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Design Museum Mornings: Building Narrative Power

Everything we do tells our story. What is yours? Storytelling is a uniquely-human expression. It’s a powerful experience for both storyteller and listener alike, and an opportunity to effect change at ...

Design Museum Mornings: Catalyzing Creative Collaboration

When creative people come together, amazing things happen. Each person’s exploration of creativity manifests in different ways. To catch the creative bug can be transformative and impactful, yet there is no ...

Design Museum Mornings: Solutioneers to Unicorns

How might the world’s unicorns uplift designers of the future by engaging with their former selves? **PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE: This event is now to be held on June 28th. A ‘unicorn’ ...

Design Museum Mornings: Innovation Through Iteration

Explore the ways in which design strategies empower entrepreneurs to fail fast and iterate impactfully, leading to better business. **PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE: This event is now to be held at ...

Design Museum Mornings: Runway for Change

Explore the journey on diversity, equity and inclusion at the Portland International Airport.   Many of the spaces we inhabit on a daily basis are complicit in upholding systematic inequalities in our ...

Event Recap • Illuminating a Cultural Icon

Event Recap • Illuminating a Cultural Icon Zachary Suchara, Principal at Luma Lighting, discusses the lighting design process behind the newly-renovated Japanese Garden Cultural Village. Since its opening in 1967, the Japanese Garden ...

Design Museum Mornings: Diversity to Equity, by Design

The problem statement isn’t news: Design is homogenous. While situational changes may be made through better outreach, advertising, and recruitment, addressing the systemic issues surrounding this homogeny will allow us to ...

Design Museum Mornings: Illuminating a Cultural Icon

How can light transform spaces, tell stories, and cultivate communities? Our ability to control and manipulate light has steadily improved with time, and new technologies have allowed for ever greater creative ...

Design Museum Mornings: Innovating Wellness @ Work

How can you increase the resiliency and efficiency of your company? Working well requires you to be well. Creating a workplace culture with a reverence for failure is the first step ...