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5:30PM - 7:30PM
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Spend your evenings (virtually) with SDF August 21-23!

Join us during the week, August 21-23, for lively and engaging virtual events created by partners, hosted by SDF, and broadcast live online. Be sure to subscribe to the SDF YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of this amazing content!

Each evening’s Virtual Mainstage will include two presentations within the larger show that includes other video shorts and Festival Planning team hosting. Here are the amazing partners we’re working with, and what they’re excited to share with you:


Monday, August 21

Archiving People and Place Through Printed Ephemera – Presented by Curious Publishing
Explore how cultural narratives are amplified and archived by radical-self expression through zine and print making with Curious Publishing.

The Light We Seek | a multi-dimensional collaboration – Presented by Future Arts
Hear about the process of making an interdisciplinary project with cutting edge technologies.


Tuesday, August 22

Cultivating Empathy For Our Teammates – Presented by Dan Hiester
Seasoned designers know soft skills are important, and studies show psychological safety encourages innovation, but putting this into practice is often surprisingly hard. This talk will give you some tools to feed your curiosity, so you can see your teammates in a more empathetic light.

Social Housing Developer: A Call to Action – Presented by AIA Seattle Committee on Homelessness, House Our Neighbors!, and RealChange
City of Seattle citizens voted yes on I-135 to implement a Social Housing Developer, but what does that really mean and how does it affect the city’s development strategies?

Interview with Board Game Designer and Architect Ashwin Kamath – Presented by SDF Planning Team
The SDF Planning team interviews Ashwin about his hit game Wolves as well as lessons on creativity and collaboration learned from his career transition from architecture to designing games with Funko.


Wednesday, August 23

Conversation about Office-to-Residential Conversion Visions for Seattle Downtown City of Seattle – Presented by Office of Planning and Community Development
Rico Quirindongo, Director, Seattle Office of Planning & Community Development speaks with winners of Seattle’s Call for Ideas: Office-to-Residential Conversion competition to share their proposals.

Get Curious about Senior Cohousing! – Presented by Queena Stone, AIA Seattle Travel Scholarship Recipient
No one can predict the future, but anyone can shape it – So let’s inspire people to rethink the way we live / age and discover how shared living /cohousing can help solve some of our biggest challenges.