April 9-11      University of Oregon      Eugene, Oregon

Friday's Events

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Biomimicry: A New Paradigm

with Michael Pawlyn
Lawrence 115     12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Engineered Ecologies: Systems of Design in Asia

with Dorothy Tang
Lawrence 115     5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Lick Your Buildings

Hosted by KTISMA journal
with Andrew Heumann, Dorothy Tang, Brook Muller and Landry Smith
Lawrence 279     6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dinner Gathering

Catered by Falling Sky Brewery
The Willcox Hearth     7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We Are HOPES

 

The Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference is an annual event, held every April by the Ecological Design Center, a student group at the University of Oregon. Inaugurated in 1994, the conference is an opportunity for students, faculty, community members, and visiting scholars to discuss the relationship between ecology and design, and how this connection can produce sustainable buildings.

The conference usually consists of a combination of panels, keynote speakers, professional showcases and workshops. Past topics addressed during the conference include: environmental literacy, food sustainability issues, religion and the environment, product innovation, and sustainability in art. Over the past ten years, the conference has brought such luminaries as Shigeru Ban, Sim Van der Ryn, Samuel Mockbee, James Hubbel, Angela Danadijieva, Michael Pyatok, Steve Badanes, Richard Register, David Orr, John Schaeffer, Stephen Kellert, and Clare Cooper Marcus to the University of Oregon campus.

Meet the Team

Catalyst: 21st Century Systems

 

Our ability to generate information now far exceeds our capacity to understand it. Finding patterns and making meaningful connections inside complex networks is one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century and the thesis for H.O.P.E.S [21].

To bring about meaningful change we must adapt existing disciplines and begin to explore systems of exchange, whereby patterns of integrated thinking across disciplines converge to form collaborative solutions yet to be discovered.

It is critical that discussions go beyond individual disciplines and reach out to the broadest audience possible, striving towards an integrated approach to sustainability. To catalyze this process we need innovative thinking. We need critical faculties. We need to embrace the dilemmas and conflicts in current systems, and take ownership of the future implications of our work. The term “we” does not distinguish designers from clients, teachers from students, manufacturers from consumers, scientists from subjects. We mean “we” as citizens collectively imagining our resilient futures.

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HOPES Cards

Interested in getting a free HOPES21 shirt? This year we are introducing the HOPES Card. Think of it like a punch card at your favorite coffee place — attend at least 3 HOPES events during this year’s conference and receive a limited edition shirt (while supplies last). You can get a card at any event! To receive your free shirt you must attend the Social Mixer on Saturday, April 11.
List of Events

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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Pre-Conference

Parklet Competition

HOPES is holding its second annual design competition in collaboration with the UO chapter of AIAS. Winning entries will be built! Click here to learn more about the competition and download the competition brief.

Outdoor Program Bike Tour

Saturday, April 4     9:00 am
The Outdoor Program and HOPES are teaming up to deliver the ultimate tour of Eugene’s finest examples of sustainable systems – and we will pedal ourselves to our destinations! Click here to sign up for the tour.

April 9

Event Cancellation

The 12:00pm panel discussion, Design as a Social Tool, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Architects and Algorithms: Computation in the Present and Future of Architectural Practice

with Andrew Heumann
Lawrence 206     4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Biomimicry: Emulating Nature’s Patterns for Sustainable Design

with Karen Allen
Lawrence 177     5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Social Mixer

Catered by Falling Sky Brewery
The Willcox Hearth     6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

April 10

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Biomimicry: A New Paradigm

with Michael Pawlyn
Lawrence 115     12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Engineered Ecologies: Systems of Design in Asia

with Dorothy Tang
Lawrence 115     5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Lick Your Buildings

Hosted by KTISMA journal
with Andrew Heumann, Dorothy Tang, Brook Muller and Landry Smith
Lawrence 279     6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dinner Gathering

Catered by Falling Sky Brewery
The Willcox Hearth     7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

April 11

Breakfast Gathering

Catered by University Catering
The Willcox Hearth     9:00 am – 10:00 am

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Senseable Cities

with Carlo Ratti
Lawrence 115     10:30 am – 11:30 am

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Sustainability and Trends in the Design Profession

Hosted by STanDD
with Saskia Dennis-van Dijl, Carol Meyer-Reed, Karen Williams, Chelsea McCann, and Amy Vohs
Lawrence 206     11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Transit and the City: Systems That Inspire

with Andrew Heumann, Jennifer Wieland, Chris Bell, Carlo Ratti, Rob Zako, and Philip Speranza
Lawrence 206     1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Writers for a Sustainable Future: Ecofiction

with Alison Halderman
Lawrence 206     2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Blower Doors and Bubbles: Tools to Analyze the Built Environment

Hosted by ASHRAE
Lawrence 206     3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Social Mixer

Catered by University Catering
The Willcox Hearth     5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bull & Stash Giveaway

Planning on attending all of the HOPES events? Keep your HOPES Card with you — anyone who attends at least 5 events will be entered into a raffle to win one of five Pocket Stash notebooks from Bull & Stash. You may also win some Duck gear courtesy of the Duck Store if you attend at least 4 events! To be entered into the raffle you must attend the Social Mixer on Saturday, April 11.
About Bull & Stash

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is HOPES?

HOPES is an annual sustainability conference hosted by the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture & Allied Arts. It’s also the first and one of the only student-run sustainability conferences in the United States!

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in helping plan the next HOPES conference, or presenting as a speaker, please contact Communications Lead Tom Beech at beech(at)uoregon.edu

Who can attend?

Anyone can attend HOPES, whether they’re a student, faculty, community member, or just someone who stumbles into the room!

What's a HOPES Card?

A HOPES Card is a punch card similar to those you get at drive-thru coffee stands — you can get yours at any HOPES event and work towards winning free swag!

How much does it cost?

HOPES is completely free to attend thanks to the generous support of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon and the UO Student Sustainability Center!

How do I win swag?

Just attend any HOPES event and have your HOPES Card stamped! Anyone who attends at least three events will receive a free HOPES shirt. Attend at least five events and you’ll be entered into a raffle for a free Bull & Stash notebook!

Can I attend online?

Unfortunately we will not be live-streaming any HOPES events. However, we are currently looking at our options to upload recorded options of some of the events.

How do I get prizes?

You can redeem your free HOPES shirt or enter the Bull & Stash giveaway by attending the final Social Mixer on Saturday, April 11. You must be present to receive your prize!

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