This year's Seattle Design Festival (SDF) Block Party takes place on August 21 and 22. Installations, pop ups, and activities in Lake Union Park address this year's festival theme: EMERGE. As the SDF website says, this year's theme: "seeks to inspire action, addressing the consequences of the pandemic to nurture new possibilities. Emerging is a process of adaptation, of transforming the way we interact, collaborate, and create. How can community-driven design strategies carry us forward? How will we emerge better?"
Four projects at the SDF Block Party involve School faculty, students, and/or alums:
This participatory installation is presented by Studio Matthews, which is headed by Visual Communication Design Associate Professor Kristine Matthews. The team also includes alums Marta Bernstein, Eli Kahn, and Dan Niefert. It is available both days from 10am–7pm.
This pop-up, interactive event takes place on Saturday, August 21, from 12:30–1:30pm. It is presented by Sophie Kim, a Visual Communication Design (VCD) student, with assistance from fellow VCD student Alan Enriquez. Kim received funding from SDF to make this pop-up possible.
Printmaking with Coyote!
This participatory event takes place on Saturday, August 21, from 10am–12pm. It is presented by Coyote Central, and the team is led by Marijke Keyser (BFA 2016).
This interactive installation is organized by a group of students: Isabella Ceriale (Industrial Design), Isabella Gaule (VCD), Sophia Johnson (VCD), Peyton Todd (VCD), Charmaine Yabut (VCD). They received funding from SDF to make this installation possible. It is available both days from 10am–7pm.