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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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SDF Design Jam 2021 with Surya


Awaken your creative spirit and get ready for the 2021 Seattle Design Festival! Join the Seattle Design Festival planning committee and Surya Vanka, Founder & Chief Designer at AUTHENTIC DESIGN and longtime friend of the Festival, for the Design Jam, a Thinkercyze Live event, THIS SATURDAY April 10 at 10 am PT. Explore your creative process and brainstorm this year’s festival theme EMERGE with other members of your community. Perfect for desig Read More
Seattle Design Festival Call For Proposals are Due May 7! Read More
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 Commun 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