Design Minds: Design Activism


Design Minds (formerly GRAY Conversations) is a platform for dynamic discourse with the Pacific Northwest’s top design talent. Presented as panel discussions, debates, and interviews moderated by GRAY editors, each event in this series will kick off with a cocktail hour followed by frank and inspiring conversations on a variety of essential design topics.

2017 Design Minds Sponsors: Design Within Reach, Provenance Hotels, Porcelanosa.

Cocktails 5:30 - 6:30pm
Panel 6:30 - 7:30pm
Ticket includes one drink. Cash bar after.
We cannot offer refunds for unused tickets.

How can design be brought out of the abstract, and into the forefront of our cities' and community’s priorities? Through the lens of design, four maverick Pacific Northwesterners—from a “guerrilla” Portland developer who’s turning his industry on its head and creating a new model for affordable housing, to a Vancouverite working to put design at the forefront of the city’s momentum—discuss their inspiring ideas and innovative approaches, and rally us to take action and make a difference on both a local and global scale. Come find out how you can be part of it.

Mark Busse, Director of Creativity and Engagement at HCMA Architecture + Design, Vancouver, B.C.
Kevin Cavanaugh, founder Guerrilla Development, Portland
Kate Bingaman-Burt, Illustrator and Educator, Portland
Britt Howard, fashion designer and owner of Portland Garment Factory, Portland

  • Monday, April 24

    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Event Organizer

GRAY Magazine

GRAY magazine is the design magazine for the Pacific Northwest, covering interiors, architecture, fashion, art, and design.