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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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September 6 -21, 2018
The Seattle Design Festival featured citywide tours, exhibits, outdoor installations, activities, interactive workshops and more from September 6-21, 2018. Read More
"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. Read More
Meet us at the Center for a curatorial tour of Sanctuary: Design for Belonging by our Research Curator, Mayumi Tsutakawa. During this hour-long tour, Mayumi will discuss the overall theme of the exhibit, explaining the competition winners' projects and how they make cities more welcoming to immigrants and refugees. Join the Wait List >>> This event is currently full; join the wait list to be notified if space becomes available. Read More
JANUARY 26, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us at this free architecture and poetry workshop for youth ages 10-14 who have been recently displaced and/or settled in the United States. Together we will remember, imagine, and create our homes with words, textures, and colorful illustrations. We’ll tell the story of the journey we take through spaces we call home. Please send RSVP to [email protected] This event is held in conjunction with Sanctuary: Design for Belonging, on display Read More