Rethinking Shelter: Youth Homelessness in Portland: Exhibit & Open Discussion

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October 9th 2012, 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm

Location: Mercy Corps Action Center

What: An open discussion about design and youth homelessness in Portland. Responding to proposals in an exhibit called Rethinking Shelter, (on view at Mercy Corps October 1-13), Portland State University professor and architect Sergio Palleroni and Pacific NW College of Art (PNCA) professor Peter Schoonmaker lead an open discussion about the design charrette process and its findings. This event is organized in conjunction with the Design With the Other 90%: CITIES exhibit, Design Week Portland and PNCA's Museum of Contemporary Craft.

When: The Open Discussion is 7 pm, Tuesday, October 9; The Rethinking Shelter exhibit is on view in the Aceh Community Room, Mercy Corps, October 1 - 13, during regular Action Center hours: 11 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday; 11 am - 5 pm, Saturdays. Teddy Cruz is a featured speaker in this same Rethinking Shelter series on October 5.

Where: Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97204; 503-896-5747.

RSVP: The exhibit and open discussion are free and open to the public; as a featured event of Design Week Portland, attendees to the October 9 discussion need to RSVP on Eventbrite by clicking here.

Portland State University Department of Architecture, Outside In, renowned architect and housing activist Teddy Cruz, and our local design community joined together in rethinking approaches to homelessness in Portland. In conjunction with Design With the Other 90%: CITIES exhibit, an exhibition of these visions will be on display at Mercy Corps from October 1-13.

On October 9, PSU professor and architect Sergio Palleroni, and the chair of Collaborative Design at PNCA, Peter Schoonmaker, lead an open discussion with participants from the design community about the possibilities offered by these explorations, and in the spirit of the CITIES exhibit, on the collaboration and contributions by the design community in solving the problems we face as a region. This Rethinking Shelter discussion is a featured event in Design Week Portland.