Urban@UW: art and culture in Seattle’s Central District, presentations on environmental justice, celebrating women’s history month


Over the next two weeks, discuss environmental justice from nuanced perspectives, learn about the history of Rainier Beach’s Kubota Garden, and explore architecture with kiddos. 

Urban@UW News 

Urban@UW anti-displacement workshop generates connections, ideas, and opportunities for further partnership.

In January, Urban@UW hosted a 2-day virtual workshop to facilitate cross-boundary discussions and action around the capacity for people to stay in place and stay in the community in the face of displacement.

Read more here.

Urban-Related Events (For more, check out our calendar):

Monday – 3/7

Graduate School Public Lectures: Braiding Kinship & Time: Indigenous approaches to environmental justice

Discussions of climate change assume norms about how time flows, like a clock running out before a crisis is solved. Kyle Whyte, a professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation will discuss how Indigenous advocacy, science and narratives of time challenge these norms, reframing what it means to act responsibly amidst crisis.

6:30-7:30pm – Online event. Registration required. 

Tuesday – 3/8

Spirited Stone: Kubota Garden Panel + Exhibit

Join the UW Department of Landscape Architecture & the Kubota Garden Foundation for a panel discussion featuring contributors to the KGF-produced book, Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden, to discuss Fujitaro Kubota’s unique contributions to the landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

6:00-9:00pm – Gould Gallery, University of Washington – Seattle campus.

Friday – 3/11

Historic Foundation Preservation Awards Series: Wa Na Wari

Historic Seattle is excited to launch a new program series highlighting a handful of their 2020 and 2021 Preservation Awards Winners. One of the winners is Wa Na Wari, an active center for Black art and culture sited in a 5th-generation Black-owned home in Seattle’s Central District. Join them for an in-person tour of Wa Na Wari and its current art exhibits facilitated by Founder & Land Steward Inye Wokoma and Founder & Curator Elisheba Johnson.

3:30-5:00pm – Wa Na Wari, 911 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. 

Queer Trans Ecologies and River Justice

Join Town Hall Seattle for a presentation by Cleo Wölfle Hazard, assistant professor in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. In discussion with UW associate professor Stephanie Clare, Wölfle Hazard describes why rivers matter for queer and trans life and how science can disrupt settler colonialism and their new book, Underflow: Queer Trans Ecologies and River Justice. 

7:30-8:30pm – The Forum, 1119 6th Ave, Seattle WA 98101 

Saturday – 3/12

Seattle Architecture Foundation Family Workshop: Fantasy Buildings

Designed with younger children in mind (ages 6-10), ACF’s family workshops encourage children and their caregivers to explore architecture through hands-on activities each month. Workshops start off with an exploration of exciting examples of architecture from around the world and activities that highlight the design process.  

10:00-12:00pm – Center for Architecture & Design. 1010 Western Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

March is Women’s History Month!

Support Powerful Voices 

Powerful Voices is a Seattle-based program that creates brave spaces with girls* of color to take charge of their own power as leaders, igniting their abilities to confidently express themselves, build community, and act against injustices affecting their lives.


Urban@UW strives to amplify and connect the efforts of city-focused scholars and practitioners from UW and our larger community. For many more on- and off-campus events please see our calendar; for the latest urban news check out our website, and Twitter pages. If there are happenings or stories you would like us to share, please let us know by emailing urbanuw@uw.edu