Design Week Portland
At the Museum, the inaugural Design Week Portland kicks off with the Moveable Type Truck, graphic and social design projects in The Lab, a lecture by Sergio Palleroni at Mercy Corps on Design with the Other 90%: CITIES, and more throughout the week. Films, tours of studios and design firms, college programs, lectures, and more reveal the range of design offerings available in the city of Portland.
Museum of Contemporary Craft has helped organize and is co-sponsoring a number of events for Portland’s inaugural Design Week, Tuesday, October 9 – Saturday, October 13.
Rethinking Shelter: Open Discussion with Sergio Palleroni
Tuesday, October 9, 7pm
Aceh Community Room, Mercy Corps
PSU Department of Architecture, MoCC + Mercy Corps
This event is free, and open to the public, but requires a ticket. Please RSVP through EventBrite here.
Sergio Palleroni, Professor of Architecture at Portland State University, and participant in Design with the Other 90%: CITIES, will lead an open discussion with PSU Master of Architecture students and a group of leading Portland designers. The discussion will focus on a student project addressing youth homelessness. Projects will be on view in an exhibition titled Rethinking Shelter during Design Week Portland at Mercy Corps. This program is in conjunction with Design with the Other 90%: CITIES, on view at Museum of Contemporary Craft (724 NW Davis) and Mercy Corps Action Center (28 SW First Avenue).
NW Open House
Thursday, October 11, 3-6pm
Museum of Contemporary Craft
The Museum is Free and open to the public on Thursday afternoon in celebration of Design Week.
EXHIBITIONS IN THE LAB
Urban Learning Lab: Works from the MFA studios of Collaborative Design (PNCA) and Applied Craft + Design (PNCA + OCAC)
Students pursuing an MFA in the departments of Applied Craft + Design, a joint program between Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft, and Collaborative Design, a program of Pacific Northwest College of Art, are encouraged to engage with the city-utilizing Portland as a laboratory-to cultivate an entrepreneurial and critical approach to meaningfully address the emerging challenges of the 21st century. Founded on grass-roots ingenuity, collaborative inquiry, and cross-disciplinary exchange, the projects exhibited in Urban Learning Lab connect design thinking to design doing, cultivating innovative and sustainable solutions for the city of Portland and beyond.
October 9 – January 12
BCCTV offers classes on how to make, edit, and share videos. These classes are free and open to anyone who has, or is currently experiencing homelessness. Based in the Bud Clark Commons, an innovative new center that serves persons who are homeless located in NW Portland, BCCTV will also host regular public screenings of videos made here and elsewhere. BCCTV is organized by artists-in-residence PNCA faculty member Carl Diehl, Ariana Jacob, current MFA in Collaborative Design student Joan Lundell ’13, alumnus Mack McFarland ’06, and Jeffrey Richardson. It is part of the “intersections: public art residencies,” a City of Portland Percent for Art program administered by Regional Arts & Culture Council and developed in collaboration with Home Forward and Transition Projects Inc.
Featuring a selection of work from local publications and presses, along with related work that art directors and designers look to for inspiration, this exhibition is a love letter to print publishing and the people who shape it in Portland.