Call for Mini Visiting Residencies

Are you a designer, artist, programmer, urbanist, economist, teacher, or archivist? Are you visiting Seattle and looking for somewhere to stay? Host a mini-workshop or lead a discussion about your work in exchange for a discount on your reservation at the Columbia City Live-Above Loft.

Residency parameters:

  • ideal size of audience is 6 to 12 people for a one to four hour event
  • promotion for the event will be on our Meetup group and/or the neighborhood Facebook group
  • outcomes of the event can be exhibited in the studio and will be published here on

Topics of local interest

Columbia City is undergoing a period of rapid growth similar to other neighborhoods in Seattle. The population of 7,000 is set to increase with the addition of 700 units of new housing within a relatively small area. Historically, the neighborhood is socially and economically diverse, characterized by strong ties and collective action. How can art, technology, and creative inquiry strengthen and sustain resilient community? Topics of interest may include:

  • art and community engagement
  • online and tactical media methods for building community and mobilizing collective action
  • social network analysis and other data methods for understanding changes in a neighborhood
  • data mining and visualization methods for activism
  • grassroots sensor networks
  • citizen journalism
  • engaging community in planning proccess and advocacy
  • community design and identity
  • civic technology and techniques for bike advocacy
  • DIY urban planning and public space improvements
  • defining the boundaries of a neighborhood
  • community currencies and alternate forms/platforms for exchange

Submit Proposal

Dates are subject to availability. Submitting a proposal does not guarantee residency.

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