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Seattle Design Festival!


Friday 13th Sep 2013 – Sunday 22nd Sep 2013
at Multiple locations throughout Seattle

Put on by Design In Public, AIA Seattle, 30+ Partner Organization (incl. ARCADE)

The Seattle Design Festival is the NW’s largest public design event that brings together experts, city leaders, and citizens to celebrate and explore the ways design improves the quality of our lives. Presented by Design in Public and AIA Seattle, ARCADE is excited to be a festival co-host again this year, along with 30+ partner organizations that are providing an array of events and activities. (Make sure to catch ARCADE’s contribution to the festival, Designing Data: A Lecture by Karen Cheng.)

The 2013 Seattle Design Festival theme is “Design in Health,” exploring the connection between environmental design and health and well-being. Design can improve health by: promoting physical activity, increasing access to healthy food, reducing injuries, improving air and water quality, minimizing stress, and strengthening the social fabric of communities.

For the third annual Seattle Design Festival “Design in Health” we will provide 60+ events. The Festival features large scale installations, home tours, walking tours, films, lectures, exhibitions, competitions, activities, and temporary parklets. The hub of the Festival will be at the “Design Block” in Pioneer Square.

With a unique combination of concerned citizens, cutting-edge research and world-class health professionals, Seattle is the perfect setting to set a national example of how Design can improve Health.

The Seattle Design Festival is open to the general public, of all ages. Everyone who has been curious about buildings, parks, transportation, interior design, graphic design, digital apps and objects can engage in a dialogue about design and how design improves our lives.

The 2013 Seattle Design Festival runs from Sept 13 to 22, city-wide. On Sept 21 and 22, there will be many free public activities at the Design Block on Occidental Ave South in Pioneer Square. More info, tickets and reservations at: seattledesignfestival.org.design_block

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