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Design As Detente?

The need for more inclusive design has become vital, particularly in times like these. Rick Turoczy calls on two leaders in the field to hash out whether or not design itself can serve as a form of diplomacy.

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How can designers make positive global impact?

As designers, our goal is to understand and harness the human emotive. So the question is how, in the current global landscape, can entrepreneurs apply universal design principles to tackle a diverse set of social, cultural, and business challenges?

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Women’s Work

Women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men, and perform better on average when backed by adequate venture capital. Yet finding and securing VC funding for their startups is still a huge challenge compared to their male counterparts.

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Event Recap: Exploring the Undocumented Narrative Through Art

Organized by We the Dreamers, this art and design installation and panel focused on exploring and highlighting the voices of undocumented immigrants. If you missed it, read on for actionable steps you can take to support immigrant rights groups.

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Interview with Oren Haskins from Google Daydream

Oren Haskins from Google Daydream on parallels between the 20th century and today's technological revolution, and designing for VR/AR.

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Southeast Open Houses: Friday, 4/20

Friday will be your last night to check out Portland's agencies, studios, shops and workspaces. Have your pick of forty-five locations for the Southeast Open Houses on 4/20 from 4:00–7:00pm!

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Event Spotlight: Closing Party

At Marmoset Music HQ, we'll have one last chance to gather together, unwind, and celebrate this full week of design and engagement.

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North/Northeast Open Houses: Thursday, 4/19

Don’t miss the North/Northeast Open Houses on Thursday, 4/19 from 4:00–7:00pm! This is just a sampling of the activities the 46 agencies, studios, shops and workspaces are offering!

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Event: Comfortable? Fabric and the Threshold of Shelter

Come engage with a fabric structure, wearables, and each other to continue the conversation about where we live, how we dress, and what it means to have shelter in an urbanizing, globalizing world.

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Studio Spotlight: Nelson Cash

Meet Nelson Cash, a strategic design studio with an impressive list of contributions to the 2018 Design Week schedule. Join them at The Future of Tools for Creators on Thursday, or their Open House on Friday!

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Southwest Open Houses: Wednesday, 4/18

Join thirty-five agencies, studios, shops and workspaces for the Southwest Open Houses on Wednesday, 4/18 from 4:00–7:00pm! This is just a sampling of the activities on offer!

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Event: Displaced Workshop: Explore Design Through Empathy

An opportunity to experience, empathize, and explore design-based solutions to the real-world refugee crisis.

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Itinerary: Carrie Taylor

Some photo-focused picks from the Community Engagement Coordinator at Pro Photo Supply, a NW Portland photography store with a focus on community.

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Event Spotlight: Disruptive Design Thinking

In this Q&A, Britta Cabanos, Chief Design Director of Creative Capital Design provides insight on Wednesday’s Disruption panel, encouraging product innovation through new methods of design thinking.

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Northwest Open Houses: Tuesday, 4/17

Don’t miss the Northwest Open Houses on Tuesday, 4/17 from 4:00–7:00pm! This is just a sampling of the activities the 34 agencies, studios, shops and workspaces are offering!

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Event Spotlight: The Future of Tools for Creators

At this panel hosted by Nelson Cash, an impressive lineup of experts from VSCO, FiftyThree, Figma, Scribble Tone, WILDSPACE, and InVision will leave you armed with new knowledge about the current and future state of digital tools.

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Itinerary: Fashion

This selection of events and open houses highlights Design Week experiences available for those with an interest in fashion, with a couple of fun additions to help you build your own itinerary.

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Event Spotlight: Analog Type in a Digital World

Join Briar Levit, the director-producer of “Graphic Means,” for a pop-up workshop where you can play with the very same techniques she discusses in her film, used by generations of designers who worked by hand.

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Itinerary: Nishat Akhtar

Nishat Akhtar is an associate creative director at Instrument, an adjunct professor at Portland State University, and illustrator. She is a multidisciplinary creative with a heart for arts and culture, plus a stomach for ice cream.

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Event Spotlight: Momo Pixel

Can pixels be used as social commentary? Momo Pixel — Art Director, Pixel Designer, Singer and the brains behind Hair Nah — says yes.

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The Last Minute Guide to Design Week Portland

Design Week Portland is ON! If you're only just now hearing about Design Week, or are the type who likes to let things slide a bit, this guide has everything you need to know to get the most out of the week.

