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  • 2020 was a big year in many ways– the Seattle Design Festival  turned 10! Our anniversary came at a pivotal moment in time. 2020’s SDF theme, About Time, sought to ponder past, present and future at a unique moment of transition for the city, the region and the world. Instead, it confronted the present reality of a global public health crisis and the need to address and dismantle racist systems. Priorities are shifting, and the way that we collaborate has changed. It is About Time for real, meaningful change.

    We worked to re-imagine this year’s Festival, shifting to a virtual format that kept our partners and festival-goers safe. From August 15–23, the Seattle Design Festival (SDF) connected designers, community members and civic leaders to explore how we design for About Time.

    Year in Review can be found here.

    SDF 2020 was covered by all major Seattle publications including:
    The UrbanistCrosscutGeekwire, and Seattle Times.

    For media inquiries, contact Bray Hayden, Communications Manager,
    AIA Seattle + Design in Public.