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Articles, Lectures and Interviews

Mar 2011
Now Urbanism University of Washington Sawyer Seminar
now urbanism

Generosity of Cities: Arts, Humanities, and the City

“With rapid urbanization, the arts and humanities serve as indicators of the health and vigor of urban communities and civic life. Speakers: Introduction by Barbara Swift; Rick Lowe (Founder of Project Row Houses, Houston); Glenn Weiss (Manager of Public Arts in Times Square, NYC).” Moderated by Susan Traprell.

generosity of cities
Oct 2010
Seattle Public Library / Seattle Architectural Foundation
You Built Environment Design Poster

Design in Depth: You + the Built Environment + Design

“Barbara Swift has influenced some of Seattleā€™s most treasured landmarks: Discovery Park, Seattle Civic Center and Ballard Commons. Here she discusses the need for all of us, from the design professional to the design-minded citizen, to use everyday skills to evaluate and pursue intentionally designed environments.” Moderated by Sydney Dobson.

design in depth