Big Ideas | Small(er) Intervention: A Competition for Projects to Activate the Seattle Waterfront

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Course Instructers

Julie Parrett

Course Date

Autumn 2016

Course Type

Advanced Graduate Studio

Course Description

Working with the Office of the Waterfront and Friends of Waterfront Seattle, students were challenged to develop projects to activate the Seattle Waterfront during the cold, dark, and rainy months from October to May. Projects ranged from modest art interventions that revealed latent narratives to projects that provided sheltered gathering spaces to wayfinding and play spaces. Students presented to a jury composed of City officials and design professionals who selected two projects that expressed creativity, a unique relationship to the site, connected to the dynamic qualities of weather, light, tides and temperature of Seattleā€™s winter.