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Sanctuary: Design for Belonging Opening Night Reception

Join us for the Opening Night Reception for "Sanctuary: Design for Belonging," the latest exhibit @ the Center for Architecture & Design.

Our world is witnessing a time of record migration and displacement. According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, there are now more than 60 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, the result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations.

Cities are on the front lines of this global crisis. As the number of urban displaced persons grows, so does the moral imperative to welcome and embrace them.

Sanctuary: Design for Belonging presents 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. Proposals to create opportunity and enhance a sense of belonging are grouped into five functional themes that emerged from the competition entries: Social innovation, Shelter, Resource Hubs, Gathering Spaces and Storytelling.

To encourage deeper understanding of the lives of immigrants and refugees in Puget Sound, the exhibit also includes examples of local organizations, resources, communities, solutions, and design imaginations that provide sanctuary.

The first 200 guests will also receive a copy of this specially-commissioned poster by Raychelle:


Ai Weiwei | Ann Lewis | Ashley Lukashevsky | Chris Lee | Dylan Miner | Ernesto Yerena | Favianna Rodriguez | Felipe Baeza | Jess X. Snow | Josh MacPhee | Kate Deciccio | Kristine Virsis | Mary Tremonte | Mazatl | Meredith Stern | Micah Bazant | Misha Zadeh | Molly Crabapple | Nicolas Lampert | Oscar Magallanes | Pete Railand | Raoul Deal | Raychelle | Rommy Sobrado-Torrico | Shepard Fairey | Thea Gahr | Victoria Garcia | Yakira Teitel

Exhibit Runs December 6, 2018 – February 23, 2019. For more information about upcoming exhibit tours, visit the Sanctuary Gallery page.

Special thanks to:

Debra Webb | Director, Design in Public
Lisa Richmond | Executive Director, AIA Seattle and Design in Public
Cassie Blair | Professional Program Manager, AIA Seattle
Megan Harmon | Exhibit Coordinator
Mayumi Tsutakawa | Exhibit Researcher
Cleo Barnett | Exhibit Graphic Art Curator
Leah Vendl | Exhibit Designer

And Thank You to our Exhibit Sponsors:

Logos: Initial Pixel Print + Design, Mortenson Construction


December 6, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western AVE
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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