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Open House Spotlight: Plastic Sunshine

On Thursday, April 19th, meet our lead Opening Party design partners, Plastic Sunshine, at their Open House on the top floor of the Fair-Haired Dumbbell.

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Event Spotlight: Paradigm Shifts in the Human-Centric Workplace

This experiential workplace pop-up and living-lab focused on human-centric design in the work environment will appeal to culture officers, architects, designers, and HR professionals.

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Itinerary: Rebecca Gates

A curated list of Design Week happenings from the independent musician, designer, and artist/curator behind the From a Whisper to Machines event about voice and sound.

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Event Spotlight: Opening Party

Connect with fellow attendees at the Custom Blocks, for this legendary party that launches hundreds of events across the city. This is a kickoff you won't want to miss, with design activations, food trucks, and our famous live photo booth!

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Event Spotlight: Cre8path

An event exploring creative careers and studies for high school students, with an afternoon of speakers, followed by a mini college fair.

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Event Spotlight: What's This?

For the competitive types, a graphic design themed trivia game from This at The Wayback. Create or join a team and enjoy an evening of drinks, dancing, and music while you show off what you know.

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Itinerary: Non-Designers

There's an event for everyone at Design Week. If you're curious about topics like how our city is shaped, what goes into making a beer label, or design's role in social justice, you'll find a variety of happenings to enjoy here.

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Event Spotlight: PDX Airport Bench Re-Design Open House and Party

Almost lost to time, the airport's discontinued benches are being brought back to life. These recovered modular leather benches will be unveiled during the DWP Opening Party.

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Core Track Events

In partnership with hosts and venues across the city, DWP offers the Core Track of events. Discussions and activities draw from a wide range of disciplines and interests, with a little something for everyone.

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Interview with Gaby Tirta Jenkins and Precious Bugarin

Meet the designers behind the 2018 Design Week Portland brand refresh

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Career Days with DWP & Portland Workforce Alliance

In it's second year, DWP + PWA Career Days will connect high school students to creative professionals working across design disciplines, providing a behind-the-scenes look at working at Portland’s creative firms.

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Open Houses at New New Crusher Court

If you're looking for ways to maximize your time, visiting New New Crusher Court is one of your best bets. You'll find a dense cluster of six open houses in one location on NE Sandy Blvd.

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Interview with Shiela Laufer

Shiela Laufer is an illustrator, painter and printmaker hailing from Pennsylvania, now living in Portland. We spoke about curiosity as a gateway to inspiration and the importance of being involved in your local design scene.

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Itinerary: Architecture

This selection of events and open houses highlights Design Week experiences available for those with an interest in architecture, urban design and the built environment, with a couple of fun additions to help you build your own itinerary.

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Interview with Travis Kochel and Lizy Gershenzon of Future Fonts

We catch up with longtime friends of Design Week, who recently launched a new platform for type designers to sell their works in progress. We also find out what they'll be up to during the festival this year.

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Event Spotlight: sketchXchange with Jordan Metcalf, Moderated by Erik Marinovich

Designer and illustrator Jordan Metcalf explains his creative process and shares the magic of his imagination during this inspiring talk, hosted by WeMake.

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Event Spotlight: Rough Draught, A Live Beer Design Brouhaha

Moderated by freelance designer Ryan Wheaton, host of the Branding Brews podcast, and beer branding instructor for the OSU Craft Brewery Startup Workshop, you'll watch as four designers and four different breweries create a new beer label design.

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Itinerary: Alissa Del Toro

A UX/UI designer new to the Portland area shares her experience of breaking into the design field, and her plans for making the most of Design Week.

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Event Spotlight: Creativity Workshop! Joy of Creating Something By Hand

Rediscover the joy of creating something with your hands through a workshop of engaging exercises across different mediums. Activities include printmaking, guided meditation, building challenge, and collaborative painting.

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Fresh Event Listings

Has it been a couple of weeks since you checked out the events schedule? We've put together a roundup of newly listed events you won't want to miss!

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Event Spotlight: Creating a Sustainable Culture of Inclusion in Your Agency

A diversity, equity and inclusion workshop for studios and agencies, organized by w(HERE), a new collective of designers, illustrators and creatives who are POC and LGBTQ+.

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Interview with Lindsey Cuenca Walker

An interdisciplinary artist, with a practice focuses primarily in the areas of painting and printmaking. A lover of many mediums, she also works in publications, textiles, and functional wood and ceramic object-making.

