The 2022 Seattle Design Festival was all about CONNECTION.

When thinking about design, there is something very tangible and physical in how things ‘connect’ – but there is also something very emotional that ‘CONNECTION’ taps into as well.

CONNECTION is a core human need. Our brains are wired to connect. We look and long for social CONNECTIONs. We strive to understand how parts connect to form a larger whole. In a world that is increasingly experiencing disconnection, how can design affirm and strengthen critical connections within our community?

This year’s Festival, August 20-26, kicked-off with the SDF Block Party at Lake Union Park and featured in-person and virtual experiences throughout the week. Overview of schedule below.

2022 SDF Festival Elements calendar