“WHAT’S MISSING in the College of Design?”
a series of discussions around intersectionality, inclusion, diversity, justice, and equity in the College of Design
All College of Design students, faculty, and staff are welcome!
January 31 discussion topic: WOMEN IN DESIGN
3:30–3:45 p.m. Gathering, socializing
3:45–4:00 p.m. Welcome from Dean Christoph Lindner
and a summary of issues discussed at the fall term “What’s Missing” gathering from Associate Dean Liska Chan
4:00–4:45 p.m. group discussion about women in design
4:45–5:30 p.m. casual conversation/refreshments
In November we discussed issues and concerns around feelings of being welcomed to and in the College. We discussed barriers to diversity such as finances and socio-economics, identity, isolation, college/campus divide, etc. We discussed topics that people feel are important to share in-depth, such as building bridges to the UO Multicultural Center and CoDaC (Center on Diversity and Community), making graduate school accessible to people of color, bridging majors to create more interdisciplinary work, mental health inclusion, etc.
Our topic this term is “WOMEN IN DESIGN”. With so many issues emerging lately in the news regarding barriers to professional growth and success for women--understanding this word intersectionally--in design, this discussion will center on how those issues manifest and ways they can possibly be addressed in the UO College of Design.
Free annual Job and Internship recruitment event, representing a range of careers in interior architecture, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, construction, engineering, and consulting.
Join us in the Design Library (200 Lawrence Hall) on Thursday 11/29 at noon for a brown bag talk with Jenny Young, co-author of the book Making Places for People: 12 Questions Every Designer Should Ask. The book explores social questions in environmental design and argues that understanding the relationships between people and their built environments can inspire designs that better contribute to health, human performance, and social equity.
Jenny Young is an architect and professor of architecture in the School of Architecture and Environment.
Aesthetics of Gentrification: Art, Architecture, and Displacement
UO Portland, April 5-6, 2019
Organized by SLOW LAB, this interdisciplinary conference at UO Portland’s historic White Stag Block brings together scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, and art and design fields to explore the aesthetic dimensions of gentrification in the present era of accelerated urbanism.
Gentrification is reshaping cities worldwide, resulting in seductive spaces and exclusive communities that aspire to innovation, creativity, sustainability, and technological sophistication. Gentrification is also contributing to growing social-spatial division and urban inequality and precarity. In a time of escalating housing crisis and unaffordable cities, scholars speak of eco-gentrification, techno-gentrification, super-gentrification, and planetary-gentrification to describe the different forms and scales of involuntary displacement occurring in vulnerable communities in response to current patterns of development and the hype-driven discourses of the creative city, smart city, and sustainable city.
In this context, how do contemporary practices in art, architecture, and related fields help to produce or resist gentrification? What does gentrification look and feel like in specific sites and communities, and how is that appearance or feeling implicated in promoting stylized renewal to a privileged public? To what extent do the aesthetics of displacement travel globally between cities and cultures? And in what ways do those aesthetics express contested conditions of migration and mobility? Addressing such questions, this conference seeks to examine the relationship between aesthetics and gentrification in contemporary cities from multiple, comparative, and transnational perspectives.