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Join our All School Slack!

Posted on Sep 28th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

It was apparent during Spring term that we all were really missing a place to have impromptu conversations, give/receive feedback, ask questions, and just connect with one another while adapting to remote learning!

While nothing can replace our art building, we really want to try to create some type of space where students can connect outside of class. Many of us have used Slack for classes in the past and have joined other community groups using the platform.

For those who are unfamiliar, It’s essentially an organized chatroom/forum. Members can create and join a number of “channels” with specific topics, chat as groups or one-on-one, post links/files, and integrate other apps (like google docs and survey monkey). This is an opportunity to create a virtual space that bridges the gap between virtual learning and in-person conversation.

So, what we’d like from you: Join the channel, talk with us on Slack, and share it with your classmates!

If you’re interested in joining this workspace, you can sign up with your email here.

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Comma Friday Hotline!

Posted on Sep 28th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

*COMMA is back* Join the hotline call to hear about our work in summer. Movement PSUGD is a series of meetings to Listen, Learn + Act in response to the experiences of BIPOC students. COMMA Mentorships is our *new* mentorship program with NIKE! Plus, we launched a website <https://www.commapdx.org/>!

Signup for our Friday call to learn more, meet our Movement facilitator Toni Tabora-Roberts and hang out. We’re here to support one another!

Signup for the call!
tinyurl.com/commahotline

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Comma Mentorship!

Posted on Sep 28th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: New Comma Mentorship Porgram with Nike North America Brand Design! Promo by Naomi Likayi and Syd Dolzine

COMMA is excited to announce its pilot mentorship program with Nike North America Brand Design!! A limited number of mentorship opportunities will be offered to BIPOC identifying and ally students who passed the sophomore review. More information and the application can be found here <https://forms.gle/B6dr7puV5taRQmUv7>. Apply by Oct 7th at 2pm for this awesome opportunity!

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PSUGD Stands in Solidarity Against Racism and Police Brutality

Posted on Jun 1st, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


PSUGD stands in solidarity against racism and police brutality. Your faculty deeply care for you and urge you to contact one of us if you are feeling that you need someone to talk to, need assistance, need advice, or are struggling and need some reassurance. We want to help you through and don’t want you to feel that you are alone. You are not alone. 

The above graphic was made by graduating seniors Lexi Marion and Jules Cordova. They originally posted it on the PSUGD FRESH instagram feed and with permission we are reposting it here as well as reposting their powerful words below. 

We want to take a moment to comment on the current events that are unfolding. We can’t ignore that we’re living through and graduating into incredibly challenging times. A global pandemic has affected so many people and touched all of our lives in new ways. It has challenged us to adapt in ways we didn’t see coming.
That being said, racism and police brutality in our country is nothing new and cannot not be tolerated. We cannot be silent or ignore the inequality and injustices that face Black Americans everyday.
In solidarity with those protesting for #GeorgeFloyd in Minneapolis and across the country we encourage folx not to adapt to this reality and take action. Use your voice, your platform and your privilege. We all have power to enact change.
Black Creatives Matter.
Black Designers Matter.
Black Students Matter.
Black Professors Matter.
Black Lives Matter.

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Assembly 2020!

Posted on Jun 1st, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Join PSU’s Art + Social Practice Program for three days of dynamic and thought-provoking experiences and socially engaged projects online via Zoom from June 5-7.

Attend one or all of the free discussions, presentations, and participatory events. Come explore, think, and play with us.

Details here:
http://psusocialpractice.org/assembly/

On Saturday at 3PM I (Jordan!) will be presenting on my ongoing collaboration with Kim Sutherland:

Kid Art Director: Recent Projects from RECESS! Design Studio
Jordan Rosenblum and Kim Sutherland
RECESS! Design Studio is a creative agency, experimental classroom, and artist project housed inside the Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School in Northeast Portland. Working with third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade designers, the studio explores the role design plays in society—looking at the power it holds in shaping our lives, and uses graphic design as a tool to interpret our environment. The RECESS! creative directors and designers will present recent projects from the program.

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