Student Project Spotlight: SJ Bowden's data visualization of the PAR process!
May 22, 2020
In the MFA in Collaborative Design + MA in Design Systems program, we think about designing WITH, instead of designing FOR the communities we collaborate with. This approach honors the knowledge that people and communities inherently have and acknowledges that people are experts in their own experiences. Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a method that is integral to our design thinking in that 'it is a method of research that relies on purposeful engagement with with participants to deeply study human-centered problems and ignite action towards positive change'. MFA Collaborative Design student SJ Bowden's thoughtful data visualization of the PAR process, using the framework of the table of elements, is a fantastic way to outline and explain the central elements of PAR in a visually compelling way.
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