ByDesign Festival 2019: Cross-Cultural Design Thinking
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.
FULL BYDESIGN SCHEDULE
- MARCH 15, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Live letterpress demo by Expedition Press! FREE! // INFO
- MARCH 15, 7:30pm
Endless Letterpress screening, followed by Q&A with Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Pivetta. // TICKETS – INFO
- MARCH 15, 10:00pm-1:30am
ByDesign Opening Night afterparty at Vermillion Gallery. // INFO
- 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!
- MARCH 16, 2:30pm
Text & After Effects Workshop taught by Jordan Becke. // TICKETS – INFO
- MARCH 16, 5:00pm
Live performance “100 Year Plan” with LA collaborative Emotional.Store, followed by discussion with the artists. // TICKETS – INFO
- MARCH 16, 7:30pm
SuperDesign: Italian Radical Design 1965-1975 (Italy) screening followed by a lively discussion with local designers and makers. // TICKETS – INFO
- MARCH 17, 5:00pm
Flying Monks Temple (China & Latvia) // TICKETS – INFO
- MARCH 17, 7:30pm
Brasília: Life After Design (Canada, Brazil & UK) screening with director Bart Simpson in attendance for Q&A after the film. // TICKETS – INFO