Panel Discussion: Portland Provocations: Architectural Visions for the City

Join us for a discussion among Portland's leading designers, architects, and academics with the intent of reshaping the discourse on architecture, ecology, and humanity in the city, one project at a time.

Panel members include:

*Anna Goodman, Ph.D., historian/theorist and Assistant Professor of Practice, Portland State University School of Architecture

*Sara Huston, artist and designer, Last Attempt at Greatness

*Andrew Santa Lucia, architect, Office Andorus, and Assistant Professor of Practice, Portland State University School of Architecture

*Aaron Whelton, architect, Whelton Architecture, and Assistant Professor, Portland State University School of Architecture

*Additional panelists to be announced

A bit of background information:

The city of Portland has been narrativized and caricatured in popular culture to a degree enjoyed only by larger metropolitan American cities. However, this reasonable metropolis has forged an unlikely alliance with novel design experimentation, emergent technology, and progressive city policies that have helped shape it as a space for provocative architectural intervention. This panel discussion organizes a cross-section of Portland’s design practices that create nuanced projects in their projective ambitions for the city -- from the formal to the theoretical to social. This public discussion is squarely centered on how to engage Portland as a site for provocation in unique and atypical ways, and is held in conjunction with the Portland Provocations exhibition.

Portland Provocations is a cross-section of architectural projects from Portland State University's School of Architecture that engage with the nuanced complexities and projective ambitions of the city. The exhibition will be on view in the lobby of the City of Portland building at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon from April 21 to 29. The lobby is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.