1. April 18, 2014

    "How might nature move across the ocean with a whale pod?" This intriguing question may come up when playing Team Galaxy’s "How Might Nature" game. A submission to the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge. #mfacd #pnca #projects #biomimicry #biomimicrystudentdesignchallenge #gamedesign #yourock

    "How might nature move across the ocean with a whale pod?" This intriguing question may come up when playing Team Galaxy’s "How Might Nature" game. A submission to the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge. #mfacd #pnca #projects #biomimicry #biomimicrystudentdesignchallenge #gamedesign #yourock

  2. April 17, 2014

    Joan Lundell, Public Messaging: A Participatory Design Approach. Graduate Show, 2013. Gearing up for the next one! #tbt #mfacd #pnca #exhibition

    Joan Lundell, Public Messaging: A Participatory Design Approach. Graduate Show, 2013. Gearing up for the next one! #tbt #mfacd #pnca #exhibition

  3. April 15, 2014

    Spending time in the nature of Forest Park today for some hot bins #biomimicry inspiration. Faye consulted a banana slug for advice.

    Spending time in the nature of Forest Park today for some hot bins #biomimicry inspiration. Faye consulted a banana slug for advice.

  4. April 15, 2014

    bridgelabpnca:

Are you biased, bro? #designer guide to keep in’ it real from above a desk in @ColDesignPNCA this morn.

Last year’s class with Don Harker getting into Cognitive Bias!

    bridgelabpnca:

    Are you biased, bro? #designer guide to keep in’ it real from above a desk in @ColDesignPNCA this morn.

    Last year’s class with Don Harker getting into Cognitive Bias!

  5. April 15, 2014

    Social Enterprise Canvas created by Danielle Olson MFACD ‘13 and Don Harker being used in collaboration with the Creative Activism Project. #socialenterprisecanvas #creative #activism #mfacd #pnca

    Social Enterprise Canvas created by Danielle Olson MFACD ‘13 and Don Harker being used in collaboration with the Creative Activism Project. #socialenterprisecanvas #creative #activism #mfacd #pnca

  6. April 14, 2014

    pncaccc:

Designer Emma Conley, MFA Collaborative Design ‘13, probing students’ concept ideas.

We love seeing our alumni doing exciting work! Emma Conley, MFACD ‘13.

    pncaccc:

    Designer Emma Conley, MFA Collaborative Design ‘13, probing students’ concept ideas.

    We love seeing our alumni doing exciting work! Emma Conley, MFACD ‘13.

  7. April 10, 2014

    Emma and Jake discuss the plan for the end-of-year Collaborative Design show. We’ll have both 2nd year capstone projects and collaborative work, including Blight, gJacket, and more!

Save the date! May 23, 2014. 
#pnca (at PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art)

    Emma and Jake discuss the plan for the end-of-year Collaborative Design show. We’ll have both 2nd year capstone projects and collaborative work, including Blight, gJacket, and more!

    Save the date! May 23, 2014.
    #pnca (at PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art)

  8. April 08, 2014

    Listen to the podcast of the MFA Collaborative Design Lecture Series with Marina Zurkow and The Last Attempt at Greatness here.
Marina Zurkow and The Last Attempt at Greatness
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Crossing multiple disciplines with her practice, Marina Zurkow builds animated and participatory environments that are centered on humans and their entanglement with animals, plants, and the weather. Her latest project “Sampan Super Chai,” is a collaboration with PDX-based The Last Attempt at Greatness whose design disruptions explore humans’ relationship with progress, expectations, liminality, and value. Their is an examination of Portland’s terroir: collecting, analyzing, and processing the substrate, waters, biota, and anthropogenic artifacts of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. Partnering with scientists and activists, the project will explore new ways to understand the Portland hydroscape.  
Zurkow and The Last Attempt at Greatness were joined by a panel of regional arts and science colleagues:
Chris D’Arcy, Former Executive Director of Oregon Arts CommissionKevin Kearns, Vice President of Exhibits at OMSISarah Sentiles, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies and Visual Arts at PNCAJim Desmond, Metro’s Sustainability Center

    Listen to the podcast of the MFA Collaborative Design Lecture Series with Marina Zurkow and The Last Attempt at Greatness here.

    Marina Zurkow and The Last Attempt at Greatness

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Crossing multiple disciplines with her practice, Marina Zurkow builds animated and participatory environments that are centered on humans and their entanglement with animals, plants, and the weather. Her latest project “Sampan Super Chai,” is a collaboration with PDX-based The Last Attempt at Greatness whose design disruptions explore humans’ relationship with progress, expectations, liminality, and value. Their is an examination of Portland’s terroir: collecting, analyzing, and processing the substrate, waters, biota, and anthropogenic artifacts of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. Partnering with scientists and activists, the project will explore new ways to understand the Portland hydroscape.  

    Zurkow and The Last Attempt at Greatness were joined by a panel of regional arts and science colleagues:

    Chris D’Arcy, Former Executive Director of Oregon Arts Commission
    Kevin Kearns, Vice President of Exhibits at OMSI
    Sarah Sentiles, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies and Visual Arts at PNCA
    Jim Desmond, Metro’s Sustainability Center

  9. April 07, 2014

    project-merica:

    ' M E R I C A N | O R E G O N 

    Did you do anything awesome over spring break? Check out this video from MFACD ‘15 Oliva Güthling, as she road tripped around Oregon for her latest project, ’ M E R I C A.

  10. April 03, 2014

    Dave Laubenthal, MFACD ‘13, is leading the launch for Design Museum Portland. Be a part of the UNITE event happening tonight at The Plant starting at 6:30pm. Go here to register:http://www.designmuseumportland.org/2014/03/unite-the-plant/

    Dave Laubenthal, MFACD ‘13, is leading the launch for Design Museum Portland. Be a part of the UNITE event happening tonight at The Plant starting at 6:30pm. Go here to register:http://www.designmuseumportland.org/2014/03/unite-the-plant/