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Design in Public


May 2021

This year’s festival theme, EMERGE, seeks to inspire action, addressing the consequences of the pandemic to nurture new possibilities.

Seattle Design Festival Call for Proposals Due

May 7 @ 5:00 pm

Emerging is a process of adaptation, of transforming the way we interact, collaborate, and create. How can community-driven design strategies carry us forward? How will we emerge better? This year’s festival will happen exclusively outside through our Block Party, a two-day street fair, August 21-22. Pending permitting, the 2021 Seattle Design Festival (SDF) will be hosted at Lake Union Park and will feature Built Installations and Pop-Up experiences from our community partners. New Festival Element: Pop-Up Programming This new festival…

Design in Public Benefit Breakfast

May 26 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

This year, Design in Public will host its fifth benefit breakfast! An online celebration bringing together and acknowledging the community of designers and enthusiasts who support our ongoing work to highlight all the ways that design has a powerful impact in our lives. This year’s Breakfast program will include the following: · An impassioned keynote from Rico Quirindongo, Deputy Director at Office of Planning and Community Development at City of Seattle Rico Quirindongo, AIA, has been working for 26 years…

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