Join us tonight for the ARCADE Issue 35.3 Launch Party + Community Celebration + Holiday Auction! bit.ly/2jgHP8L
by CoCA, Shunpike's Storefronts, 225 Roy LLC, Uptown Alliance Arts + Culture Committee
Artist reception: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Artist talk: 12:30 – 1:00pm
Artists’ reception featuring the December artists in residence for CoCA and Shunpike's Storefronts UN[contained].
Thursday 28 Dec
by AIGA Seattle
at Mr. Darcy's
Fun networking event with AIGA Seattle. All are welcome - members, nonmembers and friends.
Wednesday 3 Jan
Hear about the history and future of letterpress from technology journalist Glenn Fleishman, SVC’s first designer in residence.
Tuesday 16 Jan –
Sunday 28 Jan
by UW Landscape Architecture Department
Opening reception: Tuesday, 16 January, 5:30 - 8pm
Exhibit of emerging landscape architectural projects by Northwest practitioners.
Tuesday 16 Jan
by Seattle Architecture Foundation
6–7:30pm. Pre-talk reception: 5:30
Talk about the influx of people in Seattle, housing needs, and how the search for efficiency is driving the city's architecture.
Thursday 18 Jan
by Healthy Materials Collaborative, Puget Sound Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute
4 – 6pm
Part 2 of two-part workshop on strategies & techniques on "greening your specs."
Saturday 20 Jan
by AIGA Seattle
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join AIGA for a roundtable and panel discussions on gender equity in the workplace.
Through Saturday 14 Apr
by AIA Seattle
All seminars are 9 – 11am
January 13, 2018
Information-packed overview of the design and construction process including budget, schedule & hiring
Through Saturday 13 Jan
by Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)
ThFSa, 11am – 6pm
CoCA is excited to present Cathy McClure, multi-media artist with a background in metal design.
Through Saturday 17 Feb
by AIA Seattle, Smarter Than Car, Center for Architecture & Design, MG2
Opening Reception: December 7, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Hours: T – Th, 10am - 6pm; F, 10am – 5pm; Sa 1 – 5pm
Exhibit on how a transition to postcarbon urban mobility might foster sustainability, resilience, and security while improving quality of life.
Feature Editor: Sawhorse Revolution
Efficiency has a creeping quality. Like the invasive Himalayan blackberries of the Northwest, it has pleasurable fruits but quickly encroaches on neighboring plants if left untended. Efficiency is a boon to industry, getting things done cheaper and faster. Yet when the value of efficiency creeps into other realms such as art, education, ethics, and social interaction, our culture starts to suffocate.
Our organization, Sawhorse Revolution, teaches kids to design and build structures, but its philosophical drive is to study how groups rediscover meaning in a disillusioned culture rife with apathy. As most design-oriented groups do, we feel a tension between a desire for efficient production and our recognition that spaces that protect creativity, learning, and community are (or, perhaps, should be) inefficient. Inefficiency does not necessarily mean slower, but it does imply unpredictability, which can be difficult, frustrating, and impossible to manage. However, when we avoid reflexively “fixing” certain inefficiencies, moments of genuine, unanticipated meaning can arise.
This reflex though is increasingly difficult to suppress. Today’s dominant economic driver is efficiency, as evidenced by our growing reliance on standardization and automation. As workers we are taught to acknowledge the primacy of this value in some strange hope we may outperform the mechanization that threatens our livelihoods. As human beings, we too easily begin to displace this value into our personal interests, projects, and relationships.
In this ARCADE issue 35.3 feature (which will release here over the following weeks; issue 35.3 is also available for purchase in print), we explore what is lost in an era where efficiency has forcefully entangled itself in all aspects of our lives. We approach the topic broadly, having prompted our favorite thinkers and writers to consider where inefficiency exists (or existed) and what beauty arises from it. Knowing what we are to lose, we hope to discover some impulse to spend time among the thorns, extricating efficiency from the roots of our culture.
Thursday 14th Dec 2017
5:30 – 8pm
Auction closes at 7:30pm
Put on by ARCADE
Join us as we celebrate the release of our December issue, ARCADE issue 35.3, Rethinking Efficiency (feature editor: Sawhorse Revolution). A $20 suggested donation at the door brings beverages, light fare, musical entertainment by Reflect, your copy of ARCADE, and a warm philanthropic rush. More, it supports the continued creation of ARCADE’s programming. We'll also be holding our annual holiday auction of design-minded getaways, curated experiences, and more. Auction items can be previewed here (our online preseale has ended).
