Past Seattle Event: VOL 72

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VOL 72

September 21, 2017
@ Seattle Central Library

Pecha Kucha Seattle and Design in Public are proud to present PKN SEA vol. 72: "Invent Together": Perched on the uppermost edge of the contiguous 48, Seattle has had an outsized impact on our global and national culture from its inception. From William Boeing to Jeff Bezos, from Jimi Hendrix to Octavia Butler, from Kurt Cobain to Sir Mix-a-Lot, from Tracy Rector to Storme Webber, from Tom Kundig to Johnpaul Jones, Seattle’s culture of innovation defies easy categorization, transcending beyond the work of any one person, company or institution. What is it that makes Seattle truly unique? What are the cultural, political and technological implications at play as we work alongside each other in our increasingly dynamic metropolis? Looking across the next ten years, where will be as a collective community? What challenges will we define and which will define us?

Produced in partnership with Design in Public, “Invent Together” will feature leaders from across Seattle’s political, scientific, design, technology & art communities to share the people, work, vision and inspiration that are shaping our city, exploring the ways in which we come together as a community to create a culture of invention, possibility and promise that is uniquely Seattle.

Susie Lee
Contemporary artist, Founder and CEO of Siren, Siren in Seattle
Tyrone Brown
Founder, Artistic Director, Brownbox Theater in Seattle
Stephen Jablonsky
Creative Director, Intentional Futures in Seattle
Sarah Smith
Program Director, Sawhorse Revolution in Seattle
Axel Roessler
Chair & Associate Professor, Interaction Design, University of Washington in Seattle
Asta Roseway
Principal Research Designer, Microsoft in Seattle
H.B. Siegel
Director of Engineering, Amazon in Seattle
Natalia Ilyin
Professor, Department of Design, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle
Elisabeth Patterson
Adjunct Faculty, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle
Ross Reynolds
Executive Producer of Community Engagement, KUOW in Seattle