Overview

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

Destructive Idealism is both an attack on complacency and a pledge to resilience. The destructive idealist dares to face the consequences of idealized landscapes and vows to take local action to change them. In response to climate-related disasters, the destructive idealist continually redefines the path to environmental equity. And when our political leaders move backwards, the destructive idealist steps forward to uphold more resilient ideals.  In its 25th year, HOPES revisits the visions of past generations. We call for resilient thinking that transcends scales, anticipates challenges, and unrelentingly pursues a dynamic and equitable future.

COME JOIN US APRIL 10TH-13TH!

HOPES [25] SCHEDULE 

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PANEL

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LECTURE

WORKSHOP

SOCIAL EVENT

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

BREAKFAST AT THE FARM

10AM-11:30PM
URBAN FARM
DESIGN FOR CLIMATE CHANGE W/ DEANNA LYNN

TACTICAL SUBURBANISM:

NICK SUND & MICHAEL GEFFEL
11:30AM-1PM
LA 206

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THE POLITICS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING

MARCIA McNALLY
5PM-6PM
LA 206
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JUSTICE IS BEAUTY

ALAN RICKS
6PM-7PM
LA 177
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HOPES LEGACY PANEL

ALAN RICKS, RANDY HESTER, KEVIN PARKHURST, ERIN MOORE
7PM-8PM
LA 206

DINNER

8PM-9:30PM
HEARTH CAFE

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

RAPID SHELTER SITE IMPROVISATION

EARL MARK & DEBORAH BROSNAN
1PM-4PM
LA 206

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

LA COURTYARD & HAYDEN GALLERY
4PM-5PM
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NATURE: LEVERAGE OR LIQUIDATE

DEBORAH BROSNAN
5PM-6PM
LA 115
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A FEW OBSERVATIONS OF AN ASTROBIOLOGIST ON ARCHITECTURE

ARMANDO AZUA BUSTOS
6PM-7PM
LA 115
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HEALTHY ECOLOGIES + DESIGN PANEL

DEBORAH BROSNAN, MARCIA McNALLY, ARMANDO AZUA BUSTOS, JESSICA SWANSON
7PM-8PM
LA 279

DINNER

8PM-9:30PM
HEARTH CAFE

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

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DESIGN FOR ECOLOGICAL DEMOCRACY

RANDY HESTER
10:30AM-11:30AM
LA 206

BOOK SIGNING

RANDY HESTER & MARCIA McNALLY
11:30AM-12PM
HEARTH CAFE
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THE SALTON SEA AND THE NAIROBI DAM - A PARABLE OF TWO PONDS

LAUREN ELACHI
12PM-1PM
LA 206

FOUND TREASURES PHOTO BOOTH BUILDING

1PM – 5PM
HAYDEN GALLERY
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LOS ANGELES DYSTOPIA

PABLO UNZUETA
5PM-6PM
LA 206
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CONSTRUCTIVE REALISM

KEVIN PARKHUSRT & HANNAH WEAR
5PM-6PM
LA 206
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HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PANEL

LAUREN ELACHI, PABLO UNZUETA, EARL MARK, ANIKO DRLIK-MUEHLECK, KAARIN KNUDSON
7PM-8PM
LA 206

DINNER

8PM-9:30PM
HEARTH CAFE

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 (PORTLAND)

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RESILIENCE PANEL

RONALD RAEL, TIM SMITH, EMMA PRICHARD, MARK LAKEMAN,  SUSAN JONES
10:15AM-11:30AM
ROOM 144 | WHITE STAG
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BORDERWALL AS ARCHITECTURE

RONALD RAEL
11:45AM- 1PM
ROOM 350  | WHITE STAG

CIVIC ECOLOGY: TOOLS FOR THE CONSTRUCTIVE IDEALIST

TIM SMITH
1:15PM-3:30PM
ROOM 451 |  WHITE STAG 

RECEPTION

WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?
4PM-8PM
OMSI

NEWS

HOPES [25] Theme Announced

DESTRUCTIVE IDEALISM

 

Bingo Night!

Falling Sky EMU 

Wednesday 2/20/19 

6:30 pm

CALL FOR ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS

Art Exhibit

Hayden Gallery Lawrence Hall

Submissions DUE 5/3

PREVIOUS YEARS

HOPES[24]  |  HOPES[23]  |  HOPES[22]  |   HOPES[21]

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LOCATION

University of Oregon
College of Design 

Lawrence Hall

5249 University St, Eugene, OR

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