✨ 2020 Festival Applications are now open. Apply to host an event or open house!
As often as Native and Native-influenced imagery turns up in apparel, graphic design, product design and elsewhere, there’s a chronic dearth of Native designers or influencers involved in the creative process. OPB State of Wonder speaks with a constellation of Native designers and makers to unpack the systems that made these images possible, and discuss more equitable products.
Another incredible year. Another opportunity to come together as a community. Another chance to consider the state of design and where we're going. Thank you.
This year, we partnered with PNCA's senior Graphic Design class to create a vibrant visual installation based on our itineraries. Their activation serves as a hub for attendees to explore DWP programming.
It’s easy to see the issue with Native symbols being used for profit, but there’s less discussion around the systems that made this appropriation possible. Join OPB’s “State of Wonder,” in conjunction with the PSU Native American Student and Community Center, in unpacking these structures in The Native Perspective Missing from Design.
OMFGCO is throwing a super amazing yard sale! There will be a ton of great stuff––even some handcrafted wares made by their own team members.
Create and communicate your own graphics, artwork, and messaging with Pacific Coast Sign Supply. During this Open House, you’ll be able to create artwork from your pet’s portrait and view live demos of printing and engraving processes, plus see some new tech in action.
Holst Architecture is sure to delight with a VR station, an interactive display of their Portland Winter Lights Festival installation, and a coloring station. There will also be tasty tacos, drinks, and ice cream!
Laura Allcorn is laughing with you. She’s the founder and lead researcher for the Institute For Comedic Inquiry (IFCI), where she creates interactive objects and performances that highlight absurdities through a technique she’s coined as Participatory Satire. It’s where humor meets behavioral science, and where the seriousness of current events is explored with a light touch.
Not sure where to start, but know you're ready to attend events during Design Week? We kick off this Saturday. Here's the quickest way to register for events and make sure you've got a spot at the best programming during the week.
Portland In Color seeks to disrupt the homogeneity of representation in Portland arts and media by highlighting the voices and experiences of people of color. Their work is to promote the work of others, to ensure visibility into diverse creativity.
Seizure Palace’s old-school screen printing produces vibrant and tactile prints and posters. Visit this iconic shop to enjoy some art and beverages while learning the magic behind their process.