Defining Design Ecosystems
May 08, 2018
All of us have our own sense of design history, culture, influences, networks, and practices. Over the course of the semester, through research, reading, responding to prompts, and conversations with other practitioners, first year students created own "design ecosystems" that describes histories, cultures, influences, networks, and techniques that they wish to carry forward in their practice. The final product was an article for publication, a 20-slide deck presented on May 7th, and a short case study that applying their thinking to an actual "thing" - a problem, an actual client, or a new proposition. The one caveat was that the case study should be adjacent, not central, to their current capstone / thesis concept. In other other words a plan B - their academic / design "side gig." We all need plan Bs and side gigs - they give us options and help us grow our practices.
2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition Announcement
We are thrilled to announce Pacific Northwest College of Art's 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition!
On view across three locations in downtown Portland, Oregon May 4 ~ May 21, 2023
Please join us for a First Thursday Opening Reception on May 4 from 5pm - 8pm!
Graduate Lecture Series: Stuart Getty
Feb 22 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Stuart Getty is a writer and brand strategist with 15 years’ experience leading teams and storytelling. With a love for strategic communication and branding, Stuart is also a filmmaker (TEDx, Portland Film Festival and Oregon Room at Sundance) and leads with an emphasis on authentic storytelling and emotional connection.
Graduate Lecture Series Recap with Rehanah Spence
The Collaborative Design program was so excited to host renowned designer Rehanah Spence who gave a lecture on the span of her career trajectory.
Graduate Lecture Series: Rehanah Spence
Lecture presented by PNCA’s MFA in Collaborative Design + MA in Design Systems programs
Feb 8th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Graduate Lecture Series: Nashin Mahtani
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is thrilled to welcome humanitarian designer, architect, theorist, activist and artist Nashin Mahtani!
December 1, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm