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Design In Public is participating in this year’s Give BIG event!
We are thrilled to announce that Design In Public is participating in this year’s GiveBIG event!

Through GiveBIG, individuals, businesses, and organizations come together to invest in healing our communities. Support nonprofits providing food, shelter, health, and social services; fighting for a more just world; expanding our horizons through art and learning; and many more valued missions.

Join us in the run-up to Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6, and revisit with us some of the highlights of 10 years of Design In Public and the Seattle Design Festival (below).

A gift any time between now and then is a gift of solidarity. It’s a gift that understands that design is within all of us. It’s a gift that recognizes design can create a healthier, more livable city.

AND TO GET THINGS ROLLING, our generous partners at Mahlum have pledged $2,500 as a match. Thank you so much Mahlum!


Check out these Seattle Design Festival memories:


Mighty House – The Miller Hull Partnership (an architecture firm in Seattle) and 118 Designs (a non-profit street outreach program that teaches young men woodworking skills) teamed up with LIHI to build a 12′ x 8′ tiny home to raise awareness of homelessness and homeless outreach programs in Seattle. After the Festival, the Mighty House was permanently installed for residency at Seattle’s Interbay Encampment for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Women in Architecture – Patano Studio Architecture Seattle Design Festival Block Party, 2017

Women are 49 percent of architecture students and 39 percent of interns, but just 17 percent are firm principals and partners, according to a 2012 AIA survey of 2,805 member firms. Festival-goers engage with Women in Architecture, an installation that visually and structurally represents the inverse correlation between women and progressively higher architectural career achievements.

Sanctuary Exhibit at Center for Architecture & Design, 2018

Sanctuary explored how design processes, tactics, and solutions empower immigrants and refugees to fully participate in the social, civic, and economic fabric of our shared communities. The exhibit included a graphic poster survey curated by Amplifier, research on lived experiences of migration to the Pacific Northwest by Mayumi Tsutakawa, and select submissions and competition winners from Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities, an international design ideas competition.