Seattle Design Festival 2015 (September 12-25): Design for Equity explores how design can contribute to a more equitable society. From buildings that everyone can access and move through, to apps that enable civic participation by people in every location and language, to cities where we can all afford to live – design is a vehicle of innovation. Design for Equity invites us to create a future in which everyone in our society – from every background, ability, race, age, gender, location or economic status – can access the same opportunities and outcomes, both now and in the future.
Numerous events will be held at various locations throughout Seattle during the Seattle Design Festival which celebrates the ways design makes life better. Community members, city officials, citizen-experts, and designers all come together at workshops, performances, tours, exhibitions, talks, films, gatherings and more to exchange ideas.
Seattle Design Festival Schedule
Saturday, September 12 – Sunday, September 13: Block Party at Occidental Park
Friday, September 18: PARK(ing) Day, when metered parking spots will transform into parklets
Saturday, September 19: Conference at Seattle Central Public Library
Friday, September 25: Closing Party at Surface Theory
Daily: Partner Programs, all over Seattle.
The Seattle Design Festival is brought to life by Design in Public, which is a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Design in Public was founded in 2011 to help Seattle appreciate the role and impact of design on urban life. Design in Public believes in a future Seattle—recognized as a world design capital—where citizens, designers and leaders work together to create their shared best city.
For more information, visit Design in Public.