 Architects storefront in Pioneer Square poses the questions: What does zoning look like now? What would Seattle look like if the zoning map changed and building types intermixed? How would that impact community? How would such changes affect neighborhood character, demographics, property values? How could zoning actively improve equity in Seattle? 

A series of maps shows information about height, bulk, transit, race, cost, and more. In concert with the mapping studies are sculptural sections of a case study neighborhood. These sections, through color and scale, represent zoning and related size requirements. They show what an existing neighborhood looks like, and provide the opportunity to rearrange elements and explore what this neighborhood could look like. 

An open house on Tuesday, September 22 invites the community into our office to view the project and join us in this conversation. 


Program Partners
avatar for b9 architects

b9 architects

b9 architects


Friday September 18, 2015 10:05am - 9:05pm PDT
b9 Architects 610 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am PDT

INSTALLATION - Lend Your Voice
LEND YOUR VOICE opens a dialogue with the communities that make up the neighborhoods of the seven Design Review districts in order to accomplish two goals. The first is to bring awareness to the Seattle's Design Review program and the opportunities the community at large has to engage in and impact that process. Secondly, through social media and community partnerships, we will host a feedback loop that can provide comments from those we engage to deliver to the city for inclusion in the Design Review process revisions in the coming year.

As part of the 2015 SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL Volunteers from Weber Thompson are here to talk to you about design and development in Seattle.

WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE? THIS YEAR’S SDF THEME ASKS YOU TO CONSIDER WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE.

As architects, we at Weber Thompson feel design is most equitable when all voices are heard. Our city has a system in place for citizens to express their thoughts on development but it can be overwhelming. We’re here to explain the process and help you lend your voice to influence the city where you live!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
  • WHAT IS DESIGN REVIEW
  • STAGES OF SEATTLE’S DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S DESIGN GUIDELINES
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDELINES
  • HOW TO UNDERSTAND A NOTICE & GET INVOLVED


Program Partners
avatar for Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson Architects
Weber Thompson is an architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design firm founded in Seattle in 1987. Most of our work is in the Seattle and Puget Sound region, so we are intimately familiar with the design and construction process in this city. Our goal at the Seattle Design... Read More →


Friday September 18, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm PDT
Phinney Ridge Farmer's Market 67 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

12:00pm PDT

EXHIBITION - General Intellect
Aktionsart presents General Intellect, an exhibition of new work from James Coupe. Featuring a generative database of 3,000 videos produced by workers hired through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk) service, this exhibition displays single and multi-channel video installations throughout an entire decaying school building in South Lake Union. Coupe makes the individuals behind mTurk visible by instructing workers to record a one minute video each hour from 9AM and 5PM, thus creating an archive of their regular daily routine.

General Intellect questions the value of digital and cultural labor, the shifting conditions of exploitation and the new forms of social alienation that we face today, alone and together. Curated by Julia Fryett (Founder, Aktionsart).

The opening reception takes place on Friday, September 17, from 6-8pm. 

The exhibition runs from Friday, September ​18 - Saturday, October 3, and is open Thu​rsday - Saturday, 12:00pm - 5:00PM.

Program Partners
avatar for Aktionsart

Aktionsart

Director, Aktionsart
Cultural entrepreneur focused on art, film and tech. I work to cultivate engaged communities who think creatively and critically about technology and digital culture. Talk to me about new ways of fusing the arts, emerging technologies and entrepreneurial business methodologies to... Read More →


Friday September 18, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
General Intellect 201 Westlake Ave N, Seattle WA​ 98109
 
Saturday, September 19
 

10:05am PDT

EXHIBITION - zoning :: equity

A significant source for inequity in our community is the zoning map. Very present in the news with recent code changes and corresponding debate, zoning is a complex subject. This exhibition illuminates the relationship between zoning and inequity and provide an opportunity to envision zoning as equitable and enhancing. 

