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Portland Writers on the Designs That Shaped a City

Carl Alviani

Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Portland, OR

Portland Writers on the Designs That Shaped a City

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How did Portland come to be the city that it is today? Beyond people and historical context, cities are also influenced by design: the inventions, systems and objects that change the development of society in unexpected, and often unseen ways.

This Thursday evening, join five of the city's most design-fascinated writers as they uncover the hidden role that design has had in making Portland, Portland. In a series of 10 minute talks, they'll explain how various designed artifacts have helped make this one of the world's most creative cities, in ways that can still be felt today. 

Please note, the event will conclude early enough for interested attendees to make the Designspeaks event with Jeff Kovel, 7:30pm at The Cleaners.
 
Speakers and topics:
  • Matthew Stadler, award-winning novelist and urban design critic

    The Oregonian
     
  • Karla Starr, journalist and science writer for The Atlantic, Slate and Scientific American

    Vanport City
     
  • Carl Alviani, researcher and writer at Ziba Design

    The Triggered Oscilloscope
     
  •  Randy Gragg, architecture and design critic, editor-in-chief of Portland Monthly magazine

    The Portland Open Space Sequence
     
  • Chris Higgins, novelist, writer for Mental Floss magazine and iPhone app designer

    The Wiki
     
  • Rick Turoczy, editor of Silicon Florist and co-founder of PIE 

    Beer
Have questions about Portland Writers on the Designs That Shaped a City? Contact Carl Alviani
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Ziba Auditorium
810 NW Marshall St
Portland, OR 97209

Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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