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Now in its sixth year, the Seattle Design Festival launched over this past weekend in Pioneer Square. The festival runs from September 10th through September 23rd, and the theme guiding this year’s events is Design Change. After a spin through the opening weekend events, we’ve got our shortlist for the next couple weeks of design heavy activity in the city.

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Each year, Seattle Design Festival kicks off with an ever-expanding block party showcasing a couple dozen installations responding to the festival theme. In addition, a model exhibit at Seattle’s new Center for Architecture & Design (home to several SDF 2016 events) and an urban market round out the inaugural weekend.

Design Block Party
Presented by Design in Public

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Design Rumble: An Earthquake Preparedness Design Competition Exhibition
Presented by Architects Without Borders

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Urban Air Market: Seattle
Presented by Urban Air Market

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[UN]RESTRICTED Model Exhibit
Presented by Seattle Architecture Foundation
August 31 – October 21st, 10am – 6pm // Center for Architecture & Design 1010 Western Ave. // Free

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A roster of provoking and inspiring talks are slated for the next couple weeks. Topics that cover our changing city and society will be presented at venues throughout Seattle, as well as a day-long Design Conference this upcoming Saturday.

PechaKucha Night Seattle Volume 70: Region of Boom
Presented by PechaKucha Seattle
Thursday, September 15th, 6 -9pm // Town Hall Seattle 1119 8th Ave // Invite // $5

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Local Transgender Narratives and Collective Identities
Thursday, September 15th, 7 – 9pm // Henry Art Gallery 4100 15th Ave. NE // Invite // Free

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Design Conference
Presented by Seattle Design Festival
Saturday, September 17th, All Day // Seattle Public Library 1000 4th Ave. // Invite // Free

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Growing A City: Density, Displacement and Policy in an Urbanizing Seattle
Presented by AIA Seattle Urban Design Forum
Tuesday, September 19th, 6 – 8pm // Center for Architecture & Design 1010 Western Ave. // Free

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VR and Design: Experience Design in a New Way
Presented by ZGF Architects. A joint program with Black Box 3.0 Arts + Technology festival
Wednesday,  September 21st, 6 -9pm // ZGF Architects 925 4th Ave. // Free

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Conflux 2016: Design + Technology with Ravi Naidoo, Design Indaba
Presented by Amazon
Thursday, September 22nd, 5:30 – 8:00pm // Amazon Meeting Center 2031 7th Ave. // Free

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A design festival wouldn’t be complete without a healthy dose of parties and projects to engage the community. Check out the celebratory events this week and next, along with the official festival after party on Friday the 23rd.

ARCADE 34.2 Launch Party, Migration: A Survey of Displacement
Presented by ARCADE
Thursday, September 15th, 5:30 – 7:30pm // 200 Occidental Ave. S. // Invite // $20 suggested donation

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Park(ing) Day+
Presented by Seattle Department of Transportation
September 16-17th, 10am – 7:30pm // Various Locations // Free

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15th Annual SVC Wayzgoose
Presented by the School of Visual Concepts
Saturday, September 17th, 10am – 4pm // School of Visual Concepts 2300 7th Ave., Ste. B // Invite // Free

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Room for Change: Mural by Carolina Silva Community Celebration
Presented by Space.City
September 21st, 6-9pm (mural in progress September 12th – 21st) // Pike Street Hillclimb // Invite // Free

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Seattle Design Festival After Party
Presented by Seattle Design Festival
Friday, September 23rd, 7 – 10pm // MAKERS 92 Lenora St. // Invite // $20 suggested donation

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A big thanks goes out to the Design In Public for organizing the event, as well as the sponsors, volunteers, participants, and supporters in this year’s Seattle Design Festival. We look forward to checking out the program events over the next couple weeks. In the meantime, follow, share, and engage with @DiPSeattle, @SeaDesignFest, #SDF2016, #DesignChange.

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Cheers from Team BUILD