From March 5-9 we celebrated all things waterfront! These events revealed the newest design progress, shared an insider's look at how to build a seawall and got us all talking about opportunities for art, design and play on the waterfront and beyond.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Waterfront Week and all the fun!
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Wednesday, March 5
Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion
Want to see the presentation again or didn’t get a chance to attend? Click here to view James Corner’s presentation from Waterfront 2020. Video of the presentation will be available soon – check back here for a video link.
Hosted by the Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture!
Vienna-based architectural historian Liane Lefaivre discussed play as a design tool for architects, city planners, and public artists. Lefaivre is Professor and Chair of Architectural History and Theory at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She has been a visiting Fellow at MIT and the National University of Singapore, and is an award-winning author of many books, including the forthcoming Ground-Up City: Play as a Design Tool.
Friends of Waterfront Seattle reception
Thank you to Friends of Waterfront Seattle, the non-profit champion of a “Waterfront For All,” for hosting a wonderful reception following the keynote address and thanks to all who stuck around and continued the conversation!
Visionary designers, artists, and historians from across the globe presented and discussed the past, present, and future of play in art and design. Panelists included:
Thank you to all who joined us in the beautiful Seattle weather to take part in our day of kid and family-friendly activities along the waterfront!
Winners from our Waterfront Week raffle will be drawn on Wednesday, March 12. Thank you to the wonderful waterfront businesses that participated, including:
Thanks again to our delicious food carts: Cheap Dogs and Seattle Wood Fired Pizza and the fantastic vintage Brazilian jazz ensemble ChoroLoco for provided the afternoon’s soundtrack!
We collected some amazing memories including photos, stories and small mementos for our waterfront time capsule. The time capsules will be on display somewhere around the city, stay tuned to find out where you’ll see them.
Did you swear the oath and give a much-needed home to Russel Wallson or Albus Gribbledore? We're building a new seawall in large part because gribbles have eaten away the one we have today. We talked to people about gribbles, what's happening with habitat along the waterfront, and provided some warm and welcoming homes to gribbles in need.
Thank you to our Waterfront Week partners!