ANNOUNCEMENT!

HOPES 26 and COVID-19

HOPES[26] IS STILL ON!!!

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 large social gatherings are now banned in the state of Oregon. Additionally, the University of Oregon has decided to largely close campus and pursue remote digital classes for Spring term. What does this mean for HOPES? Well… HOPES IS STILL HAPPENING! The HOPES team acknowledges that for the health and safety of our speakers and our audience that a physical conference is out of the question, but we have an amazing set of speakers for this year and believe that their voices are still valuable even in the current situation.  That is why HOPES [26] is officially a DIGITAL CONFERENCE! We are excited about what this new format will do for our conference and hope that greater accessibility means greater turnout. That said there is now much to be reworked for the before April 15th so stay tuned and look out for further notifications!

HOPES [26]

 

ONLINE: APRIL 15th – 19th

 

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 +  19TH!

HOPES [26] SCHEDULE 

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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 (TBA)

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LECTURE: Up To No Good

SPEAKER: S Surface

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

LOCATION: ZOOM (TBA)

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LECTURE

SPEAKER: Esther Choi

TIME: 5:00PM – 6:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM (Link TBA)

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PANEL

SPEAKERS: Esther Choi, S Surface, and Emily Scott

TIME: 6:00PM – 7:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM (Link TBA)

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

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LECTURE

SPEAKER: Growing Gardens with Jason Skipton

TIME: 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM (Link TBA)

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LECTURE

SPEAKER: Nina Elder

TIME: 11:00AM – 12:30PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM (Link TBA)

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PANEL: Roots a Discussion on Resilient Networks

SPEAKERS: Marissa, Nina, and Justin

TIME: 1:00PM –  2:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM (Link TBA)

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LECTURE: Indigenous Design Philosophy

SPEAKERS: S Surface and Kimberly Derianna

TIME: 3:00PM – 4:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM (Link TBA)

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LECTURE

SPEAKER: Mark Ginsberg

TIME: 5:00PM – 6:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM (Link TBA)

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PANEL

SPEAKERS: Mark Ginsberg, Kimberly Derianna, John Arroyo

TIME: 11:00AM – 12:30PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM (Link TBA)

FRIDAY, APRIL 17              

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LECTURE

SPEAKER: Adrianna Carias

TIME: 11:00AM – 12:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM (Link TBA)

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LECTURE

SPEAKER: Brook Muller

TIME: 12:00PM – 1:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM (Link TBA)

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LECTURE

SPEAKER: Pamela Conrad

TIME: 5:00PM – 6:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM (Link TBA)

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PANEL: Emergent Urban Ecologies

SPEAKERS: Adrianna Carias, Pamela Conrad, and Brook Muller

TIME: 6:00PM – 7:00PM PST

LOCATION: ZOOM (Link TBA)

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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