Tonight marks the start of a dense week of design, craft and innovative thinking as we kick off this year's Design Week Portland. This evening's opening party will feature installations by Set Creative and a DH set by local legend Rev Shines of Lifesavas. From October 5th through 11th, the rest of the events are cast far and wide over the city. This year there is an official HQ, located inside a series of geodesic domes in Pioneer Courthouse Square, where information and registration are centralized and where experimental events will take place throughout the week.
Like the design field itself, the festival's highlights are all over the physical and conceptual map. The lineup is thick with speaking events, open studios, demonstrations, curated shows, and panel discussions. The exhibited work ranges from modern architecture and cutting edge advertising to letterpress and ecosystem design.
Stay tuned for live and almost-live coverage of the highlights and question marks of this year's DWP.