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Itinerary: Cheap Seats

Whether you’re a student on a budget, or just want to explore what’s possible without spending a dime, this selection of events highlights free Design Week experiences available across multiple disciplines. All open houses are free as well!

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Itinerary: Jordan Hoagbin

Jordan is a first-generation Vietnamese-American designer working at Nike North America Brand Design. He shares his personal Design Week itinerary favorites with us in this Q&A.

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Pig Heads

Why would you raise an animal for food, and not eat every part of it? From seed to sausage, the Portland Meat Collective founder talks meat production, alternative food systems, and why it’s so important to make use of the entire animal.

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Is Sustainable Food Scalable?

The CEO & Co-Founder of Belcampo addresses the future of sustainable meat, and whether or not quality meat production can, in fact, be scaled.

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Gut Check

Can a new paradigm — built on the simplicity and beauty of our own intestinal ecosystem — unite us, the land, and the animals we raise in a truly sustainable communion? One writer investigates.

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Event Spotlight: Ontologically Oriented Objects with Parsons & Charlesworth

Can an existing, mass-produced object be transformed in a week into a mysterious new thing? Find out by participating in this week-long design competition starting April 20.

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Open House Spotlight: Owen Jones

You might need a little rest and relaxation in the midst of rushing around the city, soaking up all that Design Week has to offer. Owen Jones has you covered, with an evening full of soft things.

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Itinerary: Illustration

For those who love to draw and sketch, this collection of events highlights Design Week experiences within the illustration discipline, with some fun surprises to help you round out your own itinerary.

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Open House Spotlight: KinStitch

Telling stories by the yard at their custom, small-batch textile production shop, KinStitch prints digitally on rolls of natural fabric. Learn more about their collaborations, and what you can expect from their open house.

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Event Spotlight: One City, Many Futures

Want to get the inside track with an early start to Design Week? Join us in collaboration with Bright Lights for an epic four-event series about the future of Portland, kicking off on March 12. Hosted by Portland journalist, Randy Gragg.

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Call for Submissions!

Looking for more ways to get involved? Here are four events seeking participants to be in a design competition, create mini-parklets out of public spaces, redesign original PDX Airport benches, or to share the craft of letterpress.

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Itinerary: Andy Baio

Catch up with Andy Baio, co-organizer of XOXO, founder of Upcoming.org, author of the Waxy.org blog, and a Kickstarter Fellow for Drip, as he shares his personal itinerary with us in this Q&A!

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Itinerary: Hungry/Thirsty

Love design, but also need to get your snack on? We’ve pored over the event and open house listings for the best food and drink opportunities. Check out our top picks for staying refreshed during Design Week!

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Interview with Adam R. Garcia

Chances are if you've been to Design Week, you've seen Adam around. This year should be no different, so read on to find out about all that he's involved in at the festival.

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Event Spotlight, FTW: For the Women

A six-month mentorship program open to women and female-identifying folk that kicks off during Design Week with a night of inspiring programming showcasing the value of accountability groups and focused mentorship.

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On Seeing

Director, designer, and illustrator Adam Garcia narrates a rainy 24 hours of his life as a citizen of Portland.

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Design Did This To Me

How Marfa, Texas was “discovered” and “saved” by one man’s design. But what of its citizens who were born and raised on that land? Who were there well before the Chinati was even a glimmer on Donald Judd’s truck hood?

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You want a talk?

Printmaker and educator Amos Kennedy on the critical differences between citizenship and consumerism, and why community matters even more now than ever.

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Itinerary: Digital Design

This selection of events and open houses highlights a breadth of Design Week experiences within the digital design discipline, with a couple of fun additions to help kickstart your planning.

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The Planner's Guide to Design Week Portland

Did you love reading the syllabus on the first day of class? Do you enjoy crafting the perfect organizational system? You might be an over-planner. This is the official guide to creating your perfect Design Week experience.

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Design Week Portland Releases Festival Details

Design Week Portland, now in its sixth year, launches its line-up of more than 275 events and open studios. Discussions and demonstrations of the importance and impact of design will be taking place in every corner of the city from April 14-21.

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Do What You Love*

Nearly everything we make can be monetized. So why create one painting when you can sell 500 prints in your Etsy store? One writer takes a closer look at value, gatekeeping, and whether or not “doing what you love” is all that it’s cracked up to be.

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“How are we assigning value in the designs we’re making? Three takeaways [to help]: 1) Recognize the importance of emotions, 2) Engage a new dialogue around them, 3) Respect the human.”

