Seattle Design Festival

Every year, the Seattle Design Festival brings together designers, community members, experts, city officials, and business leaders to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community.

 

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 Festival!

Every year, the Seattle Design Festival brings together designers, community members, experts, city officials, and business leaders to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community.

2021 was the year of EMERGE. Our community gathered at Lake Union Party on August 21 &22 for a two-day Block Party to explore what we, as a community, are emerging to as our community heals – as we navigate changed perspectives- and as we think about new ways to leverage design.

The Seattle Design Festival is truly a community-powered effort, so thank you to everyone who attended, partnered, volunteered, and otherwise joined us in making the 2021 Seattle Design Festival a resounding success!

#SeattleDesignFestival at a glance:

  • 2 days
  • 6,416 Festival Attendees
  • 18 Design Disciplines
  • 33 Festival Sponsors
  • 75 Engaged Community Partners
  • 26 Built Installations
  • 17 Pop-Up Experiences
  • 4 Featured Youth Designers (from Coyote Central!)
  • 32 Volunteers
  • 29 Press Mentions Across 20 Outlets
  • 18,784 Website users
  • Covered by all major Seattle publications including The Urbanist, The Stranger, Seattle Channel, Real Change,and The Seattle Times – we even got featured on the front page!

To see images from this year and past Festivals, visit our Flickr page. Share your photos with us on social media by using the hashtag #SeattleDesignFestival.

Schedule at a Glance here

Seattle Design Festival
August 21-22, 2021


2020 was a big year – the Seattle Design Festival turned 10! Our anniversary came at a pivotal moment in time, for our city and our world. With the theme, About Time, teams confronted the reality of a global public health crisis and the need to address and dismantle racist systems. Priorities are shifting, and the way that we collaborate has changed.

While the traditional physical experiences – including the Block Party and Neighborhood Spotlights – were canceled, the festival featured digital programming, virtual installations and exhibitions, as well as remote experiences. Our Festival partners submitted amazing programming that sought to address the challenges of our communities, inspiring action through design.

Our 2020 Year in Review can be found here.

The Seattle Design Festival is a multidisciplinary nonprofit organization that promotes the role of design in improving our city.  The Seattle Design Festival is a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, founded in 2011 to celebrate and explore the role and impact of design on urban life in Seattle.

More info at seadesignfest.org

To see images from this year and past Festivals, visit the SDF Flickr page. Share your photos with us on social media by making sure to use the hashtag, #SeattleDesignFestival!

Questions? Contact info@designinpublic.org.


Get Involved

Learn more on the Seattle Design Festival website and find us at @SeaDesignFest on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

 

I am AIA Seattle

Emily Hagen AIA

@AIASeattle

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