AIGA Seattle 9/27/2018

Changemakers Showcase 2018

Programs & Events

Staff Chats: Christian Witt, Agriculture

Come chat with a Gates Foundation employee and the Discovery Center and learn more about how the Foundation is sharing work around soil health as a key part of our agriculture work and building opportunity. No RSVP required.

AIGA Seattle: Changemakers Showcase 2018

Join the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) Seattle Changemaker teams as we celebrate the results of the 2018 Changemaker Series. Over the past few months, diverse volunteer-led creative teams have used their design superpowers by collaborating with local nonprofits and change organizations on projects that address local youth challenges. Organized by AIGA Seattle.

Fall Educator Social

Educators, join us for an exclusive networking event with your colleagues! Explore our newest exhibit “Design with the 90%”, highlighting the power of design as a force for social change. Test your engineering and design thinking skills with fun activities and resources you can take back to the classroom. Connect with fellow educators from across the region and enjoy food and refreshments.

Accelerating Innovation—Focusing on People

How is the Gates Foundation building upon and advancing the field of human-centered design to make an impact on global health and development? Hear from foundation staff and partners leading this work—and meet national and international grantees tackling issues related to family planning, maternal and newborn health, water and sanitation, HIV prevention, and financial services. Speakers will include David Milestone, Director of USAID’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact and Tracy Johnson, Senior Program Officer, Integrated Delivery at The Gates Foundation. Organizations will include Vihara Innovation Labs, Quicksand, Catapult Design, PHISSIC & Sonder Design Collective, PSI, D-Rev and others.
Image by Vihara Innovation Labs, Bihar, India

Designing with Empathy

How are designers tackling the issue of homelessness? Learn about how local organizations, artists and designers are looking at issues of housing and employment and ways to build empathy through storytelling and creative engagement. Hear personal experiences and learn how you can take action to fight homelessness.

Giving Marketplace

Find unique, socially-conscious gifts for family and friends from over 30 vendors and organizations that support causes such as empowering women and girls, protecting the environment, fighting for clean water, and responding to the refugee crisis. This year’s program will have a special section on local organizations using design innovation to tackle world problems. Looking to do more than just shop? Pull up a chair, push up your sleeves, and make your own gifts alongside local artists. Have fun participating in this unique opportunity at our once-a-year Giving Marketplace. Hours are 10 am till 5 pm on Friday and Saturday.

Book a Free Tour

Planning a visit? We offer free group tours and a drop-in public tour at 2 pm every day we are open.

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