Friday 15th Mar 2019
– Sunday 17th Mar 2019
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Put on by Northwest Film Forum, Design in Public
The 2019 edition of Northwest Film Forum’s annual ByDesign Festival, held March 15–17, will be curated and promoted in close partnership with Design in Public, a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle dedicated to unleashing the design thinker in everyone. Over the course of a weekend, every space within NWFF will be activated by programs centered on design and architecture, including short and feature films, performances, hands-on generative workshops, and a design faire featuring local makers. This year’s festival will also integrate with NWFF and DiP’s core missions and visions, by focusing on societal growth and community-building — as viewed through the lens of design-centered thinking.
Opening Night features a screening of Endless Letterpress, complete with Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Pivetta in attendance, and a live demo by Expedition Press and related workshops in typography and moving image. A design faire and short film program, open to the public during Saturday and Sunday afternoon, will lead into evening film programs, as well as a lecture on sculptural design objects and 100 Year Plan — a hypercolored multidisciplinary performance, both presented by LA artists Bailey Hikawa and Scotty Wagner.
MARCH 15, 7:30pm
Endless Letterpress (Los Últimos) + Opening Night Party
MARCH 16 & 17, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Short film screenings of SmileFaucet, Compilations by Stephen Jablonsky and a pop up market featuring local designers and makers. Free and open to all.
MARCH 16, 2:30pm
Text & After Effects Workshop taught by Jordan Becke
MARCH 16, 5:00pm
Live performance “100 Year Plan” with LA collaborative Emotional.Store, followed by discussion with the artists.
MARCH 16, 7:30pm
SuperDesign: Italian Radical Design 1965-1975 (Italy) screening followed by a lively discussion with local designers and makers.
MARCH 17, 5:00pm
Flying Monks Temple (China & Latvia)
MARCH 17, 7:30pm
Brasília: Life After Design (Canada, Brazil & UK) screening with director Bart Simpson in attendance for Q&A after the film.
-via Northwest Film Forum