1. October 17, 2014

    Fulbrighter, Olivia Guethling ‘15, is at the Annual Fulbright Conference having fun in DC!

    Fulbrighter, Olivia Guethling ‘15, is at the Annual Fulbright Conference having fun in DC!

  2. October 16, 2014

    The GoGreen Conference is happening today and Crystal Rome ‘15 is representing! Go here to learn more about the annual conference.

    The GoGreen Conference is happening today and Crystal Rome ‘15 is representing! Go here to learn more about the annual conference.

  3. October 15, 2014

    Happy Hour wouldn’t be the same without card games! #cd #happyhour #set #pdx

  4. October 08, 2014

    Don’t forget today’s Happy Hour with Christopher Phillips at 4:00pm AND tomorrow for Design Week Portland: Allan Chochinov, “The Order of Things: Unpacking the Perils and Promises of Design and the Media” at 3:00pm. Both events happening in the Collaborative Design studio. See you there!

    Don’t forget today’s Happy Hour with Christopher Phillips at 4:00pm AND tomorrow for Design Week Portland: Allan Chochinov, “The Order of Things: Unpacking the Perils and Promises of Design and the Media” at 3:00pm. Both events happening in the Collaborative Design studio. See you there!

  5. October 07, 2014

    Happening tomorrow at CD’s Open House: Catastrophy Collaboration - Who’s in Charge? with Democracy Cafe founder, Christopher PhillipsOctober 7, Wednesday 4pm Collaborative Design Studio1330 NW KearneySustenance + Refreshments

When a natural or human-caused catastrophe strikes, what is the best way for an open society to deal with it — or lessen its damage, or even prevent it in the first place? Who should take leadership roles? Who should be front and center in the decision making process for orchestrating a response?At this Democracy Cafe dialogue, we will look at instances from the BP disaster on the Gulf Coast, to the Ebola outbreak, to Hurricane Katrina, to the looming freshwater crisis, to the global warming phenomenon. Join visiting PNCA Collaborative Design professor Christopher Phillips for a spirited and thoughtful exchange.  Dr. Phillips is founder of DemocracyCafe.org, a Network Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics for 2014-2015, recipient of the Distinguished American Leadership Award, and a Senior Education Fellow at the National Constitution Center.

    Happening tomorrow at CD’s Open House: Catastrophy Collaboration - Who’s in Charge?
    with Democracy Cafe founder, Christopher Phillips

    October 7, Wednesday 4pm
    Collaborative Design Studio
    1330 NW Kearney
    Sustenance + Refreshments


    When a natural or human-caused catastrophe strikes, what is the best way for an open society to deal with it — or lessen its damage, or even prevent it in the first place? Who should take leadership roles? Who should be front and center in the decision making process for orchestrating a response?

    At this Democracy Cafe dialogue, we will look at instances from the BP disaster on the Gulf Coast, to the Ebola outbreak, to Hurricane Katrina, to the looming freshwater crisis, to the global warming phenomenon.

    Join visiting PNCA Collaborative Design professor Christopher Phillips for a spirited and thoughtful exchange. 

    Dr. Phillips is founder of DemocracyCafe.org, a Network Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics for 2014-2015, recipient of the Distinguished American Leadership Award, and a Senior Education Fellow at the National Constitution Center.
  6. October 06, 2014

    Jade District Night Market: Photo credit to Faith Cathcart

    A project assigned in class has turned into real world community engagement. Shannon Paine ’15 is the Communication Chair of the Jade District Steering Committee. Paine met with Anita Yap, Board Member of Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) in October of 2013, and the concept of making 82nd Avenue safer at night spurred the idea of a night market. Through focus groups of the 82nd Avenue surrounding community members and translating their ideas in eight different languages, it was determined that a night market was the best approach.

    Paine developed the Jade District Night Market brand that was culturally appropriate with yellow lanterns being the dominant imagery, as well as designing the website. It usually takes nine months to coordinate a large event like a market, and the Jade District Night Market took only four months with the expertise of market coordinator, Jessie Burke, known for being the “Wonder Woman of the project.” With more than 12-hour shifts leading up to and during the events, there was a huge turnout. The Night Market had 40 vendors and drew in over 20,000 visitors from August to September of 2014.  Primary cultures represented were Southeast Asian, Latino, and Slavic.

    In addition to branding and design the website, Paine helped set-up the events and recalls a moment when she was struggling with hanging the lanterns, and some of the market crowd kindly helped her out. She also played “traffic cop,” to make sure visitors were safely using the crosswalk, and laughs when she remembers directing the crowds coming to the Night Market. During the summer, Paine also presented the Jade District Night Market project at NTen’s Leading Change Summit held in San Francisco. The hard work, heart, and expertise that made the Night Market a success will be used in future years. Look out for summer 2015, with a multi-ethnic market that not only seeks to make 82nd Avenue safer at night but also to make a richer and more connected community.

    View a recent post from PNCA’s Untitled here.
    View more news about the Jade District here. 

  7. October 03, 2014

    Laura DeVito ‘13 will be doing a watercolor workshop at Bluegrass and Birdfest this weekend at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Come on by and enjoy the events! 
Photo credit: Jim Cruce

    Laura DeVito ‘13 will be doing a watercolor workshop at Bluegrass and Birdfest this weekend at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Come on by and enjoy the events! 

    Photo credit: Jim Cruce

  8. October 02, 2014

    Tom Tobia

    Makerversity Founder, Tom Tobia ’16, has been running workshops and exhibitions, chairing panel discussions from LA to London in recent weeks. Tobia went to the Houses of Parliament to help launch Mass Challenge London, a Boston-based social start-up incubator which is biggest in the world, has been running workshops and has had several exhibits at the V&A Museum in London as part of the London Design Festival. These ranged from exhibiting wearable technology to running some “Maker Lessons,” being designed for schools. Tobia also chaired a panel discussion between UK, US, and European designers, makers, and engineers about the importance of showing process in design. Makerversity also signed a 7 year deal to be housed at Somerset House in London. In Los Angeles, Tobia also met with Sir Ken Robinson and Will.i.am to discuss alternative approaches in learning.

    Be looking for Tobia this October, because he has also been chosen by the British Council as one of the “sixteen stories from around the world of pioneers reinventing creative exploration and participation,” at their HQ at Trafalgar Square in London called, Blurring the Lines.

  9. September 30, 2014

    Check out Crystal June Rome ‘15 at “Will Draw for Good” event happening this Friday at Planet Argon in Portland!

    Check out Crystal June Rome ‘15 at “Will Draw for Good” event happening this Friday at Planet Argon in Portland!

  10. September 29, 2014

    TONIGHT: Michael Sutton speaks on, “The Future of Oceans,” at 6:30 in PNCA’s Swigert Commons. 

    TONIGHT: Michael Sutton speaks on, “The Future of Oceans,” at 6:30 in PNCA’s Swigert Commons.