The Seattle Design Festival celebrates ten years with projected August 15th opening

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For its tenth anniversary, the Seattle Design Festival, presented by Design in Public and AIA Seattle, will be held from August 15th to the 23rd.

The nine-day festival regularly hosts over 30,000 visitors, including architects, designers, and business and civic leaders. The event explores how design improves life in Seattle.

This year's theme looks at time. Titles "It's About Time," the program invites visitors to look at the past, present, and future to "reflect on what our opportunities are at this unique moment in history."

"Dramatic change is all around us: beyond coronavirus, urban communities are struggling with economic and social inequities, environmental stress, and political polarization that all demand urgent action. It’s worth asking - how did we get here and what can we do differently over the next decade?" the organizers write concerning this year's festival in a statement.

The big questions participants will explore this year include:

What can the architecture and design field be proud of from the last decade, and what opportunities did we miss?

Where should we invest our time now to build fulfilling lives for everyone in the future?

What will the next decade hold, and how should the design community respond?

Overview shot of the 2018 Seattle Design Festival Block Party in Occidental Square. Over the course of a weekend, more than ten thousand visitors gathered to experience this two - day street fair c...
 

Overview shot of the 2018 Seattle Design Festival Block Party in Occidental Square. Over the course of a weekend, more than ten thousand visitors gathered to experience this two - day street fair celebrating design.