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.

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 FOR OUR WEEKLY MEETINGS ON WEDNESDAYS AT 5:15 IN LAWRENCE 279!

HOPES [25] SCHEDULE 2019

Full schedule coming soon…

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PANEL

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WORKSHOP

SOCIAL EVENT

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

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12PM-1PM

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LECTURE

5:30PM-7PM
LA 206

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PANEL

7PM-8PM
LA 206

DINNER

8PM-9:30PM

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

WORKSHOP

10AM-11:30AM

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RANDY HESTER
12PM-1PM
LA 206

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DEBORAH BROSNAN
1PM-2PM
LA 115

WORKSHOP

EARL MARK
2PM-5PM

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MARCIA McNALLY
5PM-6PM
LA 206

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ARMANDO AZUA BUSTOS
6PM-7PM
LA 279

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PANEL

DEBORAH, MARCIA, ARMANDO
7PM-8PM
LA 279

DINNER

8PM-9:30PM
HEARTH CAFE

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

SAVE WORKSHOP

10AM-11:30AM

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CHELINA ODBERT
12PM-1PM
LA 206

LECTURE

PABLO UNZUETA
5PM - 6PM
LA 206

LECTURE

6PM-7PM
LA 206

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PANEL

CHELINA, EARL, PABLO
7PM-8PM
LA 206

DINNER

8PM-9:30PM
HEARTH CAFE

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

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PANEL

RESILIENCE
10AM-12PM
LA 206

WORKSHOP

1PM-3PM

LECTURE

RONALD RAEL
4PM-5PM
LA 206

NEWS

HOPES [25] Theme Announced

DESTRUCTIVE IDEALISM

 

Bingo Night!

Falling Sky EMU 

Wednesday 2/20/19 

6:30 pm

Chance to win prizes!!!

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

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LOCATION

University of Oregon School of Architecture & Allied Arts

University of Oregon
College of Design 

Lawrence Hall

5249 University St, Eugene, OR