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For public speaking requests, or if you're interested in collabing -  contact


If you're interested in having Vanishing Seattle speak/collab for an event, project, org, class etc. - hit us up at vanishingseattle(at)gmail(dot)com.

A Mutual Goodbye - Iconic Seattle Fish Market Closes Its Doors After 77 Years. Video with Converge Media/Back2Besa. September 25, 2023.

"It Tastes Like Home." Popular Filipino diner returns to Downtown Seattle. Video about the re-opening of Ludi's restaurant. Produced in partnership with Seattle Channel. June 23, 2023.

Nobody Lives Here: The people in the path of progress. Wing Luke Museum. April 7, 2023 - March 2024. Community Advisory Committee member. More info & tix here.

UN-[TITLED]: An immersive, multisite-specific performance in the Central District and International District that centers on the ways in which communities are displaced by development, displacement, and gentrification. Vanishing Seattle served as a Community and Research Partner, along with On The Boards, Wa Na Wari, Black Heritage Society, Third Rail Projects, Arte Noir, Sankofa Theater, Friends of Inscape & more. Organized & curated by Berette Macaulay. March 23-26, 2023.

Building with Purpose: Black Architects and Community Agency. MOHAI in partnership with Black Heritage Society of WA. February 11, 2023, 11am-1pm at MOHAI. Register here.

#VanishingSeattle live on Converge Media's Day With Trae show - monthly on Converge Media platforms @wwconverge (Feb 2022-present).

KISW 99.9's Loud & Local. October 12, 2022.

Mirror Stage Podcast. June 7, 2022.

The Needling Update podcast: Vanishing Seattle and Mermaids. March 14, 2022.

Guest speaker, Communications Leadership Program, University of Washington. May 12, 2022.

KUOW's Seattle Now podcast: Casual Friday. February 4, 2022.

Scarecrow Video Independent Video Store Day livestream. October 16, 2021.

We're Not Moving Out: Building Inclusive Communities Across America. Bloom Housing/Exygy. July 20, 2021.

Duwamish Valley Youth Storytelling Workshop. June 19, 2021.

Historic Seattle's Building Dialogue: Vanishing Seattle Films. January 2021.

Women's Century Club. October 2020. 

Local Sightings Film Fest post-screening panel. September 18, 2020.

Guest Speaker, Social Justice Nonprofit Leadership course, Seattle University. August 10, 2020.

Africatown Community Corner. Season 2, Ep 1. January 15, 2020.

Emcee, Historic Seattle Preservation Celebration Benefit (with Ben Gibbard) @ Georgetown Ballroom

September 19, 2019

Presenter, The Creative Advantage Arts Partner Summer Institute @ Seattle Art Museum

August 15, 2019

The Future is Zero Game Show

August 9, 2019

Repossessed Exhibit @ SOIL Gallery

August 1st -31st, 2019

Stay Happy Collective/Summer in Seattle

August 1, 2019, 6pm-11:30pm @ Central Saloon

There Goes the Gayborhood Panel (opening comments)

June 8, 2019, 10:30am @ Seattle Public Library

Save the Showbox Rock & Rally

May 22, 2019, 5pm @ Showbox

Speaker at Cultural History of Seattle course, Lakeside School. March 2019 and May 2021.

Tech Has Changed Seattle. Now What? (with Waxie Moon, TeeWanz, Tasia Endo and Carolyn Adolph & Joshua McNichols of KUOW's Prime(d) podcast). March 2, 2019, 6pm @ The Seattle Opera

"Rock of Ages" pre-show talk (with Earnie Ashwood from  Friends of the Showbox & Reese Tanimura from Folklife)

February 21, 2019, 6pm  @ The 5th Avenue Theatre

Save the Showbox Advocacy Update (Historic Seattle)

January 30, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm @ Showbox at The Market

Seattle Art Museum REMIX (My Favorite Things Tour): November 9, 2018, 8pm-midnite @ SAM


Lessons From the Showbox: How to Proactively Protect the Places We Love. October 23, 2018, 6-8:30pm @ FOLIO: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St. Presented by Allied Arts of Seattle. Beer & Culture Panel with Vanishing Seattle, Historic Seattle, & Equinox Studios.

It Happened Here: Wing Luke Museum Storytelling Series:

August 15, 2018 @ Hing Hay Park

Sense of Place: Solutions to Save Showbox & Cultural Space: August 9, 2018 @Northwest Film Forum

Press Conference on Landmark Nomination for Showbox: August 9, 2018 @ Showbox at the Market

Historic Seattle Grassroots Advocacy Preservation Celebration: August 8, 2018 @Washington Hall

Speaker, Young Writers for Social Media class, University of WA. July 26, 2018.

Womxn Who Rock (un)Conference: Claiming Space in a Changing City

March 10, 2018 @ Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

Skill share with Jessica Ry'cheal (Everyday Black, NW African American Museum)

LuluNation & Crew w/Mr. B - Hollow Earth Radio

With Ana Cano aka Black Mama & Jessica Ry'cheal. March 6, 2018.

Recording here

Speaker, Community Organizing course, UW School of Social Work. February 15, 2018.

People's Geography of Seattle

February 7th, 2018 @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch

Currently in Seattle, a growing number of projects are exploring intersections among public histories, inquiry and community activism. This is no doubt in reaction to the immense scale and rate of displacement, disruption, and reconfiguration of both built and social environments through ongoing processes of urban development and transformation. The aim of the People's Geography of Seattle Project is to help forge connections between these different projects, bring them into conversation with each other to identify emergent common interests and questions, and facilitate cooperative support for ongoing development of these projects according to their priorities.

More info here

CreativeMornings Talk: "Pioneer" Theme

October 13, 2017 @ Frye Museum

Historic Seattle Preservation Awards

September 19, 2017 @ Washington Hall


Got Green Climate Resilience/Anti-Displacement Townhall

September 7, 2017 @ Southside Commons

Why Journalism Matters: News Literacy in a Democracy

The Citizen Journalist

Presented by UW Dept of Communication & UW Libraries

April 1, 2017 @ University of Washington

Women Who Rock (Un) Conference

February 11, 2017 @ Washington Hall



Eighth Generation Store @ Pike Place Market

November 24, 2017 - Spring 2018

More info here

"Carnal Knowledge"

November 18, 2016, 7pm @ Timbre Room

Presented in partnership with Seattle Public Library

A kaleidoscopic performative journey through the history and practice of burlesque with performances by Miss Kitty Baby, The Marquis Façade, Mx. Pucks A’Plenty and more! Plus  rare historical photos of old burlesque clubs during the ‘62 World's Fair & info about how clubs created space for queer & POC performers. More info here.

DesignFest 2017 Block Party: "Did You Notice?", Sept. 9-10, 2017

Interactive installation in partnership with Miller Hayashi Architects at Occidental Park. Did You Notice? is a structure that conveys the design review process through a series of thresholds representing memory, public action and comment, and proposed development - and prompts passersby to engage and ‘densify’ the final threshold with opinions of how the public process can better serve the Seattle community. Feedback left at the site was then shared with City Council during their 9/11 meeting on Design Review modifications. More info here.

Rising Up: A Queer Social Justice Musical (with images from Vanishing Seattle)

A Black Trans Woman exits a failing long-term relationship and re-enters Queer Community through her new residence at a Queer Co-Op House in the Central District. As Seattle continues forward with its rapid changes, the characters are impacted by and experience displacement but find survival, support, and tenderness with each other.
May 11-14 & 18-21, 2017 at Gay City Arts

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