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  • August 15 - 23, 2020
This event is free

The following Partner Programs are live stream webinars, discussions, and other virtual programming that will occur on specific days and times. Some events will require registration or ticket purchases. Links out to event pages for full descriptions.


Architect’s Role in the Civic Conversation for Design Justice
AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable & NOMA NW Chapter
August 15, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT


This Bitter Earth Project
Rhys Hudson
August 15, 5:30pm PT


Creative Rituals: Designing for the New Normal
August 16, 10:00 – 11:30am PT


Be Bold: Design-Build Your Pyramid of Courage
Keep the Change Consulting
August 17, 1:00 – 4:00pm PT


Defense of density after COVID-19
MAKERS Architecture and Design
August 17, 4:00 – 5:30pm PT


Reimagining Retail in the Time of Coronavirus
August 18, 10:00 – 11:30am PT


Time to Learn: Shaping the Future of a State Agency Focused on Opportunity Gaps
The Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds
August 18, 1:00 – 2:30pm PT


We The Future: Young Leaders of Social Change
Discovery Center Youth Ambassadors
August 19, 1:00 – 2:30pm PT


On the Record – Panel Q&A
Presented by Two Hands Collective
August 19, 5:00 – 6:00pm PT


Designing for Behavior Change
IxDA Seattle
August 19, 5:00 – 6:30pm PT


Spontaneous Production: When Seattle Boards Up- Artists Show Up
Overall Creative, Downtown Seattle Association, Seattle Design Festival Committee
August 19, 6:30 – 8:00pm PT


What Day Is It? A Conversation with Microsoft Design
August 20, 9:00 – 10am PT


About Time: Remembering the Past for Future-Driven Education
August 20, 2:00 – 3:00pm PT


Steven Holl – Making Architecture
The Bellevue Arts Museum
August 20, 5:00 – 6:00pm PT


Vortices of Myrkott På Reutersvard – Lecture Q&A
Presented by Paul Kuniholm
August 21, 10:00 – 10:40am


Scavenger Bingo Time – Live Program
AIA Seattle Women in Design Committee
August 21, 5:00 – 6:00pm PT


UTOPIA: touch – August 21 & August 23
CommonForm Project, co-presented with Velocity Dance Center


Empathy is Not Enough: How to Take Action Towards Inclusion
Felix Chang
August 22, 11:00am – 12:00pm PT


The Design of Everyday AI Things
August 23, 10:00 – 11:00am PT


Towards a Region of Short Distances
AIA Seattle Urban Design Forum & Young Architects Forum
August 23, 3:00 – 5:00pm PT


We Belong to Each Other
Engineering Ministries International (EMI)
Daily August 15 – 23, 8:30-8:45am


We are encouraging all of our partners to make these programs available as recordings on the Seattle Design Festival YouTube page. However, we recognize that some of our partners may opt to keep this a ticketed experience on their own platform, or may not have the capacity to record. We are working to make as many of these experiences available at later times to meet the needs of our Festival-goers!