What is activism? Can it be defined? How does it influence one’s creative practice? Hear members of the PNCA Community reflect on these questions and more as they explore the potential impact of art and design on cultural, political, and social structures.

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Bijan Berahimi

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
Co-Curator and Co-Host of PNCA Design Lecture Series

Bijan Berahimi is an Iranian-American designer and founder of FISK, a studio and gallery in Portland, Oregon, that has become an ongoing project based around culture, community, and commerce through the lens of art and design.

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About A Creative Mind

The vibrancy of the creative energy at PNCA is amplified by the diversity of perspectives from within our community of artists, designers and educators. This project, conceived by the Office of Communication and Design, in collaboration with Daniela Repas ’08, MFA ’20 offers a platform to explore a range of topics relevant to one’s creative practice.  

The diversity of interpretations demonstrates the complexity behind the seeming simplicity of a singular word; where meaning is infused with cultural, social and personal influence. A creative practice is an ongoing engagement of curiosity, self-reflection, inquiry and criticality. At times, it is asking yourself the questions to which you don’t have answers; to be fully engaged and aware, with a willingness to adapt and evolve.

Over time, this platform will continue to expand its collection of voices, continually engaging with the PNCA community to share their perspectives on issues of relevance to artists, designers and educators.

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