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Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle WA 98104
This event is free
Family Focus

Presented by:

  • Design in Public

  • AIA Seattle

  • Our world is witnessing a time of record migration and displacement. According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, there are now more than 60 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, the result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations.

    Cities are on the front lines of this global crisis. As the number of urban displaced persons grows, so does the moral imperative to welcome and embrace them.

    Sanctuary: Design for Belonging presents design ideas from Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities, a competition seeking game-changing design solutions addressing the global refugee and immigrant crisis in an urban context. Proposals to create opportunity and enhance a sense of belonging are grouped into five functional themes that emerged from the competition entries: Social innovation, Shelter, Resource Hubs, Gathering Spaces and Story Telling.

    To encourage deeper understanding of the lives of immigrants and refugees in Puget Sound, the exhibit also includes examples of local organizations, resources, communities, solutions, and design imaginations that provide sanctuary.

    EVENTS

    Join us for the Opening Night Reception, December 6, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ the Center. The first 200 guests will receive a copy of this specially-commissioned poster by Raychelle:

    Free Exhibit Tours: December 12 & January 24, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Meet us at the Center for a curatorial tour by our Graphic Art Curator, Cleo Barnett (December 12) and Research Curator, Mayumi Tsutakawa (January 24). During these hour-long tours, our curators will discuss the overall theme of the exhibit, explaining the competition winners’ projects and how they make cities more welcoming to immigrants and refugees, and also speak to the design and social innovation behind protest posters.

    FEATURING ARTWORK BY:

    Ai Weiwei | Ann Lewis | Ashley Lukashevsky | Chris Lee | Dylan Miner | Ernesto Yerena | Favianna Rodriguez | Felipe Baeza | Jess X. Snow | Josh MacPhee | Kate Deciccio | Kristine Virsis | Mary Tremonte | Mazatl | Meredith Stern | Micah Bazant | Misha Zadeh | Molly Crabapple | Nicolas Lampert | Oscar Magallanes | Pete Railand | Raoul Deal | Raychelle | Rommy Sobrado-Torrico | Shepard Fairey | Thea Gahr | Victoria Garcia | Yakira Teitel

    SPECIAL THANKS TO:

    Debra Webb | Director, Design in Public
    Lisa Richmond | Executive Director, AIA Seattle and Design in Public
    Cassie Blair | Professional Program Manager, AIA Seattle
    Megan Harmon | Exhibit Coordinator
    Mayumi Tsutakawa | Exhibit Researcher
    Cleo Barnett | Exhibit Graphic Art Curator
    Leah Vendl | Exhibit Designer

    AND THANK YOU TO OUR EXHIBIT SPONSORS:

    Initial Pixel Print + Design, Mortenson Construction