Design Week Portland Main Stage
831 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
The two-day Main Stage conference event kicks off the city-wide Design Week Portland festival. The line-up is packed with 24 visionaries at the forefront of every design discipline from Anya Fernald, CEO of Belcampo, to Hsinming Fung and Craig Hodgetts, Principals of Hodgetts+Fung, to Marcelino J. Alverez and James Keller of Uncorked Studios and 21 others, such as:
Reiko Hillyer presenting at Design Week Portland 2016. Photo by Arthur Hitchcock.
Adele Naude Santos, Santos Prescott and Associates, founder of the Center for Advanced Urbanism, who will address the global affordable housing crisis and the demand for vigorous new thought to arrive at solutions.
Charlie Brown, Context Partners, who will speak on the design of movements, and the role each of us is most needed to play.
Wendy Red Star, an artist that works across disciplines to explore the intersection of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures. Together with her daughter, she will speak about intergenerational collaborative work being integral to artistic practice.
All talks will explore the role of the designer in uncharted territory. Cost for the two-day conference is $395, or $295 for students; register online at www.designweekportland.com.
"We're facing a frontier in technology, in civic growth, and in political landscape," says Tsilli Pines, the festival's Director. "Our programs this year reflect that and ask designers to consider all the ways their work engages with these new realities."