This installation in the b9 Architects storefront in Pioneer Square poses the questions: What does zoning look like now? What would Seattle look like if the zoning map changed and building types intermixed? How would that impact community? How would such changes affect neighborhood character, demographics, property values? How could zoning actively improve equity in Seattle? 

A series of maps shows information about height, bulk, transit, race, cost, and more. In concert with the mapping studies are sculptural sections of a case study neighborhood. These sections, through color and scale, represent zoning and related size requirements. They show what an existing neighborhood looks like, and provide the opportunity to rearrange elements and explore what this neighborhood could look like. 

An open house on Tuesday, September 22 invites the community into our office to view the project and join us in this conversation. 


Program Partners
avatar for b9 architects

b9 architects

b9 architects


Saturday September 19, 2015 10:05am - 9:05pm PDT
b9 Architects 610 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
 
Sunday, September 20
 

10:00am PDT

INSTALLATION - Lend Your Voice
LEND YOUR VOICE opens a dialogue with the communities that make up the neighborhoods of the seven Design Review districts in order to accomplish two goals. The first is to bring awareness to the Seattle's Design Review program and the opportunities the community at large has to engage in and impact that process. Secondly, through social media and community partnerships, we will host a feedback loop that can provide comments from those we engage to deliver to the city for inclusion in the Design Review process revisions in the coming year.

As part of the 2015 SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL Volunteers from Weber Thompson are here to talk to you about design and development in Seattle.

WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE? THIS YEAR’S SDF THEME ASKS YOU TO CONSIDER WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE.

As architects, we at Weber Thompson feel design is most equitable when all voices are heard. Our city has a system in place for citizens to express their thoughts on development but it can be overwhelming. We’re here to explain the process and help you lend your voice to influence the city where you live!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
  • WHAT IS DESIGN REVIEW
  • STAGES OF SEATTLE’S DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S DESIGN GUIDELINES
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDELINES
  • HOW TO UNDERSTAND A NOTICE & GET INVOLVED


Program Partners
avatar for Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson Architects
Weber Thompson is an architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design firm founded in Seattle in 1987. Most of our work is in the Seattle and Puget Sound region, so we are intimately familiar with the design and construction process in this city. Our goal at the Seattle Design... Read More →


Sunday September 20, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm PDT
Ballard Farmer's Market 5300 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

10:05am PDT

EXHIBITION - zoning :: equity

A significant source for inequity in our community is the zoning map. Very present in the news with recent code changes and corresponding debate, zoning is a complex subject. This exhibition illuminates the relationship between zoning and inequity and provide an opportunity to envision zoning as equitable and enhancing. 

This installation in the b9 Architects storefront in Pioneer Square poses the questions: What does zoning look like now? What would Seattle look like if the zoning map changed and building types intermixed? How would that impact community? How would such changes affect neighborhood character, demographics, property values? How could zoning actively improve equity in Seattle? 

A series of maps shows information about height, bulk, transit, race, cost, and more. In concert with the mapping studies are sculptural sections of a case study neighborhood. These sections, through color and scale, represent zoning and related size requirements. They show what an existing neighborhood looks like, and provide the opportunity to rearrange elements and explore what this neighborhood could look like. 

An open house on Tuesday, September 22 invites the community into our office to view the project and join us in this conversation. 


Program Partners
avatar for b9 architects

b9 architects

b9 architects


Sunday September 20, 2015 10:05am - 9:05pm PDT
b9 Architects 610 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
 
Monday, September 21
 

9:00am PDT

INSTALLATION: Universal Play Kiosk
The popular Universal Play Kiosk, one of the SDF2015 Rumble installations, has moved to its new home at the Paul G. Allen building on UW campus. The Universal Play Kiosk aims to address the challenges of creating immersive, collaborative, technology-rich environments. We wish our space to accentuate team engagement, all-the-while supporting the technologies and positioning devices that we bring but not allowing those devices to take center-stage. Whether you require a wheelchair, a stander, a cane, or a cozy space under the table, this configurable space was designed with the goal of facilitating your participation.

