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Building Dialogue: Vanishing Seattle Films

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | All Events (see all)

Building Dialogue is Historic Seattle’s bi-monthly reading and discussion group. Engage in a facilitated conversation about books, films, articles, podcasts, and more on preservation and the built environment with others who share an interest — and perhaps some expertise — in the subject.

We will share the reading/content assignment prior to each meeting then hold a virtual (via Zoom) facilitated discussion about the work. Drop in for one or join us for all – a commitment to participate in every discussion is not required to take part.

We are excited to partner with Vanishing Seattle for our first Building Dialogue discussion of 2021! Vanishing Seattle documents the displaced & disappearing institutions, small businesses, & cultures of Seattle – often due to gentrification and development. It was founded by Cynthia Brothers in 2016 and is an ongoing digital celebration of the spaces and communities that give this city its soul. Cynthia will join us for the January Building Dialogue discussion about the films and preservation efforts in Seattle.

For this Building Dialogue discussion, please watch two of Vanishing Seattle’s films that document the legacy of arts & cultural institutions in Seattle, Capitol Hill Arts District and Central District – Wa Na Wari.

Click here to register.
Cost: Free

The Zoom link will be emailed 1-2 days in advance of the event. If you do not receive the event confirmation email, please contact Taelore Rhoden, Community Events Manager, at

Discussion guidelines:

Please self-regulate as you would in an in-person discussion. Remember to be courteous and avoid interrupting when someone is speaking.

If it seems that multiple people want to contribute to the conversation, please raise your hand and we will attempt to call on you in order. Depending on the group size and timing, it may not be possible to get to everyone, every time.

Share the floor: if you have already had a chance to speak, please allow others the chance to contribute to the conversation.

Please avoid side conversations or tangents. Zoom’s chat feature is a good tool for communicating to a specific person in the group directly or for making a comment to the group without interrupting.

Points of view and opinions will differ. Regardless, participants agree to be respectful and keep the discussion civil so that this can be a space for listening, learning, and exploration. As a safe space for all participants, racism, sexism, homophobic comments, discrimination, insults, etc. will not be tolerated.

Historic Seattle’s virtual programming is funded in part by a grant from the Eldridge Campbell Stockton Fund for Washington of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


January 13, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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