This event is a "thank you!" to our creative contributors, designers and supporters and an engaging way to bring the Northwest design community together. Held at different, unique spaces in Seattle – most not publicly accessible, yet – ARCADE launch parties are enthusiastically attended by designers of all walks, design-industry allied professionals, artists, politicians, cultural commentators, philanthropists and design enthusiasts. These events provide a place where those passionate about design may connect, renew existing friendships, and form new relationships within our creative community.
Thank you to 35.3 feature editor:
Thank you to portable patron:
Thank you to beverage donor:
Thank you to our grantmakers:
Photos (clockwise from left): Tye River Cabin, designed by Olson Kundig, built by Schuchart/Dow, photo: Tim Bies; Wagyu ribeye by Eden Hill, photo courtesy Eden Hill; Bremelo Press, photo by Noah Fecks
This Thursday! Join us for the ARCADE Issue 35.3 Launch Party + Community Celebration + Holiday Auction! 5:30-8pm at the Colman Automotive Building on Capitol Hill. Details + auction presale: bit.ly/2jgHP8L
Join ARCADE Thursday, December 14, 5:30-8pm at Colman Automotive Building for our Issue 35.3 Launch Party + Community Celebration + Holiday Auction. In addition to the usual festivities, at the event we'll be holding our highly-anticipated annual holiday auction of design-minded getaways and more. See a preview of getaways below!
We are also excited to offer a curated selection of design-minded experiences at the auction. As a special online option, these experiences can be prepurchased at the "Buy Now" price through Wednesday, December 13 at midnight PST. UPDATE: the online presale has now ended. Experiences that have not presold will be available to bid on at the launch event on Thursday, December 14.
EXPERIENCES - AVAILABLE NOW!
Dinner with Peter Miller - SOLD
Join Peter Miller—owner of Peter Miller Books and author of cookbooks Lunch at the Shop and Five Ways to Cook Asparagus (and Other Recipes)—to make dinner and dine. In this talk about dinner-making put into action, you’ll go through the process of what to buy, when and where, and then cook together, meeting at Pike Place Market and then create aspects of three to four different meals. On a regular stove, with a few pans, you’ll make appetizers; soups, beans, lentils and rice; beef, chicken and fish; greens and vegetables; and desserts, and enjoy cheeses. The meal will be based on what’s in season, the weather, day, and audience. There may even be a few surprise visitors.
Up to 6 people. Scheduled by mutual availability through December 14, 2018.
Buy Now: SOLD
Mixed Reality Environments in Microsoft's Treehouse
Venture out to the beautiful nearby woods of Redmond to be in a tree! Tour Microsoft's new treehouses - outdoor meeting spaces that evolve the modern workspace, and where employees benefit from the powerful impact of nature on creativity, focus, and happiness. Start with a treehouse design talk with carpenter Aaron Nelson of the Nelson Treehouse and Supply team and Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters. Then, wear a HoloLens to experience the Windows mixed reality Cliff House over an architectural design discussion about creating immersive environments with Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group's Vice President of Design Albert Shum and Partner Director of Design Steve Kaneko, and local architect Andrew van Leeuwen of BUILD llc. A picnic of drinks and appetizers provided.
Up to 10 people. Scheduled by mutual availability during 2018.
Buy Now: $750
Chocolate Making 101 - SOLD
Join Bellflower Chocolate Company to learn the basics of the chocolate making process. The focus will be on making dark chocolate from raw cacao beans to finished bars. You’ll discuss what contributes to the final flavor of chocolate as well as a bit about the science behind chocolate. This will be a hands-on class so please wear clothing to which you do not have an emotional attachment. The class will last about two hours and students will be able to take home some finished chocolate.
Up to 4 people. Scheduled by mutual availability through May 31, 2018.
Buy Now: SOLD
Chef’s Tasting with Maximillian - SOLD
Dine with one of Seattle’s most lauded new chefs! This Chef’s Tasting includes six to nine courses of celebrated Chef Maximillian’s choosing. He’s the culinary star power behind Eden Hill, Queen Anne’s avant-garde, New American gastronomic treasure.
