Design Your [Neighbor]hood is currently on hiatus through 2021. Please check back later for updates.
Teens, dive into
design! Immerse yourselves in art, architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, interiors, fashion, and gain insights into careers involving all aspects of design. You’ll develop skills and partnerships to further a future in the design industry all while making a difference in your community and the spaces where you live and learn.
Design Your [Neighbor]hood is a multi-session workshop focused on visual art, design—in the broadest sense—and social change. In this experience-based program, you'll go on site visits to organizations that make design decisions that impact our everyday activities. These behind-the-scenes opportunities expose you to a broad range of career opportunities. You'll also develop a studio practice where you'll acquire the skills needed to articulate your process and design a final project that communicates your ideas.
Previous projects include partnerships with Seattle Parks and Recreation in reimagining the Teen Room at the South Park Community Center, Arts and Academics Academy where students redesigned the school’s computer lab and hallway, and a partnership with Seattle’s Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, where the young designers worked in teams to propose three teen-friendly concepts for the Seattle Waterfront.