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Design Jam / Seattle Design Festival 2012

“Would you like to create something that will be shown (and used!) at the Festival? Check out the Seattle Design Jam: a Street Furniture Design Competition, which just opened! Street furniture created for the Design Jam will be part of the “Design Block,” the hub of this year’s Seattle Design Festival. If parklets and spontaneous urbanism spark ideas for you, then gather a team or enter yourself. Designers and students are invited to participate.”

The Seattle Design Festival is less than a month away, running from September 20th – 23rd! This year as part of the Design Festival, there will be a Design Jam: Street Furniture Competition. Seattle Design Festival is seeking designers, individuals, students, and teams for the 2012 Design Jam. Entrants will be asked to consider how street furniture in an urban setting can help the public engage and interact with their urban environment. Entries will be evaluated on their creative use of provided material, craft, and their potential for urban impact. The entries will be shown and used at this year’s Seattle Design Festival. Registration is open!  Registration closes September 6th at 10 pm.

 

Additional Information on Design Jam:

Fee:  $100 PER ENTRY. FEE INCLUDES MATERIAL PACKAGE PROVIDED BY SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL.

Important Dates:

  • SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 (10PM) – REGISTRATION CLOSES
  • SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 (STARTING AT 10AM) - MATERIAL PACKAGE READY FOR PICK-UP AT DUNN LUMBER (SEATTLE)3801 LATONA AVENUE, SEATTLE, WA 98105
    LIST OF TEAMS WILL BE SHARED WITH ALL ENTRANTS TO ALLOW FOR MATERIAL SWAP OR POOLING OF RESOURCES.
  • SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 (9AM – 11AM) - CONTESTANTS TO DROP OFF STREET FURNITURE ENTRIES AT THE SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL.  974 JOHN STREET, SEATTLE, WA 98109
  • SEPTEMBER 23, 2012 (6PM – MIDNIGHT) -CONTESTANTS TO REMOVE ENTRIES

Material Package: YOUR ENTRY FEE INCLUDES A MATERIAL PACKAGE SUPPLIED BY DUNN LUMBER OF SEATTLE. (PLEASE CHECK TIMELINE FOR MATERIAL PICK-UP AVAILABILITY.)

Provided by the Seattle Design Festival:

  • 1 SHEET 1/2” CDX PLYWOOD
  • (4) 8’-2X4 LUMBER
  • 5’X5’ DROP CLOTH (CANVAS)
  •  LENGTH OF CABLE

Provided by the Contestants:

  • FASTENERS PROVIDED BY CONTESTANTS
  • ONE ITEM FROM RESTORE IN BALLARD. RESTORE WILL HONOR A 15% DISCOUNT FOR DESIGN JAM CONTESTANTS
  • NATURAL MATERIAL COLOR IS RECOMMENDED. BLACK OR WHITE PAINT IS ACCEPTABLE.

Recognition: ENTRIES WILL BE LABELED DURING THE FESTIVAL. WINNERS OF THE DESIGN JAM WILL BE ANNOUNCED DURING THE FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012 AT 2PM AND PUBLISHED AT A LATER DATE.

Responsibility of the Contestants: CONTESTANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF THEIR ENTRIES TO AND FROM THE SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL – DESIGN BLOCK SITE. ANY ENTRIES LEFT ON SITE WILL BE DEMOLISHED.

Q+A: SEATTLEDESIGNJAM@GMAIL.COM OR VISIT SEATTLEDESIGNJAM.COM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

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A little more about the upcoming 2012 Seattle Design Festival, September 20th – 23rd:

Design in Public created the inaugural Seattle Design Festival in September 2011 to offer the public an opportunity to better understand design and how it adds value our lives, our city, and our region. The 2011 Festival was a collaboration among ten nonprofit partners that created an ambitious set of offerings: more than 35 events, including tours, films, speakers, exhibits, installations, and family programs—all aimed at a public audience. Seattle Design Festival will host “Design Block,” the Festival hub, where we turn cargo containers into pop-up shops and activity stations, simple materials into street furniture, and weather balloons into a “cloud” for projections. Mingle, browse, relax; enjoy food tastings, a beer garden, music and more … the “Design Block” is free and open to the public, Friday-Sunday, 9/21-9/23.

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