Friday 15th Mar 2019 – Sunday 17th Mar 2019
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at Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
Put on by Northwest Film Forum, Design in Public
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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