Una Walsh
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Creators and the Knowledge Economy

We live in a knowledge economy. Insight and expertise have become valuable economic resources, but it's increasingly hard to make a career doing creative work. We must adjust the way we view compensation for creators and the value they provide.

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It’s Good to be Seen

The occupation of space and the act of using a camera intersect in a photographic exploration of empowerment by members of Portland’s homeless community.

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PDX Homelessness isn’t “Easy”

Looking beyond the misconception that homelessness in Portland is “easy,” toward mindful designs for transitional housing that take into account the true humnanness of those who are homeless.

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Can We Afford a Functional Life?

Secure, sanitary shelter is a necessity when it comes to living a productive, functional life. But many governments have failed to build adequate housing for those who need it most. How do we design around, or in spite of, this lack of civic will?

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Inclusive Design: High Risk, High Rewards

From vegetable peelers to accessibility checklists, one writer takes a closer look at inclusive design and codes of conduct, and the thoughtful decisions behind them.

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Talking to the Quiet Kid in the Back

Sometimes we’re just not connecting with the people who need to hear our message most.

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Has Your Misery Ever Been a Sight to See?

On designing MyTransHealth, and the high stakes of creating solutions for design problems directly tied to your identity.

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Identity and Colonization in Typographic Design

Why are some of the most important writing systems and their creators virtually unknown, while others flourish?

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Get Paid for Who You Are

How one designer found and reclaimed his own identity in a sea of corporate messaging and commercial design work, by becoming an object of art himself.

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What Does Intergenerational Collaboration Look Like?

Mother/daughter duo Wendy Red Star and Beatrice Red Star Fletcher navigate Native history, identity politics, cultural subversion, and reclamation, providing a forum for the expression of Native women’s voices in contemporary art.

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Be human. Invite challenge. Respect time. Think forward. Honor process. It took me about eight years to make core values … because I really believe in just doing it. Fail or succeed [first]. That’s when it will come.

Britt Howard
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Did My Design Do That?

Sometimes our projects yield unexpected results — and they’re not always pleasant. As designers, it’s our responsibility to interpret the consequences of our actions and make thoughtful adjustments to our approach.

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Place-Based

Urban designers have been setting up shop in one of the most remote corners of Oregon — but what kind of impact are they having on the local culture and economy? And are their efforts actually a sign of greater opportunity and inclusion to come?

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LoopPDX: After the Exhibition

An update from the team that brought you the Portland Green Loop exhibition at the heart of this year’s Design Week Portland Headquarters.

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Working Together / Differently

Senior design talent from Google and Instrument explore the differences, similarities, and partnerships of in-house and agency vision work.

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Shifting perspectives

Why building empathy and diverse points of view into our virtual spaces is critical to our present reality.

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How Do We Locate Ourselves in New Realities?

Increasingly, our living reality is on multiple levels, places, and timescales. As designers, we need to think more and more about how "what we design" influences all of these, in addition to levels of permanence.

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The Wabi-Sabi of Virtual Reality

In the virtual worlds we’re designing, some things easily translate, and some things just don’t. But what do we stand to lose in these alternate realities, if we disregard the ancient ways of seeing that still hold such valuable perspective?

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A Deep Sense of History

How Portland architects and urban designers can benefit from evoking the lessons of the past, while embracing innovations for the future.

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How Will Technology Transform Cities?

Profound changes in technology, communication, and lifestyle demand that the design disciplines incorporate these shifts for a sustainable future.

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Big Ideas in Urban Design

A look at our city’s glory days in urban design, and what it still stands to learn from those past successes (and failures), before it risks losing too much momentum. Or worse yet, originality and vision.

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Who Gets to Build our World?

Reorienting education, by teaching young people to design and build their future using heart, hands, and hammers.

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"Don’t ask everyone to solve the same problem, or to solve it in the same way. Have everyone just do what they do naturally."

Jon Jackson
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Designing Creative Consciousness

How much further could we evolve in our quest for out-of-the-box thinking, if we were given access at a much earlier age to the same kinds of brainstorming sessions and facilitation techniques we practice inside our creative agencies?

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Letter from the Editor

Having a voice, and sharing our stories, is critical — not just to the work that we do as designers, but to our very existence, and that of the people with whom our work intersects.

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The gardens were subversions, forms of resistance. They materialized a forbidden vocabulary, a subliminal archive (subliminally) of Japanese culture.

