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In its 20th year, ByDesign recontextualizes the global to the local and examines pressing issues such as sustainability, affordability, indigeneity, and infrastructure, as they relate to design thinking.
Featuring a broad, inclusive selection of films, performances, and interactive activities, ByDesign invites festival-goers to interrogate their own relationships to personal and collective identity and to examine how humanity’s understanding of itself is central to the ways in which it creates the physical world.
The 20th edition of ByDesign Festival is founded and hosted by Northwest Film Forum (NWFF), and curated and promoted in partnership with Design in Public (DiP). The festival integrates NWFF and DiP’s core missions and visions, by focusing on societal growth and community-building—as viewed through the lens of design-centered thinking.