Leah Vendl | Design
Leah Vendl is a Seattle-based graphic designer, creating crisp, intuitive work backed with communications expertise.
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Sanctuary Exhibit

AIA Seattle + Design in Public’s Sanctuary: Design for Belonging exhibit forefronts design solutions, artworks, and organizations responding to our global refugee and immigrant crisis in an urban context.

The exhibit highlights design solutions from Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities competition, artworks created about migration, immigration, sanctuary and home, and information on connecting with local organizations to engage with impacted communities.

Exhibition Design

 Highly visible from the street, a mural of posters selections from  Amplifier  archives showcases community responses to the need for sanctuary, safety, and belonging.

Highly visible from the street, a mural of posters selections from Amplifier archives showcases community responses to the need for sanctuary, safety, and belonging.

 Exhibit is organized into five Focal Points (Resource Hubs, Storytelling, Social innovation, Shelter, and Gathering Spaces), clustering design solutions, artwork, video, and local stories by these themes.

Exhibit is organized into five Focal Points (Resource Hubs, Storytelling, Social innovation, Shelter, and Gathering Spaces), clustering design solutions, artwork, video, and local stories by these themes.

 The dowel installation, over 300 pieces, represent the over 60 million refugees presently displaced worldwide in 2018. Below it, scenes from Ai Weiwei’s documentary,  Human Flow.  Full length screenings were held at the Center.

The dowel installation, over 300 pieces, represent the over 60 million refugees presently displaced worldwide in 2018. Below it, scenes from Ai Weiwei’s documentary, Human Flow. Full length screenings were held at the Center.

 Visitors are invited to take resources and actionable steps to support local organizations.

Visitors are invited to take resources and actionable steps to support local organizations.

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 We commissioned Seattle artist Raychelle Duazo to illustrate a poster and message visitors could take home with them: “Together We Are Home”.

We commissioned Seattle artist Raychelle Duazo to illustrate a poster and message visitors could take home with them: “Together We Are Home”.