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June 27, 2018
Africatown Central District Preservation and Development Association and Design in Public will present a design conference at 5 p.m. July 13 about the future of Seattle's Central District.
Walter Hood and Nmadili Okwumabua will speak at the event at Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center, 400 23rd Ave.
Hood is an artist, designer and educator. He established Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California, in 1992 and is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. His work ranges from Splash Pad Park, a converted traffic island in Oakland, to the grounds of the new M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco, with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron.
Okwumabua founded Southern Sahara, a design consultancy specializing in research and development for modern African architecture. She is also a professor of African architecture and urban design at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.
Tickets are $15 at https://tinyurl.com/ybp3am48/.
Africatown describes itself as an asset-based community development initiative focused on preserving and developing the Central District as a place where the black community's legacy and the African diaspora can grow and thrive.