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Design in Public celebrates all the ways that design makes life better in Seattle. We nurture relationships among designers, citizens, city leaders, and future-thinking business innovators. We catalyze change by supporting imagination, vision and participation in the creation of the place we all want to live. Design in Public is a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle.

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Society is witnessing a time of record migration and displacement. Cities are on the front lines of this global crisis. 60-70% of displaced people now live in cities. As the number of urban displaced persons grows, so does our moral imperative to welcome and embrace them. While immigrants and refugees face many challenges in their new urban lives such as language, access to services, employment, housing and cultural barriers; they also bring new energy Read More
September 8 - 21, 2018
The 2018 Seattle Design Festival will be Saturday, September 8 – Friday, September 21, bringing together designers, community members, experts, and city officials to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives. Read More