The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the Computer Science & Engineering department of UW promotes independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments by use of new technologies, while being careful not to isolate end-users from their collaborators or correspondents inadvertently through the introduction of technology. Modularity affords adjustable displays on-the-fly, engaging anyone who may join. Colors, shadows, textures, and sounds provide a fun, sensory feast for all!

Location Information
Getting to the Paul G. Allen building: http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/southcentral.html?CSE

Program Partners
avatar for Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

University of Washington, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Established in 2014, the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) strives to promote independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments. We aim to enhance access to everyday technologies through the development of user-focused novel... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction
SERVICES:Being a good partner is about more than meeting schedules and budgets.Today, it means collaborating with owners, architects, and the community to enhance every aspect of the project. Supported by the latest technology, deep in-house resources, and an old-school work ethic... Read More →



10:05am PDT

EXHIBITION - zoning :: equity

A significant source for inequity in our community is the zoning map. Very present in the news with recent code changes and corresponding debate, zoning is a complex subject. This exhibition illuminates the relationship between zoning and inequity and provide an opportunity to envision zoning as equitable and enhancing. 

This installation in the b9 Architects storefront in Pioneer Square poses the questions: What does zoning look like now? What would Seattle look like if the zoning map changed and building types intermixed? How would that impact community? How would such changes affect neighborhood character, demographics, property values? How could zoning actively improve equity in Seattle? 

A series of maps shows information about height, bulk, transit, race, cost, and more. In concert with the mapping studies are sculptural sections of a case study neighborhood. These sections, through color and scale, represent zoning and related size requirements. They show what an existing neighborhood looks like, and provide the opportunity to rearrange elements and explore what this neighborhood could look like. 

An open house on Tuesday, September 22 invites the community into our office to view the project and join us in this conversation. 


Program Partners
avatar for b9 architects

b9 architects

b9 architects


Monday September 21, 2015 10:05am - 9:05pm PDT
b9 Architects 610 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
 
Tuesday, September 22
 

9:00am PDT

INSTALLATION: Universal Play Kiosk
The popular Universal Play Kiosk, one of the SDF2015 Rumble installations, has moved to its new home at the Paul G. Allen building on UW campus. The Universal Play Kiosk aims to address the challenges of creating immersive, collaborative, technology-rich environments. We wish our space to accentuate team engagement, all-the-while supporting the technologies and positioning devices that we bring but not allowing those devices to take center-stage. Whether you require a wheelchair, a stander, a cane, or a cozy space under the table, this configurable space was designed with the goal of facilitating your participation.

The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the Computer Science & Engineering department of UW promotes independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments by use of new technologies, while being careful not to isolate end-users from their collaborators or correspondents inadvertently through the introduction of technology. Modularity affords adjustable displays on-the-fly, engaging anyone who may join. Colors, shadows, textures, and sounds provide a fun, sensory feast for all!

Location Information
Getting to the Paul G. Allen building: http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/southcentral.html?CSE

Program Partners
avatar for Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

University of Washington, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Established in 2014, the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) strives to promote independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments. We aim to enhance access to everyday technologies through the development of user-focused novel... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction
SERVICES:Being a good partner is about more than meeting schedules and budgets.Today, it means collaborating with owners, architects, and the community to enhance every aspect of the project. Supported by the latest technology, deep in-house resources, and an old-school work ethic... Read More →



10:00am PDT

INSTALLATION - Lend Your Voice
LEND YOUR VOICE opens a dialogue with the communities that make up the neighborhoods of the seven Design Review districts in order to accomplish two goals. The first is to bring awareness to the Seattle's Design Review program and the opportunities the community at large has to engage in and impact that process. Secondly, through social media and community partnerships, we will host a feedback loop that can provide comments from those we engage to deliver to the city for inclusion in the Design Review process revisions in the coming year.

As part of the 2015 SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL Volunteers from Weber Thompson are here to talk to you about design and development in Seattle.

WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE? THIS YEAR’S SDF THEME ASKS YOU TO CONSIDER WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE.

As architects, we at Weber Thompson feel design is most equitable when all voices are heard. Our city has a system in place for citizens to express their thoughts on development but it can be overwhelming. We’re here to explain the process and help you lend your voice to influence the city where you live!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
  • WHAT IS DESIGN REVIEW
  • STAGES OF SEATTLE’S DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S DESIGN GUIDELINES
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDELINES
  • HOW TO UNDERSTAND A NOTICE & GET INVOLVED


Program Partners
avatar for Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson Architects
Weber Thompson is an architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design firm founded in Seattle in 1987. Most of our work is in the Seattle and Puget Sound region, so we are intimately familiar with the design and construction process in this city. Our goal at the Seattle Design... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm PDT
City Hall Plaza 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

10:05am PDT

EXHIBITION - zoning :: equity

A significant source for inequity in our community is the zoning map. Very present in the news with recent code changes and corresponding debate, zoning is a complex subject. This exhibition illuminates the relationship between zoning and inequity and provide an opportunity to envision zoning as equitable and enhancing. 

This installation in the b9 Architects storefront in Pioneer Square poses the questions: What does zoning look like now? What would Seattle look like if the zoning map changed and building types intermixed? How would that impact community? How would such changes affect neighborhood character, demographics, property values? How could zoning actively improve equity in Seattle? 

A series of maps shows information about height, bulk, transit, race, cost, and more. In concert with the mapping studies are sculptural sections of a case study neighborhood. These sections, through color and scale, represent zoning and related size requirements. They show what an existing neighborhood looks like, and provide the opportunity to rearrange elements and explore what this neighborhood could look like. 

An open house on Tuesday, September 22 invites the community into our office to view the project and join us in this conversation. 


Program Partners
avatar for b9 architects

b9 architects

b9 architects


Tuesday September 22, 2015 10:05am - 9:05pm PDT
b9 Architects 610 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm PDT

EXHIBIT - Mexico City: Recording the City // Urban Mobility Design Challenges

Access to the City is everyone's right. Unfortunately in reality this is not the case for everyone, be it Mexico City, or Seattle. The Seattle Design Festival exhibition entitled Recording the City presents documented conditions in Mexico City through the eyes of ten University of Washington architecture students. Through video recordings, sound recordings, written stories, drawings, and paintings, the exhibition intends to broaden people's perception of the City and how people inhabit and interact with it by probing viewers to ask questions about their own City. How do we see the City? How do we read it? How do we live with it, move through it, adapt to it? And how does the city adapt to our own behaviors? By asking these questions of ourselves, and through seeing rather than looking, we generate a greater respect and understanding of the diverse individuals and groups with whom we share the City.


Program Partners
avatar for UW Dept of Architecture

UW Dept of Architecture

The third biennial 2015 University of Washington Architecture in Mexico program gave 15 students the opportunity to live and work for three months in the teeming metropolis of Mexico City. Program instructors Robert Hutchison and Cory Mattheis asked their students to document a specific... Read More →
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DESSUlab

DESSULab
We are a student organization that focuses on Design, Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship and Start Ups. Our objective is to connect students with the people, organizations, tools, knowledge and resources to develop and execute their ideas and projects in these fields.



Tuesday September 22, 2015 3:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
The Belltown Collective 2231 1st Ave, Seattle WA

5:00pm PDT

EXHIBITION - zoning :: equity Open House
For the 2015 Design Festival, b9 architects is examining Seattle zoning, through a storefront installation and panel discussion.

In discussing this year’s theme of Design for Equity, our team felt that a significant source for inequity in our community is the zoning map. Very present in the news with recent code changes and corresponding debate, zoning emerged for our office as a complex subject to explore. We hope to illuminate the relationship between zoning and inequity and provide an opportunity to envision zoning as equitable and enhancing. 

