Join us March 5-9 to celebrate all things waterfront. This series of events will reveal the newest design progress, share an insider’s look at how to build a seawall and get us all talking about opportunities for art, design and play on the waterfront and beyond.
All Waterfront Week events are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 5
Seattle Center – Fisher Pavilion
The most current waterfront design will be on display, inlcuding our scale model of the future waterfront. Take it all in, ask questions, adn tell us what you’re most excited about. Designer James Corner will join City and civic leaders to share the newest waterfront design work. Hear and see how diesns have evolved, including updates on key east/west connections, the new Alaskan Way, Union Street Pier, Pier 62/63 and more!
Art, Design & Play: Liane Lefaivre
Friday, March 7
Seattle Art Museum – Plestcheeff Auditorium
Vienna-based architectural historian Liane Lefaivre will discuss 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 Allied 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.
Art, Design & Play: Ideas From Around The World
Saturday, March 8
Seattle City hall – Bertha Knight Landes Room
Visionary designers, artists, and historians from across the globe will present and discuss the past, present, and future of play in art and design. Panelists include:
- Tatiana Choulika of Waterfront Seattle Designers James Corner Field Operations, who will speak on the approach to landscape and play in jcfo designs for New York, Chicago, and Santa Monica.
- Gabriela Burkhalter, Swiss playground historian and curator, who will give a talk titled “The Play Sculpture as Public Space.”
- Alan Maskin of Olson Kundig Architects, who will present his work on play environments, including work done in collaboration with the artist Do-Ho Suh.
- Artists Trimpin and Judith Caldwell, discussing their projects including the upcoming Artists at Play project at Seattle Center.
- Curator Nigel Prince of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, discussing art’s links with childhood education and child audiences through the work of artists Aurélien Froment and Gareth Moore.
Sunday, March 9
Meet us at the Pike Street Hillclimb across the street from the Seattle Aquarium.
Get an insider’s look at how to build a seawall, participate in family-friendly activities, and be partof our time capsule!
See you at Waterfront Week!