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Release Date: 09/15/2015

Seattle Design Festival at The Seattle Public Library Sept. 19

Design for Equity (theme of 2015 design festival)

The Seattle Public Library will host the 2015 Seattle Design Festival Conference, featuring 20 free programs that explore the theme "Design for Equity," from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave.


The fifth annual festival is free and open to the public. Registration is not required for most presentations; check the Library's calendar for details. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $7.


At the 2015 conference, attendees are invited to engage with Seattle designers and community leaders in this unique mixing of disciplines and intersecting fields as they gather to unpack the festival's "Design for Equity" theme. Choose from 20 programs throughout the event, which includes panel discussions, installations, lectures, workshops and film screenings.


In addition to the design conference, two additional Library events have been planned around the "Design for Equity" theme:


  • Voices for Schools: Designing Equitable Education - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 at the Central Library, Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1. People of all ages with broad educational backgrounds are invited to share and film their teaching and learning experiences. Interviews will be posted to the Voices For Schools website.


  • Design for Equity: Pecha Kucha, PKN SEA vol. 65 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Central Library, Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium. This program will provide attendees -- both members of the design community and the general public -- with a forum in which to explore the complexity, dimension and opportunities embedded within the intersection of design and equity.


Visit the Library's Seattle Design Festival page for more information, and the Seattle Design Festival page for a full schedule.


The festival is presented in partnership with Design in Public.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636, visit Seattle Design Festival or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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