Up to 6 people. Scheduled by mutual availability between April 1 - August 31, 2018
Buy Now: SOLD
The Walla Walla Foundry Tour - SOLD
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of The Walla Walla Foundry—one of the largest fine art fabricators in the world—with President Dylan Farnum. Specializing in complex and challenging artworks, the foundry produces work in a range of materials, casting in various alloys and creating work in wood, resin, glass, and wax; it also houses advanced technological infrastructure. The foundry works with artists including Matthew Barney, Lynda Benglis, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Isa Genzken, Yayoi Kusama, Maya Lin, Paul McCarthy, Yoshitomo Nara, Kiki Smith, Ugo Rondinone, Kara Walker, Jordan Wolfson, and many others. Also included in this experience are custom-made copper napkin rings by Walla Walla artist Augusta Sparks Farnum.
Up to 8 people. Scheduled by mutual availability through December 14, 2018.
Buy Now: SOLD
Drinks and Woodworking at Dovetail
Come for the happy hour. Stay for the table saw. Enjoy an evening on Salmon Bay at Dovetail’s new office and workshop where you get hands-on with wood and metal. In this interactive experience, participants learn about CNC technology, observe the machining process, oil and finish steel, and assemble a beautifully crafted custom made object to bring home. Then, kick back and enjoy the prosecco and hors d'oeuvres as you admire your handiwork.
Up to 10 people. Scheduled by mutual availability through December 31, 2018.
Buy Now: $1,500
Hot American Steel - SOLD
Experience the molten, hissing, rumbling inner workings of Seattle’s landmark steel mill. Nucor’s hulking mill complex, located beside the West Seattle Bridge, has been in operation for over 110 years. The tour will include all areas of production, and you will see firsthand how recycled metal is turned into new steel while learning about the history of the plant and steel industry.
Up to 15 people. Participants must be over 18 years of age. Scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date through December 31, 2018.
Buy Now: SOLD
Architecture in Reverse
Lead Pencil Studio is the working name of the art and architecture collaborative founded in 1997 by Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo in order to cooperatively pursue installation art, site-specific art and functional architecture. Their practice is self-described as "architecture in reverse ... our projects are everything about architecture with none of its function ... spaces with no greater purpose than to be perceived and question the certainty posited by the man-made world." Meet Daniel and Annie in their Central District studio/workshop to tour the shop, talk, and drink a beer or two.
Up to 8 people. Scheduled by mutual availability through June 30, 2018.
Buy Now: $450
Letterpress + Libations with Lynda - SOLD
Bremelo Press is a fine letterpress studio based in Seattle, owned and operated by master printer Lynda Sherman. Bremelo Press is also an archive and working museum; the feel of ink on paper and the indelible stamp of typefaces keeps this art breathing. Lynda will guide you and your guests as you design and print a simple card followed by a glass of wine in the studio. Each participant will leave with a handful of hand-printed cards to share.
Up to 4 people. Scheduled by mutual availability. Expires June 30, 2018.
Buy Now: SOLD
The Art of the Book: Books from Lucia|Marquand
Enjoy this collection of books from Lucia|Marquand. Based in Seattle, Lucia|Marquand develops, designs, and produces books with museums, artists, creative professionals, publishers, and collectors (and they also designed the 2016 volume of ARCADE!).
• First Modern: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, George E. Thomas
• Myth & Mirage: Inland Southern California, Birthplace of the Spanish Colonial Revival, multiple authors
• Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding, Richard Kenvin
• Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect, by Patricia Junker and Audrey Lewis
• Suyama: A Complex Serenity, George Hildebrand
• Architect for Art: Max Gordon, multiple authors
• Leo Adams | Art Home, Sheila Farr and Linda Tesner
Buy Now: $350
GETAWAYS - AVAILABLE FOR BIDDING AT THE AUCTION
Nestled on a river in a remote 9-acre site outside Skykomish, WA, this gorgeous cabin designed by Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig, opens to the forest around it. General Contractor: Schuchart/Dow. On Tye River, Skykomish, Washington
Loft designed by Edward LaLonde of Olson Kundig in beautiful Sun Valley, ID, an all-season resort destination for skiing, snowboarding, golf and recreation. General Contractor: Schuchart/Dow. In SunValley, Idaho
Photos: Eirik Johnson
Located near the shore of Lake Quinault in the Olympic National Forest, in 2012, this 100-year-old cabin underwent a complete remodel, designed by Best Practice Architecture. Quinault, WA
Rolling Huts: The Ultimate Camping Experience
Soak in the view from this beach cottage located on a sand spit at the northern end of Bainbridge Island, near Fay Bainbridge State Park. Bainbridge Island, WA
Vashon Island House
Enjoy a weekend on the beach on Vashon— nearby in miles and far away in spirit. Vashon Island, WA
Enjoy a night at the iconic Sorrento, Seattle’s longest operating boutique hotel. Seattle, WA
Located in the heart of Washington’s lush Vashon Island, The Lodges are where modern style meets Mother Nature. Vashon Island, WA
See you on the 14th!
