Alleys of Seattle

Tight Urbanism

Posted in Chicago, Detroit, International District, Japan, Melbourne, Pioneer Square, San Francisco, Sydney by seattlealleys on March 23, 2011

Please keep your calendars marked for my exhibit on my travels.

The exhibit, “Tight Urbanism”, scheduled for its’ opening reception May 11, 2011 will showcase the findings of the AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Fellowship  travel through several mediums including photographs, sketches, video, and physical models.  The exhibit is slated to run from May11 to July 1st, with a potential move to the International District in July.

I will be at the Nord Alley to hand out invites to the exhibit on Thursday, May 5 at their alley party.  I highly recommend everyone to come to this for the debut of their permanent art installation in the alley, food, music, and more.  Please stay tuned.

Let me know if you have any questions, or if you’d like to schedule a private tour of the exhibit, I am happy to take groups, individuals, and organizations throughout May and June.

– Daniel Toole


Firehouse Alley Event 1

Posted in Pioneer Square by seattlealleys on September 30, 2010

A week from today, the first event to celebrate and gather awareness of the tentatively named Firehouse Alley will take place.  I have been meeting with community members lead by Tom Pantaleoni, owner of Distant Lands Importers in Pioneer Square for the last few months, and we have set up a great event that will tie in with a Nord Alley Party.  There will be a light show, a green wall demonstration, music, and local food from 5-9pm.

I will also be exhibiting my findings from the alleys of San Francisco, Chicago, and Detroit, as well as a set of recommendations for the alley that the community and I have come up with on some moving walls constructed of reclaimed pallets.  We have a temporary permit and a tentative small sparks grant for this.  With your input and attendance, the alley can begin to gather more momentum, and we can potentially begin a survey, and design ideas for its’ transformation!

I would like to thank ABC imaging for its’ kind donations for printing our display boards!

Bring a friend!