Alley Network Project, Seattle

The Alley Network Project is a community-led initiative that organises a wide variety of events and transformations, both temporary and permanent, in the alleys around Pioneer Square. Activities range from open-air acrobatic, dance and theatre performances to exhibitions, Tour de France viewings and an adoptable cats fair- showing how much can be done in narrow spaces. The projects in the alleys are organised and designed together with all kinds of stakeholders, local residents, businesses, university students and others- thanks to which the alleys have been transformed into truly public (and popular) spaces.