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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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August 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All are invited to join us for the public unveiling of the 2021 Seattle Design Festival at the Sneak Peek August 7, 10 am -Noon @ the Center, and learn more about what’s to come. Festival staff and organizers will provide an overview of this year’s festival—expanding on the key themes explored by our program partners. Bring t-shirts for your festival team screenprinting! There will be a silkscreen station throughout the morning. Mix, mingle, and get excited for the 2021 Seattle Design Festival! Read More
August 21 & 22, 2021
This year’s festival theme, EMERGE, seeks to inspire action, addressing the consequences of the pandemic to nurture new possibilities. 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 perm Read More