Through a graphic and sculptural installation in our office’s storefront in Pioneer Square, questions will be posed: what does zoning look like now? What would Seattle look like if the zoning map changed and building types intermixed? How would that impact community? How would such changes affect neighborhood character, demographics, property values? How could zoning actively improve equity in Seattle? 

Exhibited in our windows will be a series of maps showing, in addition to zoning, information such as height, bulk, transit, race, cost, etc. In concert with the mapping studies will be abstract sculptural sections of a case study neighborhood. These sections, through color and scale, will represent zoning and related size requirements -- they will show what an existing neighborhood looks like and also provide the opportunity to move blocks around and wonder what could this neighborhood look like. 

The window installation will be informative and provocative as well as an engaging and colorful exhibition to share with the street and community. A sculptural section will sit outside our windows and allow passersby to participate.

We are hosting an open house and panel discussion on Tuesday, September 22 to invite the community into our office to view the project and join us in this conversation. Panelists will include:

Rick Mohler, Mohler + Ghillino Architects, University of Washington
Mike O'Brien, Seattle City Council
Tim Parham, Plymouth Housing
Gundula Proksch, University of Washington
Bradley Wilburn, Department of Planning and Development

 


Program Partners
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b9 architects

b9 architects


Tuesday September 22, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
b9 Architects 610 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
 
Wednesday, September 23
 

9:00am PDT

INSTALLATION: Universal Play Kiosk
The popular Universal Play Kiosk, one of the SDF2015 Rumble installations, has moved to its new home at the Paul G. Allen building on UW campus. The Universal Play Kiosk aims to address the challenges of creating immersive, collaborative, technology-rich environments. We wish our space to accentuate team engagement, all-the-while supporting the technologies and positioning devices that we bring but not allowing those devices to take center-stage. Whether you require a wheelchair, a stander, a cane, or a cozy space under the table, this configurable space was designed with the goal of facilitating your participation.

The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the Computer Science & Engineering department of UW promotes independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments by use of new technologies, while being careful not to isolate end-users from their collaborators or correspondents inadvertently through the introduction of technology. Modularity affords adjustable displays on-the-fly, engaging anyone who may join. Colors, shadows, textures, and sounds provide a fun, sensory feast for all!

Location Information
Getting to the Paul G. Allen building: http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/southcentral.html?CSE

Program Partners
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Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

University of Washington, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Established in 2014, the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) strives to promote independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments. We aim to enhance access to everyday technologies through the development of user-focused novel... Read More →

Sponsors
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Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction
SERVICES:Being a good partner is about more than meeting schedules and budgets.Today, it means collaborating with owners, architects, and the community to enhance every aspect of the project. Supported by the latest technology, deep in-house resources, and an old-school work ethic... Read More →



10:05am PDT

EXHIBITION - zoning :: equity

A significant source for inequity in our community is the zoning map. Very present in the news with recent code changes and corresponding debate, zoning is a complex subject. This exhibition illuminates the relationship between zoning and inequity and provide an opportunity to envision zoning as equitable and enhancing. 

This installation in the b9 Architects storefront in Pioneer Square poses the questions: What does zoning look like now? What would Seattle look like if the zoning map changed and building types intermixed? How would that impact community? How would such changes affect neighborhood character, demographics, property values? How could zoning actively improve equity in Seattle? 

A series of maps shows information about height, bulk, transit, race, cost, and more. In concert with the mapping studies are sculptural sections of a case study neighborhood. These sections, through color and scale, represent zoning and related size requirements. They show what an existing neighborhood looks like, and provide the opportunity to rearrange elements and explore what this neighborhood could look like. 

An open house on Tuesday, September 22 invites the community into our office to view the project and join us in this conversation. 


