BOOM: Changing Seattle is a tribute to places lost, preserved and desired during moments of rapid development and growth in Seattle. This multidisciplinary exhibition incorporates archival and recent photos, documents, and contemporary art to position history and memory as integral to innovation.
BOOM locates Seattle’s contemporary technology industry and expansion of real estate development within the continuum of change, tracing back to settler-colonialism and gold rush era frontierism in the Pacific Northwest. Four rapidly changing Seattle neighborhoods – Ballard, the Central District, South Lake Union, and SODO – ground themes of transformation, memory, culture, and speculations on the future of the city.
Featuring the artwork of C. Davida Ingram, Eroyn Franklin, Seattle in Progress, No Touching Ground, and Rodrigo Valenzuela, BOOM will also premiere new video work by Paul Komada and Inye Wokoma, new drawings by Ghosts of Seattle Past, and it will be the first exhibition of the Invisible Seattle archive.
BOOM: Changing Seattle is the first collaboratively developed exhibit produced by Design in Public and the Seattle Architecture Foundation for the Center for Architecture & Design.
Please join us for exhibit-related events at the Center:
BOOM: Changing Seattle Opening Reception
Thursday July 7, 5-8pm
Residents’ Podium for Seattle Legacy Spaces
Hosted by Ghosts of Seattle Past
with Seattle City Council Member Lisa Herbold
Thursday August 11, 630-830PM