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This year’s virtual design festival will include ‘Duwamish Crossings’ proposal

Source: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

8-13-2020 | News

By Journal Staff

Seattle design firm Wittman Estes has created Duwamish Crossings, which it calls a vision to replace the West Seattle Bridge with a series of new ecological connectors at multiple points that would let people cross the Duwamish River by car, bike and foot.

The “speculative research project” will be on display as part of the 2020 Seattle Design Festival, which is being held virtually Aug. 15–23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival’s traditional events, including the Block Party and Neighborhood Spotlights, have been canceled, but there will be live-streamed webinars and discussions, virtual programs, physical displays that honor physical distancing guidelines and a weekly virtual design challenge, called Thinkercyze.

The festival is part of Design in Public, a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle that promotes the role of design in improving the city. It is produced in collaboration with designers, architects, community members, civic partners, business innovators and the public to explore how design improves people’s lives and communities. The calendar of events is at

Events will include “Running Dry: How Water Will Design Our Future” by the Miller Hull 2020 Open Studio, and “Defense of Density after COVID-19” by Makers Architecture and Urban Design.

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