The Proposal

This event took place Aug 17 - Aug 29, 2019

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Jill Magid
1h 23m


** Co-presented with On the Boards on the occasion of their 40th Anniversary season, In the Future’s Wake: Rituals, Ceremonies, and Happenings. August 17 screening is part of Seattle Design Festival’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood Design Crawl, presented by Design in Public! **

Known as “the artist among architects,” Luis Barragán is among the world’s most celebrated architects of the 20th century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked away in a Swiss bunker, hidden from the world’s view. In a high-wire act of negotiation that explores how far an artist will go, artist and director Jill Magic attempts to resurrect Barragán’s life by democratizing access to his art.

“‘The Proposal’ — sly, evocative and challenging — is, at heart, a compellingly argued case for the continued necessity of artists as not just inward-looking excavators, but eye-opening interventionists.” – LA Times

“Addresses fundamental questions about the ownership of creative work in a unique, entrancingly dreamy way.” – Hollywood Reporter

“The film is itself a provocation; a fascinating document of a years-long conceptual project as well as the final (or next) piece of the complicated puzzle.” – IndieWire

About Seattle Design Festival

Achieving and maintaining balance is essential for the well-being of our planet, our society, and ourselves. Our natural world provides the model: vast ecosystems that have evolved over millions of years to create symbiotic relationships that are in

Yet our world right now is fundamentally out of balance. Human needs and desires relentlessly compete with the needs of natural systems. Whether we are weighing the impact of our daily decisions on the future of our planet, working towards greater equity in our cities, or striving for greater balance between our work life and personal life, we are in a constant state of negotiation.

Balance is needed for our earth, our communities, and our families, but how do we achieve it?

  • Can design foster greater equilibrium with our natural world to restore balance?
  • How do we minimize environmental impacts on the planet through design?
  • What lessons can we learn from nature and how is it translated into design
  • What role does design have to help us achieve personal balance and live our best lives?

2019 is the year of Balance. From August 16–25, the Seattle Design Festival will gather together designers, community members and civic leaders to explore how we design for Balance.

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