Experience the best design impact Portland has to offer this winter!
We are elated to announce our full winter series of events! Don’t miss our best-yet Design Museum Mornings programs, covering everything from adaptive apparel, to strategic thinking, to international education. Plus, we have our next major exhibition launching here in Portland in February; we know you’ll want to save the date.
Check out the full lineup below!
Nike founder Bill Bowerman famously stated, “If you have a body, you are an athlete.” Wilson Smith, Design Director at Nike, ensures that these words guide his students in the Adaptive Products Enabling Para-Athletic Performance program at the University of Oregon. By utilizing the combined expertise of veterans and other prosthesis users, Wilson and his students are embarking to design sports innovations for the world’s top athletes of all capabilities. Hear the ingenious projects coming from this Product Design Studio, quickly becoming a nationally-recognized leading academic voice for this topic.
Join us on December 8th, 8:30-10am @ PNCA!
Good design can be a powerful strategic asset for companies to rethink, restructure, and relaunch. Design principles can be used as a competitive advantage that define the most successful companies, and business leaders can implement these strategies at any stage to increase innovation, efficiency, and to deliver the highest-quality products and services. Roel Uleners, seasoned design leader, strategist, facilitator, and advisor, will address how we define design when it comes to business, from organizational structure, employee culture, and design thinking.
Revelations in International Education • 2/9
To understand the breadth of possibility in education requires exposure to the variety of systems around the world. Jerry Waters, Principal at YGH Architecture, supported by an Architecture Foundation of Oregon Fellowship, took a mission to study how environments can reinforce education models by traveling to Italy, the Netherlands, and Finland. By immersing himself in these diverse school system, Jerry was able to contemplate the unique benefits of each method and how culture, curriculum, and delivery allow for more effective outcomes.
Save the date: February 9th, 8:30-10am!
Opening Reception: Bespoke Bodies • 2/15
Save the date for the opening reception of Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics, a major, traveling exhibition and education program exploring the relationship between craft, design, material, and the human body. To support this exhibition, please consider donating to our annual fund for exclusive opportunities!