Program Partners
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b9 architects

b9 architects


Wednesday September 23, 2015 10:05am - 9:05pm PDT
b9 Architects 610 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
 
Thursday, September 24
 

9:00am PDT

INSTALLATION: Universal Play Kiosk
The popular Universal Play Kiosk, one of the SDF2015 Rumble installations, has moved to its new home at the Paul G. Allen building on UW campus. The Universal Play Kiosk aims to address the challenges of creating immersive, collaborative, technology-rich environments. We wish our space to accentuate team engagement, all-the-while supporting the technologies and positioning devices that we bring but not allowing those devices to take center-stage. Whether you require a wheelchair, a stander, a cane, or a cozy space under the table, this configurable space was designed with the goal of facilitating your participation.

The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the Computer Science & Engineering department of UW promotes independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments by use of new technologies, while being careful not to isolate end-users from their collaborators or correspondents inadvertently through the introduction of technology. Modularity affords adjustable displays on-the-fly, engaging anyone who may join. Colors, shadows, textures, and sounds provide a fun, sensory feast for all!

Location Information
Getting to the Paul G. Allen building: http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/southcentral.html?CSE

Program Partners
avatar for Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

University of Washington, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Established in 2014, the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) strives to promote independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments. We aim to enhance access to everyday technologies through the development of user-focused novel... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction
SERVICES:Being a good partner is about more than meeting schedules and budgets.Today, it means collaborating with owners, architects, and the community to enhance every aspect of the project. Supported by the latest technology, deep in-house resources, and an old-school work ethic... Read More →



10:05am PDT

EXHIBITION - zoning :: equity

A significant source for inequity in our community is the zoning map. Very present in the news with recent code changes and corresponding debate, zoning is a complex subject. This exhibition illuminates the relationship between zoning and inequity and provide an opportunity to envision zoning as equitable and enhancing. 

This installation in the b9 Architects storefront in Pioneer Square poses the questions: What does zoning look like now? What would Seattle look like if the zoning map changed and building types intermixed? How would that impact community? How would such changes affect neighborhood character, demographics, property values? How could zoning actively improve equity in Seattle? 

A series of maps shows information about height, bulk, transit, race, cost, and more. In concert with the mapping studies are sculptural sections of a case study neighborhood. These sections, through color and scale, represent zoning and related size requirements. They show what an existing neighborhood looks like, and provide the opportunity to rearrange elements and explore what this neighborhood could look like. 

An open house on Tuesday, September 22 invites the community into our office to view the project and join us in this conversation. 


Program Partners
avatar for b9 architects

b9 architects

b9 architects


Thursday September 24, 2015 10:05am - 9:05pm PDT
b9 Architects 610 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm PDT

EXHIBITION - General Intellect
Aktionsart presents General Intellect, an exhibition of new work from James Coupe. Featuring a generative database of 3,000 videos produced by workers hired through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk) service, this exhibition displays single and multi-channel video installations throughout an entire decaying school building in South Lake Union. Coupe makes the individuals behind mTurk visible by instructing workers to record a one minute video each hour from 9AM and 5PM, thus creating an archive of their regular daily routine.

General Intellect questions the value of digital and cultural labor, the shifting conditions of exploitation and the new forms of social alienation that we face today, alone and together. Curated by Julia Fryett (Founder, Aktionsart).

The opening reception takes place on Friday, September 17, from 6-8pm. 

The exhibition runs from Friday, September ​18 - Saturday, October 3, and is open Thu​rsday - Saturday, 12:00pm - 5:00PM.

Program Partners
avatar for Aktionsart

Aktionsart

Director, Aktionsart
Cultural entrepreneur focused on art, film and tech. I work to cultivate engaged communities who think creatively and critically about technology and digital culture. Talk to me about new ways of fusing the arts, emerging technologies and entrepreneurial business methodologies to... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
General Intellect 201 Westlake Ave N, Seattle WA​ 98109

3:00pm PDT

INSTALLATION - Lend Your Voice
LEND YOUR VOICE opens a dialogue with the communities that make up the neighborhoods of the seven Design Review districts in order to accomplish two goals. The first is to bring awareness to the Seattle's Design Review program and the opportunities the community at large has to engage in and impact that process. Secondly, through social media and community partnerships, we will host a feedback loop that can provide comments from those we engage to deliver to the city for inclusion in the Design Review process revisions in the coming year.

