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10:00AM - 7:00PM
Occidental Park
149 S Main St, Seattle WA 98104
This event is free
Family Focus

Presented by:

  • Design in Public

  • The Seattle Design Festival Block Party is a two-day street fair celebrating the powerful ways design affects our lives. This fun outdoor event is an opportunity for the design community and the public to come together and interact through large-scale design installations, performances, and design activities all centered around the Festival’s 2018 theme, TRUST. The installations are designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Families are welcome and encouraged.


    Saturday, Sept. 8, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Sunday, Sept. 9, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


    “to House” – AIA Seattle Committee on Homelessness + Real Change

    Building Trust – AIA Seattle Women in Design + Diversity Roundtable Committees

    Navigating Trust – Bassetti Architects

    Blind Trust – BCRA Design + Andersen Construction

    Mapping Trust – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

    Transparent Trust – CJF Edmonds

    The Trust Maze – CLARK | BARNES

    Leave Your Mark on Seattle – Cone Architecture

    Identity Bridge – Design for America, University of Washington

    They Trust You and I – Diana Laurel Caramat

    Spherically Enlightened – Freiheit Architecture

    Blind Trust – Gensler Seattle

    Touch -GGLO Design

    Material Transparency is TRUST – Healthy Materials Collaborative

    Public Reflections – Hornall Anderson

    What Makes a Neighborhood? – Intentional Futures

    SEEING IS BELIEVING – Johnston Architects + The Global Innovation Exchange + Schuchart


    Love Seat I in Red – Khadija Ann Tarver

    Festival Centerpiece: Secret Sounds – LMN Architects + Arup (on display September 6-25, 2018)

    SpaceBox – Madeline Jo

    Festival Centerpiece: Perceived Edges – Mahlum (on display September 6-25, 2018)

    Sticks and Strings – Mithun

    OPENhouse – NAC Architecture

    Building Trust with Building Blocks – Pacific Science Center’s Tinker Tank

    Game Changer – Rolluda Architects

    Sea+CDMX – Sea+CDMX

    WeMeograph – Seattle Design Nerds

    Power of Trust – Signal A+R + Dovetail + Electric Coffin + Jill Drllevich

    Talk to a Stranger – Site Workshop Landscape Architecture

    SPIRES – Sepllabee Space

    Trust The Movement – Studio Meng Strazzara

    Do You See What I See? – The Department of Social Affairs

    I Trust You – The Evergrey (Saturday, Sept. 8 only)

    Shared Structure: A Bench & Interactive Canopy – UW Department of Architecture

    Seismic Cultures: Imagining Alternatives – UW iSchool and Dept. of Human Centered Design & Engineering

    SEA-SAW – VIA Architecture + Creoworks

    ARTIFACT: A Game of Trust and Balance – Weber Thompson + Makerologist