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photo of DabbleLab at [storefront] Olson Kundig
Photo: Joe Iano / Olson Kundig

DabbleLab at [storefront] Olson Kundig

Seattle, Washington

DabbleLab at [storefront] Olson Kundig

Seattle, Washington

  • Director

    Kirsten R. Murray

A workshop offering low-commitment classes on a range of subjects, DabbleLab was inspired by Circuit Chautauquas, a popular adult education movement in the 1920s that brought culture and entertainment to rural communities in the form of temporary attractions held in tent-like structures. Musicians, teachers, artisans, philosophers and dreamers shared their passions and talents in short, entertaining sessions.

DabbleLab brought knowledge sharing and social engagement to Pioneer Square by inviting the public to teach and learn during lunch hours and after-work classes. Catered mainly to adults, DabbleLab provided a community resource for those wishing to explore new skills and engage in hobbies at an introductory level.

Research and exploration are high priorities for us. [storefront] gave us the chance to engage in the type of experimentation that has us exploring different interpretations of the term architecture.  Kirsten R. Murray