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SEP 10 | ARCADE Launch Party

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ARCADE : Issue 32.2 Launch Party & Community Celebration

Wednesday, September 10th
5:30 – 7:30pm
Waterfront Space (1400 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98101)

Join ARCADE as they celebrate the release of their September issue, ARCADE 32.2, Empathy, Fire and Spades: Design for Social Innovation, feature edited by Brian Boram.  We’ll be gathering at the Waterfront Space on Western at Union.  A $20 suggested donation at the door brings beverages, light fare, your copy of ARCADE and a warm philanthropic rush-it supports the creation of their magazine and programs.

From Boram’s feature introduction:

“In ‘Empathy, Fire and Spades: Design for Social Innovation’ we examine the inherent, powerful role community plays in teh design process.  We find that through a potent mix of collective action, creative though and unbridled experiences, we can inspire each other to reach higher levels of social consciousness and ingenuity.”

Thank you to our event sponsors:
schemata workshop
dark | light design
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Schuchart / Dow

Thank you to our grantmakers:
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

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AUG 22 | SAM Remix

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SAM Remix

Space.City is proud to join SAM as a co-host of the REMIX Celebrate Seattle arts and culture with SAM’s exhibition Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical and new art at the Olympic Sculpture Park including Trimpins YOU ARE HERE and Jaume Plensa’s Echo during this creative night out!

Use promo code “spaceremix0814″ for $5 off a regularly priced adult ticket.

Friday, August 22
8:00-11:59 PM
Olympic Sculpture Park – Grounds and Pavilion

Some of the night’s activities:

  • DJ Utopia gets you in the groove.
  • KEXP’s DJ Sharlese spins so you can dance all night under the stars.
  • Bobbi Rich brings the online variety show Hangin’ Tuff to Remix, featuring local bands and surprise performances.
  • With watercolors, poses found in Northwest School paintings, and live models with extravagant bears, artist Wayne Bund, teaches you to depict beards on paper.
  • The Northwest Film Forum curates a series of short films in relations to Modernism in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Visiting from Japan, IMERUAT (meaning “flash of light”) performs their unique mix of progressive composition and traditional Ainu music as the sun begins to set.

My Favorite Things: Highly Opinionated Tours (led by artists, community figures, and special guests):

  • Lead Pencil Studio, art & architecture collaborative with Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo
  • Forest Eckley, designer and co-founder of Glasswing Shop
  • Elizabeth Spavento, curator of ALL RISE, a series of performances and temporary installations at City Light’s future Denny Substation this summer.
  • Kat Larson, cross-disciplinary artist
  • Cynthia Updegrave, University of Washing ton Botanist

SAM is proud to have AIA Seattle, ARCADE, ArtXchange, French-American Chamber of Commerce, Northeastern University – Seattle, Out for Sustainability, Seattle Arts and Cultural Events, Space.City, Seattle Emerging Museum Professionals, Seattle Fun Events, Seattle Works, Young Professionals International Network, Urban ArtWorks, and Young Professionals Network as our August 2014 Remix cohosts.

Bring Sol Lewitt’s Seven Cubes off the wall of the PACCAR Pavilion.  The first 50 wearing exactly seven cubes as part of their attire get in for FREE!

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SHOWCASE 14: Gallery + Pop-Up Shop

4th floor of the Maritime Building, look for signs at the east entrances

Curated by a jury* of local designers, SHOWCASE 14 is a combination of a Gallery, a new installation component to the festival, and the yearly Pop-up Shop.  We have arranged for a large showcase space where the design community can present ideas, concepts, prototypes, and finished products that express, provoke and align with the festival’s broad theme of ‘Design in Motion’.

We would like to invite all who are practicing design in all medias from architecture to furniture, products to toys plus interactive and graphic design, film and video design.  The goal of SHOWCASE 14 is to spotlight and draw attention to the vibrant range of design being practiced in the Pacific Northwest.


See the Call for Entries for further information + submission details.

* Submissions will be chosen by the following SHOWCASE 14 Jury:
April Bottman-Haase, Co-founder of Efikio
Dawn Fischer, owner at ID Project
Rachel Gallaher, editor of Gray Magazine
Ellie Kemery, Co-founder and Strategist at MakerHaus
Thomas Lehmanm, founding partner Idiom+
Kate Murphy, designer at Perkins+Will
Charlie Schuck, photographer at Charlie Schuck, founder of Object
Rysia Suchecka, partner at NNBJ
George Suyama, FAIA Principal, Suyama Peterson Deguchi Architects

QUESTIONS? Please contact Ellie Kemery at


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JUN 06 | Francisco Pardo

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Francisco Pardo

Francisco Pardo – AT103

Friday, June 6th
Flash Lecture Space - 4th floor of the Maritime Building, look for signs at the east entrances

Join Space.City as we seize a beautiful adhoc space in the Maritime Building for one night only with Mexico City Architect, Francisco Pardo.  Come early, stay late.  Beer and bites will be provided with your ticket purchase (only for sale day-of, at the door).

