Design Week Portland
831 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
For a single week each year, Portland comes alive with design. The 200+ independent events are accessible to the design community globally and are created to be collaborative and accessible to the public. Most are free or low cost to make design accessible to all.
Design Week Portland's headquarters grows more ambitious year over year. The doors are open to the public April 24-28 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. and will highlight an interactive exhibition on the Green Loop, the proposed six-mile pedestrian and bike promenade linking the city's east and west sides. Developed by Untitled Studio, the exhibit invites the community to come together to learn, react, discuss and further envision the project's potential.
Design Week Portland Headquarters 2016. Photo by Arthur Hitchcock.
"We've approached this exhibition as an incredible opportunity to use design as a platform to increase collaboration and participation in the Green Loop's development," said Courtney Ferris from Untitled Studio. "The exhibition will be an important catalyst for discussions and offer a visual and interactive way for participants to define a Green Loop that is responsive to their community's needs and aspirations for the future."
As part of Design Week Portland, Untitled Studio is developing a streetscape prototype, a large-scale interactive map, and other participatory programming. Design Week Portland organizers encourage everyone to bring their insights, curiosity, and imagination and join the conversation.
Headquarters will also act as the festival's information hub and living room – creating a neighborhood gathering space for participants to plan their itineraries and share their experiences.
This one week in April is about exploring the process, craft and practice of design across disciplines—from graphic design and architecture, to fashion and apparel, to film, interior design, photography, industrial design and more.