NEIGHBORHOOD EXCHANGE

NEIGHBORHOOD EXCHANGE 2018


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Design your city from the ground up! Join the Seattle Architecture Foundation and fellow community members to explore local community-based design projects that are making a positive impact in Seattle neighborhoods. Tour unique spaces and learn strategies for implementing similar projects in your own community. Each event includes a tour or project overview, a presentation on the process and outcomes, and opportunities to learn more about the resources needed to implement a similar project in your neighborhood.

*All events are free and include lunch.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor
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The Neighborhood Exchange is supported by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund.

Melrose Promenade

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August 4, 10:00 – 2:00 PM
Start Location: Melrose Promenade Streatery – Mamnoon
1508 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
End Location:Capitol Hill Public Library, 425 Harvard Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

This event will be hosted in partnership with the team behind the Melrose Promenade project. The project was begun in 2010 by Mike Kent, who had recently moved to the neighborhood and was struck by the disconnect between the street’s inspiring views and its less-than-inspiring streetscape. Since then, Capitol Hill neighbors have come together to hold numerous community open houses, secured $70,000 in Neighborhood Matching Funds to advance the project, installed crosswalk improvements and a streatery, and inspired the Seattle Department of Transportation to formally adopt the project with federal funding.

For this final event in our 2018 Neighborhood Exchange series, we’ll be dreaming big. We’ll tour the Promenade route and discuss changes already made as a result of the project, and finish up at the Capitol Hill Library to learn about challenges and strategies for similar large scale, long term projects from the Melrose Promenade team and community partners.

Interested in getting involved?
Contact Kathryn Higgins at kathryn@seattlearchitecture.org

EVENT POSTPONED: Community Run Spaces with Common Area Maintenance

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Start Location: Common Area Maintenance
2125 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

This event will be hosted in partnership with Common Area Maintenance (CAM), a collaboratively run artist studio and exhibition space in Belltown, housed in a former appliance repair shop. CAM founder Timothy Firth will speak to challenges and lessons learned in the creation of the space: leases, gutting, remodeling, organizational challenges, community building, and MONEY.

As Seattle’s real estate prices continue to rise at breakneck speed, community and artist organizations are coming up against more and more challenges in securing physical space for themselves in the City. This edition of Neighborhood Exchange is envisioned as a mini-summit for members of Seattle communities, not just artists, struggling to claim space in our changing town to come together and share challenges, celebrate successes, build solidarity and learn from each other.

Interested in getting involved?
Contact Kathryn Higgins at kathryn@seattlearchitecture.org

(Past Event) Community Gardens with Alleycat Acres

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June 2, 10:00 – 2:00 PM
Start Location: Coyote Central, 2300 E Cherry St,
Seattle, WA 98122
Finish Location: Monica’s Village Place, 140 23rd Avenue South,
Seattle, WA

This event will be hosted in partnership with Alleycat Acres, who have been coordinating community-run urban farms on underused land throughout South Seattle since 2009.

We kick off with our tour at one of Alleycat Acres’ stewardship sites, then winding our way through the Central District to visit their other community farm sites, including their 26th + Marion and 24th + Main sites. As we go, we’ll discuss the unique organizing and design challenges Alleycat farm coordinators grapple with at each location, and how their work fits into the larger context of the Central District. At the end of the tour, we will gather at Monica’s Village Place space for lunch and a brief presentation. After the presentation, the speakers will lead small group discussions to dive deeper into how this project was completed. These small group conversations should leave you with a range of tools and ideas to take with you and apply to your own community-based design projects!

Topics explored: volunteer recruitment, community organizing & resource building, collaborating with diverse landowning entities, and garden design.

Speakers Include:
Kyla Rudnick, Alleycat Acres
Steve Dorsch, Alleycat Acres

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