Join us for Contested Spaces: What is a City for All? featuring a series of  lightning talks and collaborative Design Swarms. Facilitated by Surya Vanka, Founder & Principal of Authentic Design, Design Swarms transform design thinking into accessible game-board exercises, help groups to foster empathy, visualize shared challenges, and ideate around solutions to co-creating a city for all. This summit will convene design professionals, citizen advocates, community partners, and government representatives.

Also join other committees at their upcoming events:

Shift Zero and the Collective Push for Real Climate Change in Architecture w/ COTE | November 27

SIAF + DRT Social Hour | November 29

WID Holiday Lunch | December 6

and Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRouT) | December 6

Join us for our second joint AIA Seattle and SMPS Fellows Forum, discussing Design/Build delivery. How has the foundational shift affected your company, and what should you be doing? Is this the latest fad, or is it a long-lasting change? What are the particular impacts to marketing, business development, and client care? This interactive panel program is a terrific opportunity for your firm’s marketing, business development, and technical staff to share questions, perspective and dialog with panelists experienced and successful in Design/Build.

Sanctuary: Design for Belonging will present design ideas from Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities, a competition seeking game-changing design solutions addressing the global refugee and immigrant crisis in an urban context. The exhibit will focus on five functional categories for fostering belonging: Social Innovation, Shelter, Resource Hubs, Gathering Spaces, and Storytelling.

Join us for the Opening Night Reception December 6, 6-8pm.

This spring, Design in Public and AIA Seattle hosted Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities, an international design ideas competition calling upon designers of all disciplines to apply the power of design thinking to the urgent need to welcome, support and empower urban immigrants and refugees.

From 40 submittals, the jury chose 5 final award winners, with a diversity of ideas for improving the immigrant and refugee experience. Learn more about the competition and view the winning submittals here.

In this issue of our monthly Advocacy Update: AIA secures language to better utilize architects for disaster recovery efforts; architects speak out against the EPA’s proposed deregulation of refrigerants; Seattle releases its final ADU EIS; and opportunities to get involved in state and local advocacy efforts, including AIA Washington Council’s 2018 Advocacy Summit in Tacoma, WA, November 1.

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival 2018: TRUST

The 2018 Seattle Design Festival was September 6-21. Read more


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