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  • 21-22
This event is free

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 2021 theme, EMERGE.

New this year is a festival curated lounge space that will feature rotating hands-on activities and performances. The Pop-Up Zone will include a Block Party Lounge designed by Mithun in collaboration with the local non-profit Sawhorse Revolution. The table and seating in the Pop-Up Experience Area have been designed to be welcoming to members of the design community, and the community at large. All elements of the installation will have a permanent home with community partners following the Festival; The table will be used by students at Sawhorse Revolution as they learn to tackle social injustice and better their communities with carpentry and design skills. We invite you to use this lounge to sit and engage with each other, and to consider these voices and the many others that are often left out of conversations around the design of our built environment.

See how these experiences evolved by visiting our Online Gallery.

Full list of Pop-Up partners and a schedule of events for this space below:

SLU Walking Tour | Tech, Tech & More Tech | Sat, 10 AM
Seattle Architecture Foundation

Emerging Gratitudes: An Analog & Digital Pop-Up |Sat, 10 AM – 12 PM

Printmaking with Coyote! | Sat, 10 AM – 12 PM
Coyote Central

Set it Free | Sat, 10 AM – 7 PM
IIDA NPC Seattle City Center

Build your Best Seattle | Sat, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Seattle Architecture Foundation

Quick & Daring | Sat, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The Center for Wooden Boats

Four Square | Sat, 12 PM – 2 PM
Jackson | Main Architecture

Plein Air Painting Demonstration | Sat, 12 PM – 2 PM
Taylor Yingshi

Dear Friend, | Sat, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Sophie Kim

Where Do We Emerge: Discovering Seattle’s Neighborhood Centers | Sat, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
AIA Seattle Urban Design Forum

UTOPIA: space | Sat, 3PM – 4 PM

Every Body Move | The Great Urban Body Move | Sun, 10 AM – 11 AM
Seattle Design Festival

Build a Community Sculpture with Coyote! | Sun, 10 AM – 12 PM
Coyote Central

Seattle Happy Hunts | Sun, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Seattle Happy Places

Interior Architecture Grad + Students – Cornish College of the Arts

Where Does it All Go Recycling with Recology King County  | Sun, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Recology King County