Design Museum Mornings: Invoking Change Through Modular Design

When

June 9, 2017
6/9/17 8:30 am - 6/9/17 10:00 am

Calendar

2017-06-0908:30:00 2017-06-0910:00:00 Design Museum Mornings: Invoking Change Through Modular Design Gain exposure to the range of applications for modular design, including community transformation and public access to innovative structures with Todd Ferry, Center for Public Interest ... Hand-Eye Supply 427 Northwest Broadway Portland, OR 97209 Design Museum Portland info@designmuseumportland.org


Gain exposure to the range of applications for modular design, including community transformation and public access to innovative structures with Todd Ferry, Center for Public Interest Design.

Join us for Portland’s second monthly Design Museum Mornings!

The modular building industry in North America is a $5 billion industry. With that in mind, it is also good to know that there are an estimated 4,000 homeless in Multnomah County. Schools encounter fluctuating enrollments and aging buildings. Performance venues are expensive and many people can’t afford to see live performances. What do these facts have in common? They are all community challenges that may come to have a solution through modular design – design that can move or adapt to fit changing situations.

This June, Portland State University’s Todd Ferry will share how creating socially-conscious mobile spaces can address community concerns, from education to homes, to opera-on-wheels. Todd Ferry is a Research Associate and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Public Interest Design within PSU’s School of Architecture. Todd has been active in progressive design-build projects in Portland’s neighborhoods and around the world. Todd’s current focus in on developing new models of engagement for fully including all members of a community in the design process.

“Design is an incredibly powerful tool capable of solving some of the world’s most pressing problems” – Todd Ferry

Taking place at Hand-Eye Supply the morning of June 9th, this Design Museum Mornings will address what modular design can do to sustainably benefit the community. Complete with breakfast and coffee, this second monthly installation is not to be missed!

Doors open at 8:30 am; Presentation begins at 9:00 am.

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Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Portland. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Portland community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Portland area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.

 

Become a member to attend this event for free • Membership starts at just $5/month