As part of the 2015 SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL Volunteers from Weber Thompson are here to talk to you about design and development in Seattle.

WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE? THIS YEAR’S SDF THEME ASKS YOU TO CONSIDER WHAT MAKES DESIGN EQUITABLE.

As architects, we at Weber Thompson feel design is most equitable when all voices are heard. Our city has a system in place for citizens to express their thoughts on development but it can be overwhelming. We’re here to explain the process and help you lend your voice to influence the city where you live!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
  • WHAT IS DESIGN REVIEW
  • STAGES OF SEATTLE’S DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S DESIGN GUIDELINES
  • ABOUT SEATTLE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDELINES
  • HOW TO UNDERSTAND A NOTICE & GET INVOLVED


Program Partners
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Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson Architects
Weber Thompson is an architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design firm founded in Seattle in 1987. Most of our work is in the Seattle and Puget Sound region, so we are intimately familiar with the design and construction process in this city. Our goal at the Seattle Design... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2015 3:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Queen Anne Farmer's Market 1935 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA 98109
 
Friday, September 25
 

9:00am PDT

INSTALLATION: Universal Play Kiosk
The popular Universal Play Kiosk, one of the SDF2015 Rumble installations, has moved to its new home at the Paul G. Allen building on UW campus. The Universal Play Kiosk aims to address the challenges of creating immersive, collaborative, technology-rich environments. We wish our space to accentuate team engagement, all-the-while supporting the technologies and positioning devices that we bring but not allowing those devices to take center-stage. Whether you require a wheelchair, a stander, a cane, or a cozy space under the table, this configurable space was designed with the goal of facilitating your participation.

The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the Computer Science & Engineering department of UW promotes independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments by use of new technologies, while being careful not to isolate end-users from their collaborators or correspondents inadvertently through the introduction of technology. Modularity affords adjustable displays on-the-fly, engaging anyone who may join. Colors, shadows, textures, and sounds provide a fun, sensory feast for all!

Design Team
Anat Caspi
Gyorgy Zatloka
Setion Branko
Kevin Porter
Milena Batova
Sarah Haase
Hoffman Construction 


Location Information
Getting to the Paul G. Allen building:  http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/southcentral.html?CSE

Program Partners
avatar for Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

University of Washington, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Established in 2014, the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) strives to promote independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments. We aim to enhance access to everyday technologies through the development of user-focused novel... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction
SERVICES:Being a good partner is about more than meeting schedules and budgets.Today, it means collaborating with owners, architects, and the community to enhance every aspect of the project. Supported by the latest technology, deep in-house resources, and an old-school work ethic... Read More →



10:05am PDT

PARTY - PLAY4ALL – Closing PLAY DAY

Integrus Architecture and the Alliance for Pioneer Square are bringing PLAY4ALL to The Ninety!  There will be eight playable installations made from repurposed materials from local businesses, including Sounders FC soccer gear. This event is free for all ages.

 

BACKGROUND

As designers of schools and educational spaces, we are challenging the common preconceptions of play and learning environments.  In recent years, our understanding of play has undergone a radical shift.  Play was once considered a distracting diversion from "real” learning.  Now it is understood as a fundamental component of cognitive development. The more we learn about play, the more we believe that access to a diversity of quality play experiences is fundamental to support equity in learning. PLAY4ALL is a community-based exploration of how simple moments of play can encourage learning, and by extension, support an improved quality of public life.  Through play, we believe people can find greater connections with each other and with their environment.