AT 103 was founded in 2001, initiating a strong commitment towards architecture and design. Leading a multidisciplinary group, with a clear intention to investigate and create new techniques for architecture in the contemporary city, AT 103 combines advanced computer technology with simple handicraft, achieving what they call “low tech – high resolution effects”.  Julio Amezcua and Francisco Pardo make architecture with unique constructive and aesthetic qualities, thanks in part to their training both in Mexico and abroad. Their portfolio includes a wide range and scale of work, from art pieces to urban projects, engaging a multitude of scales and typologies, including single-family houses, residential, cultural and institutional buildings, landscape and master planning, as well as the Ave Fenix Fire Station, for which they earned in 2008 a silver medal in the Mexican Biennale, and the first place in the International Design Festival.

5$ – At the door gets you cold Hilliards beer and bites


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MAY 21 | Florian Idenburg

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Florian Idenberg | SO – IL | New York ,NY

“To Be Determined”

Wednesday, May 21st 2014
University of Washington –
Architecture Hall 147

Free to the public

SO – IL is an idea driven design office founded by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu in 2008.  With a global reach, it brings together extensive experience fro the fields of architecture, academia and the arts.  A creative catalyst involved in all scales and stages of the architectural process, SO – IL approaches projects with an intellectual and artistic rigor fueled by a strong commitment to realizing their ideas in the world.  SO – IL has worked on an array of projects ranging in scale from the master plan of a cultural campus in Shanghai, China to a series of prints for the Guggenheim Museum.  Projects include the flagship store for Benetton in NYC, student housing in Athens, Greece, the presence of the Frieze Art Fair in NYC, and a campus museum at UC Davis.  The work has received numerous awards, including the MoMAPS1 Young Architects Program, the AIA Young Practices Award and the Emerging Voices award by the Architectural League.  SO – IL has been widely featured in international publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Dormus, and in exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urbanism, Studio -X in Beijing and Kunsthal KAdE in the Netherlands.

Florian Idenberg (1975, the Netherlands) holds a MSc. in Architecture from Delft University of Technology.  Prior to founding SO – IL, Idenburg gained eight years of experience at the practice of Pritzker laureates Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA.  Idenburg is Associate Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

UW Department of Architecture | Spring 2014 Lecture Series

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance.

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APR 30 | Gabriela Carrillo | TALLER

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Gabriella Carrillo | Taller de Arquitectura
Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, Mexico City


Wednesday, April 30th 2014
University of Washington –
Architecture Hall 147

Free to the public

Gabriela Carrillo Valadez, a founding principal of Mexico City based TALLER | MauricioRocha+ GabrielaCarrillo, focuses on “the importance of the vernacular, craftsmanship, sustainability, and socially-responsible design.” It is through the “manipulation of proportion, volume, light, and material” that the firm investigates and creates its architecture. Named one of the 2014 Emerging Voices by the Architectural League, the firm has a robust body of work, including the San Pablo Oztotepec Market in Milpa Alta, Mexico City, which received the Gold Medal VII Biennial of Mexican Architecture; the Plastic Arts School at the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, which received the Gold Medal XI Biennal of Mexican Architecture; and Cineteca Nacional Siglo XXI, Museum of Cinema, Digital Video Library, Laboratory, Central Patio, and Garage, Mexico City. Current work includes the Oral Judgment Courts in Lazaro Cardenas and Patscuaro; a Four Seasons resort in Tamarindo, Jalisco; and a photography museum in Cuatro Caminos. Both Rocha and Carrillo graduated with honors from the Faculty of Architecture of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Rocha has been a fellow and jury member for the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) and has, since 2011, served as Academician of the National Academy of Architecture. Carrillo began collaborating with TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA in 2001, serving as Project Director from 2006 to 2011, when the two founded TALLER IMauricioRocha+GabrielaCarrilloI. She has taught at the Instituto Superior de Arquitectura y Diseño ISAD) and the Universidad Iberoamericana. Both were awarded the 2013 highest prize for professional development, Cátedra Federico Mariscal, by the Faculty of Architecture of UNAM.

All lecture are free and open to the public.

Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance.

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APR 24 | Governor Sergio Fajardo [cancelled]

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