Take a listen as students give insight into the designs for projects they’ve created to solve one of the many social concerns that effect city residents.
An exhibition/book/website that shares proposals and projects of people who are activating their city
Students were asked to make postcards about what they love about Portland. Each postcard includes a photograph of the student holding a sign about what they love in a location that is appropriate for their topic.
See all the postcards HERE
We’re working our our utopias, but before we reveal our ideas, take a look at some of the other great ideas already in motion that tackle the same issues!
City Repair helps communities realize their dream projects to build communities, increase green space and make neighborhoods safer.
Michael Rakowitz collaborates with homeless individuals to make inflatable housing that is inflated and heated by the exhaust vents from building’s HVAC systems.
What to do with an old raised railroad line in Manhattan? Turn it into a park!
Portland Fruit Tree Project invites people who have fruit trees in their yard that they aren’t harvesting to allow volunteers to come and harvest the food and donate some of it to low-income families and food shelters
After learning about the Fluxus International Art Movement of the 1960’s, John Cage, Yoko Ono, and Chance Procedures as a technique for discovering new ways of seeing and experiencing, we made our own instructions for walking back to the school using “Mad-Libs” as a way of adding some Chance Procedures into the mix. The results was some times profound, some times silly, but lots of fun.
To make your own Fluxus Poem Map, download the PDF here
Today we asked the question “How Did You Get Here”, but weren’t just asking “which road did you take”. Instead, using our expanded vocabulary about types of maps, we tried our best to draw a map of the events and circumstances in our lives that brought us here, to this class.