Seattle is a town chock full of creativity. There's a lot of local right-brained knowledge to be had in this town, and now for the first time ever AIA Seattle is bringing some of it to the public realm in a ten-day concentrated festival celebrating architecture and design.
The festival kicks off this Friday, September 16 with the annual worldwide PARK(ing) DAY event where city dwellers are invited to transform metered parking spots into parks for the day.
Over the course of the ten days there will be lectures, panels, exhibitions, outdoor installations, films, art and tours on design and architecture in the public and private realms of Seattle. There's even going to be a pop-up design center called "Dear Seattle" where locals can drop by and share their ideas and aspirations about their beloved city.
So for all of you Pacific North-Westerners who haven't had your fill of festivals this season here is your chance to squeeze one more in. I for one am really looking forward into delving straight into this one. See you there!
• For more information about the Seattle Design Festival visit their website.