Brite Collective’s super-talented and super-motivated crew (Dylan, Jean, Christa, Nin), has some big plans for their time at 676 S Jackson. Their mission is to unite the Seattle community through the process of design by creating a forum and a series of spontaneous and interactive design events.
They’ve attacked this task with their usual tenacity at Brite Social Studio and around the Chinatown-International District neighborhood. In early October, Brite launched their TAKE OUT event – a food excursion in Chinatown-International District exploring the neighborhood using all senses.
Last week’s event was a Brite Fundraiser focusing on a tour of Chinatown-International District, open discussion, and the film showing of Modern Views: A conversation on Northwest Modern Architecture, at Theatre Off Jackson. The tour, given by Seattle Architecture Foundation and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority, was meant to explore and discuss the changes in the built environment of the neighborhood. The first stop on the tour was The Danny Woo Community Garden, founded in 1975. You can hear the inspiring story of how the garden came to be in the video below, told by SCIDPDA’s Joyce Pisnanont.
Up next for Brite is a Vertical Farm Experiment, sponsored by Seattle Tilth and Resolute Lighting. For the next few months the Brite crew will be designing, constructing, and installing a vertical farm system in the Brite Social Studio, to inspire the community to creatively farm in challenging urban environments. In true Storefronts spirit, Brite will be using one of the common undiscovered spaces available for growing: windows!
Stay tuned for more posts about their progress, inspiration and future public events. You can find Brite at 676 S Jackson in Chinatown-International District.