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Mapping the Policy Landscape: Visualizing Nutrition Regulations in Early Childhood Care and Education
By Jennifer J. Otten and Tad Hirsch
Information graphic by Chad P. Hall, Tad Hirsch, and Jennifer J. Otten
In recent years US federal, state, and local governments have been increasing focus on developing and refining policies to improve the nutritional health of young children enrolled in child care. Yet little attention has been devoted to understanding the complex ways in which regulatory structures already affect child care food practices. In Washington State policy makers, public health agencies, child care professionals, and other stakeholders are driving discussions about how early childhood care and education (ECE) providers are experiencing and implementing a complicated array of nutritional policies. With Chad P. Hall, we designed the information graphic above to map the layers of federal, state, and local nutrition-related policies that Washington State child care providers must navigate.
Understanding the Problem
Young children establish many dietary behaviors before they reach kindergarten, with taste preferences largely formed by age five. In a report titled Who’s Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements, the Census Bureau states that over the past 30 years, early childhood care and education settings have become major, if not primary, learning and eating environments for an estimated 11 million children under age five in the US. A 2011 American Dietetic Association position paper Benchmarks for Nutrition in Child Care estimates that young children enrolled in ECE receive up to two-thirds of their daily nutrition in these environments.
States vary markedly in the ways they regulate nutrition in licensed child care settings. Due to overlapping policy programs, they may inadvertently establish regulations that contradict each other. For example, the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulates and reimburses for food served in ECE settings. It is an important policy lever for improving the nutritional quality of food in child care environments, and states often apply enhanced (CACFP) standards or offer incentives for participation in the program. In addition, recently the federal government has also provided states with new Child Care and Development Block Grants, which fund child care subsidies for low-income working families. When states use these block grants, they may require child care providers that receive these funds to adhere to additional nutritional criteria or policies. Often the nutrition standards established through the block grants are inconsistent with CACFP’s. Providers are tasked with sorting through and managing these policies, regulations, and programs.
Those trying to improve ECE nutrition often do not realize how complicated the regulations currently are, how policies overlap, or how the improvement of one policy or standard might affect another. Policy visualizations are needed to illustrate the system’s complexity and enable strategic decision making.
Mapping Policies to Visualize Solutions
A wide array of people and groups have interest in or are affected by ECE nutritional regulations, including public agencies, advocacy groups, professional organizations, parents and families, service providers and educators, healthcare practitioners, and more. The following visualization helps these stakeholders understand and communicate how regulatory complexity affects ECE nutrition. Policy visualizations such as this can serve as centerpieces for discussions among these stakeholders and starting points for considering the system as a whole.
To create this information graphic, we conducted participatory design sessions with child care providers, representatives of local and state public health agencies, and state early learning agencies. In early sessions, participants drew diagrams that illustrated their understanding of the regulatory policies that influence nutrition at ECE centers. These diagrams—which varied widely—were compared with our own research about ECE policies (i.e., the policies themselves; peer-reviewed manuscripts; online federal, state, or local materials; and documents such as white papers or technical reports). We then created several “policy maps” that depicted relationships between agencies, policies, funding, and child care centers and held focus groups where we presented initial drafts to stakeholders. Participants were asked which maps made the most sense, to identify what was wrong or missing in the maps, and to describe with whom or in what ways they might use them. Based on their feedback, we created a refined information graphic, which was then circulated via email back to the stakeholder group for additional comments or edits.
While no doubt incomplete, the visualization that emerged seems to offer the best available picture of the institutions, policies, and resources that influence child care food service. Through our work, it has become clear that no individual or group seems to have a full grasp of all the relevant policies, and that even among experts there is not a single shared understanding. Our hope is that visualizations like this can facilitate dialogue among stakeholders and build capacity for change.