What: A reception for the public, with special guest Cynthia Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design at the Cooper-Hewitt, who will provide brief, introductory remarks. This event is free; no RSVP needed.
When: Thursday, September 27, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
Where: At the Mercy Corps Gallery; enter through main entrance on 45 SW Ankeny. Portland, Oregon, 97204; 503-896-5747.
Join us for a special public reception, celebrating the exhibit Design With the Other 90%: CITIES.
On view at Mercy Corps and the Museum of Contemporary Craft, CITIES features sixty projects, proposals, and solutions that address the complex issues arising from the unprecedented rise of informal settlements in emerging and developing economies. You will find more details about this exhibit here. Above photo is by Haas&Hahn for favelapainting.com. Artists are Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn, with Santa Marta favela community youth in Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Design with the Other 90%: CITIES is organized by
The Portland exhibit of CITIES received support from the following individuals, businesses and organizations:
Hoffman Construction Co. • McKinstry Co. Charitable Foundation • Pacific Office Automation • Howard S. Wright Construction • Design Forum/PDX • The Oseran Family • Salvador Molly’s Restaurant • Rick and Halle Sadle • Glumac Engineering • THA Architecture • Jordan Ramis PC, Attorneys at Law • Waterleaf Architecture, Interiors and Planning • Anonymous • Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects • Shiels, Obletz, Johnsen • Eberwein Family • Mark and Ann Edlen • BOORA Architects
The Autzen Foundation • John & Suzanne Bishop • The Boeing Company • Brown Printing • Ed Cauduro Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation • Jackson Foundation • Linda & Bill Nicholson • PGE Foundation • RACC and Work for Art • Bonnie Serkin & Will Emery • The Standard • The Swigert Foundation
This exhibition’s presentation at the United Nations was sponsored by Citi
Generous support was provided by The Rockefeller Foundation
Additional funding was provided by Procter & Gamble, Deutsche Bank, Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, the Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation, and Smithsonian Institution’s Research Opportunity Fund.