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10:00AM - 7:00PM
Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Avenue N, Seattle WA 98109
This event is free

Presented by:

  • Environmental Works Community Design

  • Built Installation

    Join the team at Environmental Works and contribute your unique vision to the ever-evolving story of our city.

    This thought-provoking interactive installation will invite participants to reimagine the utilization of Seattle’s surplus properties—those hidden gems scattered throughout our city, brimming with untapped potential.

    As you approach the installation, you’ll first encounter a map showcasing current surplus properties within the City of Seattle. Further in, you approach three towering rings, each standing 8 feet tall. These rings are posed to evoke the sensation of being a small figure in the midst of Seattle’s vast cityscape. As you move through each ring, gaze upward and experience the humbling perspective of looking up at towering buildings, inspiring you to think expansively about the possibilities that lie within our city’s underutilized spaces. Inside each ring, you’ll find an array of color-coded papers, each hue representing a different potential use for these surplus properties. Blue for community gardens, green for public parks, yellow for affordable housing, red for art and cultural centers, purple for educational facilities, etc.

    Festival participants are invited to write their ideas and visions on these papers and attach them to the rings. As more and more people engage with the installation, these papers will create links in a chain of built possibilities, weaving together a tapestry of community-driven potential. This interactive experience is designed to ignite your creativity and spark conversations about how we can transform these spaces to benefit our community. The rings serve not only as a physical structure but also as a metaphorical lens, encouraging you to see beyond the present and envision a future where Seattle’s surplus properties are vibrant, functional, and inclusive spaces that reflect the collective dreams of the surrounding community.


    This team is committing to reusing materials from this experience in their own future work.