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Show & Tell with Alissa Walker + Student Good City Presentations!

Posted on Mar 12th, 2012 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Alissa Walker is our last Show & Tell of the quarter!

Please join us for our LAST Show & Tell of the quarter! Let’s welcome Alissa Walker!

Who is Alissa? In her own words from her website:

You can find my writing at

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Show & Tell with Alissa Walker + Student Good City Presentations!

Posted on Mar 12th, 2012 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Alissa Walker is our last Show & Tell of the quarter!

Please join us for our LAST Show & Tell of the quarter! Let’s welcome Alissa Walker!

Who is Alissa? In her own words from her website:

You can find my writing at GOODFast CompanyDwellSunsetPrintThe Architect’sNewspaperLAWeeklyMetropolisWiredDesignObserverCore77,
CoudalReadyMadeEyeHOW, and even at two magazines that don’t exist anymore, I.D. and STEP Inside Design. I’m a contributing writer for Fast Company’s new design site, Co.Design, and a contributing editor at GOOD, where I write the column Design Is a Verb. I’ve also written for the Los Angeles Times, but it wasn’t about design, it was about Star Wars. From time to time, I’ve been tapped to pinch-hit for the restaurant and nightlife blog Eater LA. And in 2008 I spent two incredible months pounding the pavement in New York while researching and writing the first of a new series of walking guides, City Walks Architecture: New York, which was published by the fine people at Chronicle Books in 2009.

This Show & Tell will be happening at ADX on March 14th starting at 6:30pm. This event is also happening along with GOOD Ideas for Portland Student Presentations by Nicole Lavelle’s Design Thinking class.

In 2010, she was named as one of seven USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellows for her writing on design and urbanism.

Go to her blog and check out the other wonderful things she has her hands in. Amazing!

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PSU Graphic Design X GOOD Magazine = GOOD Ideas for Cities!

Posted on Dec 9th, 2011 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Harbor Drive

We are pleased to announce that PSU GD is the host for GOOD Inc.’s GOOD Ideas for Cities event in Portland!

What?
GOOD Ideas for Cities is a GOOD Design initiative that taps creative problem solvers to tackle real urban challenges and present solutions at live events. Similar events have taken place in New York and San Francisco. Because of a partnership with CEOs for Cities and a grant from ArtPlace, the program has recently been able to expand to cities across the country. And Portland is their first stop.

The live event will take place on February 16 at Ziba Design in Portland.

How will it work?
Local creative teams will be paired with civic leaders, and in partnership, work to devise innovative solutions for pressing urban challenges. At the event, they will present their creative solutions for specific challenges relating to the design of cities. Areas of consideration may include transportation, water, urban gardening, neighborhood issues, public participation and more.

Creative teams are encouraged to apply NOW! The application deadline is December 14. By the new year, we will announce the creative teams and they can get to work to prepare for the February event.

Why did GOOD decide to partner with PSU’s Graphic Design program?
The questions and concepts that drive this series of events align with the topics that we will tackle in Design Thinking, a special seminar course that will take place this winter.

The class will integrate with the February event and use the second half of the term to identify and devise solutions for urban challenges. The final project for the class will be a GOOD-style evening of public presentations, this time with student teams and live feedback from a panel of civic leaders and creative design practitioners.

Students, faculty and alumni are encouraged to apply for the GOOD event in February. We’d love to have some representation from the smart, innovative bunch we have here at PSU.

Have questions? You can ask Nicole Lavelle, who is reachable at nlavelle@pdx.edu. Or follow GOOD Ideas For Cities on Twitter at @IdeasforCIties.

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PSU GD in the Oregonian

Posted on Nov 30th, 2010 by Command Save

PSU NEWS!
Author: Carrie Sturrock, The Oregonian
Posted:November 19, 2010
Link: http://blog.oregonlive.com/pdxgreen/2010/11/graphic_designers_in_portlan…

Garlic grows perfectly packaged. So it was especially galling to the graphic design students in Chris North's five-week "Waste Not" seminar at Portland State University when a fellow student found peeled garlic at the grocery store sold in individually wrapped cellophane packets, all in a larger bag. But it helped spur a branding project by three students called Think. "Less". where they envisioned a system whereby customers would be rewarded with points for purchases that generate less waste. Those students will present their sustainable solution at the Shift 5 salon "What does sustainable design mean to you?" on Thursday in Portland sponsored by the local chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design.

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Portland AIGA SHIFT 5 Salon: What does sustainable design mean to you?

Posted on Nov 13th, 2010 by Command Save

Shift5
AIGA Shift 5 Salon: What does sustainable design mean to you?

November 18, 2010 / 7:00pm – 9:30pm  / Ecotrust 721 NW 9th Avenue

Students from Chris North

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