Brandon Shimoda
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A Record of Garden Making

How gardens — imagined, designed, and constructed — served as a form of resistance and as a coping mechanism for the Japanese Americans imprisoned in WWII American concentration camps.

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The Creative Resistance

How an alliance of women activists banded together to offer their creative services free of charge, to help organizations in their fight for civil rights, and social and environmental causes.

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What Will We Do After the Protest?

We're in a movement moment, but what’s the movement about? Clarity and organization may provide the best possible chance for making impact that lasts.

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Back to Back

How a designer turned her own experiences into a mentorship program that helps first-generation college students of color find their path forward in the creative industry.

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How Can You Make Your Best Work?

What works, what doesn't, when it comes to your own best work? Sometimes the least sexy skills you possess are the ones that steal the show.

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We've become incredibly transparent. We regularly go through company financials and long-term vision and strategy, and solicit questions and feedback. That means staff aren't worrying about the health of the business, and don't take that worry home.

Liz Valentine
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Executive Realness

From full-on “truck nuts” to the way of the Jedi, leadership has its flavors. Follow one senior creative who tapped the humble job shadow to observe them in the wild.

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Making Makers?

What hands-on projects can teach us about learning and motivation, and how we can extend these positive outcomes across the curriculum.

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Toiling Toward Mastery

Join one maker’s journey toward mastery in the high desert, where she learned to find greater focus in the isolation of its landscape.

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I think it's a good time — in this age where there's so much going on, and you have access to anything, all the time — to find that middle ground. Experimenting, but also taking the time to really master and learn a craft.

Meghan Wright
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Conspicuous Consumption

Is food a form of art? And if not, what is it? William Deresiewicz breaks down the high cost of calling yourself a connoisseur, and why he feels the food on our dinner table isn’t an adequate replacement for the basis of culture.

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Quality Control

The French model of meat production forever changed the way Camas Davis would approach her craft; promoting a higher level of participation in our food system, and a culture of reverence around the products we put in our mouths.

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Can We Re-Wire the Consumption Code?

Consumption is one of the biggest drivers of unsustainability. If we know that there are many social and environmental issues that are born out of this, then how can we re-code the desire to consume?

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In the architectural world we live in, we work with disposable design. That's the paradigm that we're in. As much as sustainability is beginning to change the way we think about things, it's not quite there yet.

Zach Suchara
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Sex, Husbandry, and the Infinite Scroll

How do we know when enough is enough? A brief examination of the origins of husbandry, and what its lessons in restraint and thrift have to offer us that consumption with unfettered abandon cannot.

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Loud and Clear

Portland's Spit/WRITE is leading the charge — providing pathways for young poets to be heard, while giving the community greater access to hear them.

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Few things are more important than having a safe, stable, and affordable roof over your head. In Portland, we're feeling the combined effects of our government's refusal to recognize housing as a human right.

Chloe Eudaly
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Who Has the Right to the City?

One of the most persistent ways by which people exert power over other people is to control their access to space. This talk will examine how the design of our urban landscape includes and excludes, and how it reveals who constitutes “the public.”

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Anti-Objects

One wanderer’s glimpse into the complicated connections that tie two Portland Metropolitan area structures with the Chinookan people who inhabit(ed) them.

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Belongings

To whom do things belong? In a true collaboration, the individual can't claim authorship. Like the symbiotic relationships we have with the objects we own, collaboration is a two-way street.

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You can only do two things: listen, and respond. When you really sit in that listening space, you understand how to work with people. You see how your ideas can inflect and change and shape one another's. It's super exciting.

Traci Sym
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Why (Do We) Bother?

As we build (and dismantle) the world around us, the notion of the "habitat" takes on new meaning. How do we achieve the right balance between the abiotic and biotic? A working collaboration with our own natural environments may hold the key.

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Designing for "Not Bad"

As designers, we’re often asked to work in the "not-so-bad” space: that gray zone in commercial work, that leaves us questioning our role in the machinery of capitalism. But what are you willing to turn down, to get back to what’s good?

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Can We Connect Design to Higher Purpose?

Many designers search for the most meaningful way to apply their skills. If your capabilities are aligned with service and your true self, your work can have greater impact. Design is a toolkit for your life’s work.

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50 QUESTIONS FOR EVERY GRAPHIC DESIGNER

In our current political reality, asking yourself how you can take action and make change — not “if” — might just make a world of difference. Now’s the time to start asking those hard, important questions.

