ANNOUNCEMENT!

HOPES[26] IS STILL ON!!!

If you would like to join us for 3 days of discussion on design and sustainability click [here] to fill out our digital sign-up sheet! All talks will be held over Zoom between April 15th through 17th. We hope to see you there!

HOPES [26]

 

ONLINE: APRIL 15th – 17th

 

The HOPES Conference

is an annual event, held every spring 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 various design disciplines, and how this connection can produce sustainable solutions to contemporary problems.

The conference consists of a combination of panels, keynote speakers, workshops, exhibitions, and excursions. Past topics addressed during the conference include: environmental literacy, food sustainability issues, religion and the environment, product innovation, and biomimicry. Over the past decade the conference has brought such luminaries as Shigeru Ban, Sim Van der Ryn, Lola Sheppard, Sean Ahlquist, Neri Oxman, Carlo Ratti and Clare Cooper Marcus to the University of Oregon campus.

Manifesto

ROOTS Today’s world is deeply polarized. The rifts between people, societies and environments seem insurmountable. Although technological advancements have rendered geographic distance obsolete, the networks between people, ecosystems and movements have withered. Individuals feel powerless to the magnitude of climate change as it batters deteriorated infrastructure, severed ecosystems, and weakened social bonds. As we face a rapidly changing, increasingly disrupted social and climate future, HOPES [26] asks, what links us? What are our roots?

A call to one’s roots is a call to remember, to unite, and to find strength in multiplicity. Roots are foundational and symbiotic, representing dense networks of connectivity. In human systems, roots provide the basis for communities and essential connections to our origins. Meaningful, systemic change requires the establishment of a resilient network, without which the potential revolution cannot sustain itself and crumbles. Just as in a forest where underground networks of nutrients encourage communication and symbiotic exchange, ecological equity starts at the local, connecting allies to gain foundational strength to make global change. 

HOPES [26] calls upon our common past to encourage a shared future that relishes in connection, defies the apathy fomented by division, and has the courage to develop strong social, ecological, and personal networks that transcend time and place. By making a pledge to our roots we celebrate hidden systems that strengthen the whole, we defy complacency by making the global, local, and we call upon a vast network of agents for change to unite, support, and spread.

JOIN US APRIL 15TH-17TH!

HOPES [26] SCHEDULE 

All lectures will be hosted on Zoom. For the safety and security of everyone attending the conference, please register beforehand here to receive the Zoom link and password.

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PANEL

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LECTURE

WORKSHOP

SOCIAL EVENT

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

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LECTURE: Dragging Our Way Into the Post-Queer

SPEAKER: Liam Maher

TIME: 10:30AM – 11:30AM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM

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LECTURE: Up to No Good Design

SPEAKER: S Surface

TIME: 11:30AM- 12:50PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM 

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LECTURE: The (Un)sustainable Sublime

SPEAKER: Esther Choi

TIME: 5:00PM – 6:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM 

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PANEL: Art, Architecture, and Antagonizing Sustainability

SPEAKERS: Esther Choi, S Surface, and Emily Scott

TIME: 6:00PM – 7:20PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM 

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

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LECTURE: Building Soil, Building Community

SPEAKER: Growing Gardens with Jason Skipton

TIME: 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM

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LECTURE: Non-Linear Research and Quantum Curiosity

SPEAKER: Nina Elder

TIME: 11:30AM – 12:50PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM

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PANEL: Roots a Discussion on Resilient Networks

SPEAKERS: Marissa Ahern, Nina Elder, Cleo Davis, and Kayin Talton-Davis

TIME: 1:00PM –  2:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM 

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LECTURE: Bringing Medicine into the Built Environment Through Indigenous Based Design

SPEAKERS: S Surface and Kimberly Deriana

TIME: 3:00PM – 4:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM

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LECTURE: Can Denser Roots Support a Lower Carbon Future

SPEAKER: Mark Ginsberg

TIME: 5:00PM – 6:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM 

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PANEL: Frameworks for Responsive Urban Communities

SPEAKERS: Mark Ginsberg, Kimberly Deriana, John Arroyo

TIME: 6:00PM – 7:20PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM

FRIDAY, APRIL 17              

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LECTURE: Rooted in Equity

SPEAKER: Adriana Carias

TIME: 11:00AM – 12:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM

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LECTURE: New Connections: Shifting Horizons

SPEAKER: Brook Muller

TIME: 12:00PM – 1:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM

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LECTURE: Climate Positive Design: Going Beyond Neutral

SPEAKER: Pamela Conrad

TIME: 5:00PM – 6:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM 

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PANEL: Emergent Urban Ecologies

SPEAKERS: Adriana Carias, Pamela Conrad, and Brook Muller

TIME: 6:00PM – 7:20PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM

NEWS

HOPES [26] Theme

HOPES [26] Theme Announced

ROOTS

 

Bingo Night in Eugene

January 24th

5:15 – 6:30 pm 

Falling Sky Pizza, EMU

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LOCATION

University of Oregon
College of Design 

Lawrence Hall

5249 University St, Eugene, OR

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