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Talking vision and collaboration with Olivia Güthling

I sat down with Olivia Güthling (MFACD ’15) to talk about some of her experiences at this year’s Design Week Portland. Here she shares her views on what it means to be a Collaborative Designer, and the importance of talking about the vision that drives your design.

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Experimental Experiments : Natalie Jeremijenko speaks at Collaborative Design

Adding to the intellectual ecosystem of Collaborative Design, Natalie Jeremijenko visited the Collaborative Design Studios to talk about Experimental Experiments: How to improve environmental health and eat it too.

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TONIGHT: Jay Harman // Biomimicry: Nature Inspiring Radical Innovation.

The MFA in Collaborative Design welcomes Jay Harman as part of the 2013-2014 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Inventor, entrepreneur, futurist, Jay Harman thinks big, outside the box but inside of nature. He is one of the world’s leaders in biomimicry research and development as well as founder of several companies that create industrial solutions that are clean and green and based on mimicking nature’s design solutions. Harman has just published his first book The Shark’s Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation.

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UPDATE : Natalie Jeremijenko at Collaborative Design LUNCH

Please join Collaborative Design in the our studios (1330 NW Kearney) this Thursday, 10/3 for brews and snacks. Natalie Jeremijenko is visiting and will be giving a presentation, “Experimental Experiments – How to improve environmental health and eat it too”.

UPDATE: Natalie will not be at happy hour. Instead, please join us for Lunch, Friday 10/4, at noon. Natalie will give her presentation then.

Happy Hour starts around 4:30; Natalie will give her presentation at 5:00. Hope to see you there!

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Right 2 Dream Too

Right 2 Dream Too

Recently, the first year Collaborative Design cohort visited the rest area of Right 2 Dream Too to gain an understanding of this local “wicked problem” and the stakeholders in this debate.

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BBQ Kickoff

Collaborative Design BBQ
Students, faculty, alumni, & friends gathered at Pomarius Nursery for a bbq to kick things off right.

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Summer 2013 Design Intensive


Before the start of the new semester, some of the first year students started early with a two-week design intensive course to kick start their work in Collaborative Design.

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Summer Intensive 2013 - Studying the Oregon Coast

August 5 – 9 Interventions for Coastal Debris, Cannon Beach OR

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Students Present to Cannon Beach Earth Day Event

Danielle Olson, Sharon Dvora and Chelsea Stephen presented their Clean Castles project to a group of 60 citizens in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

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Food is a Portland Obsession

Portland has an obsession with food. Collaborative Design’s annual student magazine Blight is obsessing over obsessions this year. Two Collaborative Design students, David Laubenthal ’13 and Craig Higdon ’14 hosted a dinner conversation to explore issues of food addiction and obsession. Jake Richardson ’14 was official photographer.

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Collaborative Design Students work with local teachers

Danielle Olson (MFACD ’13), Emma Conley (MFACD ’13) and Laura Devito (MFACD ’13) are working on a book project with Sarah Taylor, Founder of Sunnyside Environmental School.

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Neuroscientist David Eagleman joins CD students for conversation about the brain

David Eagleman, Phd is a neuroscientist and a New York Times bestselling author. He joined a group of CD students and PNCA undergraduates taking a neuroscience class to discuss a wide range of topics relating to students questions about the brain.

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David Aycan, Design Director for IDEO joins CD students for an intimate conversation about design

The MFA in Collaborative Design program brought David Aycan to campus as part of the 2012-2013 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

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MFA Collaborative Design student Chelsea Stephen has new gallery opening.

Artist reception is Friday, Feb 8, 2013 from 7pm to 10 pm. The location is good: a gallery at 4325 N Mississippi Ave. The gallery is open on Saturdays from 12-7 and Sundays from 12-6.

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MFA in Collaborative Design second-year candidate Santigie Fofana-Dura invites you to his first solo

PNCA’s Graduate Studies Programs proudly present new work by Santigie Fofana-Dura at the Lodge @ Allied Works, part of PNCA’s student gallery system.

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