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On Never Fitting In

Security is the knowledge that you can make something out of nothing. On manifesting and the pursuit of excellence as the only true path.

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When you're independent, you can determine your own fate. And, you maintain your creative control. You decide how your work's produced: the materials you use, how it's distributed, how it's marketed.

Andy Baio
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Thrill Seekers

"Fit" has to do with so much more than technical accuracy and physical measurements. Personal style, emotion, and cultural context play a large role, too. What happens, then, when we model the "perfect fit" on a mathematical algorithm?

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Why Does the Factory Dictate the Product?

Can UX transform antiquated manufacturing paradigms? The former CEO of Qcut — a fashion retailer that made women's jeans in 400 sizes — talks digital maturity beyond the tech sector, and the impact venture capital and scalability had on Qcut's fate.

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From the Archives

Exploration, Excavation

The Black Portlanders — an ongoing photo essay, blog, and exploratory project imaging people of African descent in Portland — is just one of the many ways Intisar Abioto sees and navigates her way through the liminal spaces of our city.

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What's the weight of all these eyes? Of all the seeing? And the not seeing?

Intisar Abioto
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How Do We Win the War Against Seeing?

There’s a war out there for your attention. And with so much to look at, it’s easy to forget how to truly see. But there are ways to appreciate the overlooked and underrated, and good reasons to do so.

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As a busy illustrator, typically juggling multiple projects at once, efficiency is the name of my game.

Lisa Congdon
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Conversation from the Domes

In 2014, Design Week Portland invited Namita Gupta Wiggers, a curator and writer, to host conversations at HQ. Downtown, surrounded by the energy of the city, Namita spoke with Lisa Congdon about her trajectory, the internet, and her practice.

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What Do We Lose When It’s Easy to Use?

Good UX is commonly associated with clarity and ease of use, but it also contributes to a homogenization of design and experience. Is there an alternate approach?

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Just Easy Enough

Digital designers struggle with two competing arguments over the value of simplification; designing for optimization and ease-of-use, or designing with a learning curve in favor of a richer experience. Does one always make more sense than the other?

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LoopPDX: Phase One

An update from the team working to develop a design for the Green Loop.

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Our Architectural Narrative

What do the buildings we choose to construct, inhabit, restore, and demolish tell the world about us?

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From the Festival

Changing Portland 3,000 Square Feet at a Time

Kevin Cavenaugh has been designing and building innovative infill and adaptive reuse projects in Portland for the last 15 years. Deeply aware of his complicated role as a gentrifying force, he discusses his iconoclastic and innovative approach.

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Making Stories Real and New and Friendly on Your Phone

For the Data Storytelling Workshop by UO-SOJC's Agora Journalism Center, the graphics director of The New York Times discusses story forms that weave together text, image, and data visualization to bring abstract concepts to life.

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Results from Headquarters

This report shares findings from an experiment in civic engagement conducted at our Headquarters in the spring of 2016. Over 5 days, the public was invited to share thoughts about issues in housing, transportation, education, equity, and employment.

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Letter from the Editor

As the newest installment of Design Week Portland, the journal has one foot rooted in the ideas that took shape during this year's festival, and one foot dangling into the dark abyss.

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THANK YOU (HAVE A NICE DAY)

A brief history of the ubiquitous plastic Thank You bag — household object, capitalistic debris, generic nicety, design icon — and what happens when we stop to take a closer look at our own beautiful, problematic garbage.

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A Walker’s Journey

It’s difficult in this day and age to truly get lost in the city. How do you find the time, and focus, to wander?

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Inhabiting vs. Consuming Place

We’re the beneficiaries of thousands of years of trial and error. But what happens when a few planners are tasked with making decisions right now, for the future of a region? Are the best practices they're using for place still good enough?

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Keep Portland Consuming!

What role does branding play when it comes to place?

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We need a calm technology, instead of this era of interruptive technology. Humans are good at curation and technology is good at managing lots and lots of data. Overall, our primary task should be being human, not being computers.

Amber Case
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The Internet of Beings

The Internet of Animals is about a lot more than Keyboard Cat memes and animal GIFs based on your zodiac. Intel’s in-house anthropologist explores the Internet of Beings, and what we can learn from data mining animals that are connected.

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Never a Dull Moment

Are we losing our attention spans and tolerance for boredom, in a world where everything’s connected?

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