Enter the Fray: How Architects & Designers can be POWERful Advocates
Architects and designers are uniquely positioned to advocate for vital urban spaces and design elements that contribute to healthy, livable communities. They are also well-suited to work towards community consensus on controversial issues: they are good listeners, they work collaboratively in groups, they look at all ideas, and they are effective problem-solvers. But too often architects step back from involvement in public policy decision-making. Can architecture and design instead be viewed as lenses through which public problems can be solved? This program by AIA Seattle’s Public Policy Board is a part of the 2017 Seattle Design Festival and will focus on how the design community can better advocate for their professions while working towards more people-oriented development and vibrant urban communities. For more information about the festival as a whole, check out the Design in Public website.