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Design Week Portland
August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 8 @ 8:00 pm
Design Week Portland, in its eighth year, takes place from August 1-8 with more than 350 events, talks, gallery showcases, tours, workshops, runway shows and open studios. Discussions and demonstrations of the importance and impact of design will be taking place throughout the week. Programming will illustrate what is emerging and intriguing in the field of design from the perspective of designers who work across many practices.
The full schedule and registration are available via the digital platform: designportland.org. The events are open to the public at a range of price points. More than half of the events are free-of-charge or low-cost. Throughout the week, attendees will be exposed to unexpected and unique experiences, including:
· AIGA Portland Presents: Natasha Jen | AIGA Portland Womxn Lead and the PSU Graphic Design program are hosting a talk by Natasha Jen, whose work is recognized for its innovative use of graphic, verbal, digital, and spatial interventions that challenge conventional notions of media and cultural contexts.
· Reimagining Schools: Student Voice in Equity-Centered Design | Construct, an education non-profit, is hosting a panel of student designers who took on improving the experience for students of color at their high school. The designers will reflect on their prototypes while exploring the unique challenges and unexpected delights of using the human-centered design process to address equity in schools.
· It’s Time for a Fashion Revolution: Social Enterprise Needed in the Fashion Industry | Inside Fashion Design is hosting an interactive event featuring artists and industry leaders who are creating revolutionary solutions to the environmental and human rights crises facing the fashion industry today. The event will be live cast abroad for Milan Design Week.
· Portland Building Renovation Artist Keynote by Refik Anadol | LA-based media artist and director, whose interactive data sculpture was installed in the renovated Portland Building in February 2020.