 

FRAMEWORK FOR EQUITY
In thinking about how to lower barriers to play, we have identified four PLAY4ALL principles:

  1. INCREASE ACCESS. Identify ways to integrate play into everyday life. We challenge the notion that play should occur within the time constraints of recess and the spatial definition of a playground.
  2. DECREASE COST. Explore how to recycle/repurpose everyday materials in a playful and elegant way.
  3. DIVERSIFY MODALITIES. Frequently, play is synonymous with large-motor activities (climbing, jumping, sliding) and visually-oriented games. What about playing with sound or texture?  How about a game in which all players have limited mobility?
  4. OPEN-ENDED SIMPLICITY. No instructions, no right or wrong way to play. Outcomes are unpredictable so play can occur without pretense or competition.


In an age when our communities are divided in multiple dimensions, we believe play has the power to unite. Play is not just for kids – most adults will eagerly play if given an opportunity. Individuals who may not typically interact can connect through play and have fun in the process!  In what other ways can play benefit our lives, both as individuals and as a community?  What are your favorite ways to play? We invite you to play with us in Pioneer Square anytime throughout the Seattle Design Festival and to become part of the #PLAY4ALL conversation!


Program Partners
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Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture
Integrus Architecture is a group of architects, structural engineers, interior designers, and business professionals committed to an integrated approach toward meaningful and lasting design. By creating buildings that add significant value to the communities in which they're situated... Read More →
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The Ninety

What is THE NINETY? THE NINETY, located at 406 Occidental Avenue S., is a cultural hub of soccer and a gathering place for all soccer fans to celebrate the world’s game.
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Alliance for Pioneer Square

The Alliance for Pioneer Square is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of Pioneer Square through advocacy, programming, marketing, and community action. We work to help preserve what makes Pioneer Square the most authentic, engaging and dynamic neighborhood... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:05am - 4:00pm PDT
The Ninety 406 Occidental Avenue S, Seattle WA 98104

10:05am PDT

EXHIBITION - zoning :: equity

A significant source for inequity in our community is the zoning map. Very present in the news with recent code changes and corresponding debate, zoning is a complex subject. This exhibition illuminates the relationship between zoning and inequity and provide an opportunity to envision zoning as equitable and enhancing. 

This installation in the b9 Architects storefront in Pioneer Square poses the questions: What does zoning look like now? What would Seattle look like if the zoning map changed and building types intermixed? How would that impact community? How would such changes affect neighborhood character, demographics, property values? How could zoning actively improve equity in Seattle? 

A series of maps shows information about height, bulk, transit, race, cost, and more. In concert with the mapping studies are sculptural sections of a case study neighborhood. These sections, through color and scale, represent zoning and related size requirements. They show what an existing neighborhood looks like, and provide the opportunity to rearrange elements and explore what this neighborhood could look like. 

An open house on Tuesday, September 22 invites the community into our office to view the project and join us in this conversation. 


Program Partners
avatar for b9 architects

b9 architects

b9 architects


Friday September 25, 2015 10:05am - 9:05pm PDT
b9 Architects 610 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm PDT

EXHIBITION - General Intellect
Aktionsart presents General Intellect, an exhibition of new work from James Coupe. Featuring a generative database of 3,000 videos produced by workers hired through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk) service, this exhibition displays single and multi-channel video installations throughout an entire decaying school building in South Lake Union. Coupe makes the individuals behind mTurk visible by instructing workers to record a one minute video each hour from 9AM and 5PM, thus creating an archive of their regular daily routine.

General Intellect questions the value of digital and cultural labor, the shifting conditions of exploitation and the new forms of social alienation that we face today, alone and together. Curated by Julia Fryett (Founder, Aktionsart).

The opening reception takes place on Friday, September 17, from 6-8pm. 

The exhibition runs from Friday, September ​18 - Saturday, October 3, and is open Thu​rsday - Saturday, 12:00pm - 5:00PM.

Program Partners
avatar for Aktionsart

Aktionsart

Director, Aktionsart
Cultural entrepreneur focused on art, film and tech. I work to cultivate engaged communities who think creatively and critically about technology and digital culture. Talk to me about new ways of fusing the arts, emerging technologies and entrepreneurial business methodologies to... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
General Intellect 201 Westlake Ave N, Seattle WA​ 98109