East by Northwest: Ethiopian Journeys to the Northwest

Culture / Museum

Northwest African American Museum
Seattle, WA

Exploring the experiences of Seattle’s Ethiopian immigrant community.

In recent decades, the Pacific Northwest has welcomed a growing community of immigrants from East African countries such as Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan. East by Northwest: Ethiopian Journeys to the Northwest, is an exploration of the experiences of Ethiopian immigrants in Seattle. EDX and the museum worked with members of this community over several months to learn their stories and understand their evolving identity. The exhibits were designed to reflect how community members wished to tell their stories and communicate their culture to museum visitors.

EDX has a decade-long relationship with the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM), and has designed more than a dozen exhibits for the museum.