Sunday April 8
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Lawrence Hall South Entrance

Pedal around Eugene’s finest displays of this year’s conference theme: Unbuilt. We will depart from the south entrance of Lawrence Hall at 9:30AM and bike to Skinner’s Butte to visit its famed reservoir. Our second stop will be at the historic Mims House, the city’s first African-owned property, where we will hear stories of this safe haven’s past from a local expert.

Our ride will end at UO’s Urban Farm shortly after noon.  Participants will have the option to depart from here, or stay and watercolor paint.

Please bring a bike in good working order (or rent one for $10 from the Outdoor Program), wear close-toed shoes and a HELMET (required), and be prepared to ride 5 miles, a portion of which could be in heavy traffic. Bring snacks and plenty of water.

Email with any questions.

Sunday April 8
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Urban Farm

After a wee bike tour of Eugene, participants will arrive to the Urban Farm where they will enjoy a tour hosted by Harper Keeler, Urban Farm’s Lead Instructor. They will explore the layout of garden beds, compost piles, tool sheds, flowers and the orchard to find a comfortable place to watercolor. Participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies and if they cannot, supplies will be provided. Ali Pougiales, a former BLA student at UO, and Harper Keeler will be there for watercolor support and demonstrations in a free form manner. See you there!

Thursday April 12
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Lawrence Hall 278

Challenge the traditional hierarchy of the design process in this educational and hands-on workshop. Learn how to support and enable communities to generate their own design solutions with basic tactics, encouraging diverse groups to bring their own initiatives and desires onto the table and into the design. After discussing these methodologies we’ll break out into a charette. Those attending will become the community which is being designed for and with, driven by the questions: Imagine a College of Design that’s inclusive, where differences are respected and celebrated, and the community is fully supportive. What features would be present on a social, infrastructural, and administrative level?

Thursday April 12
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Lawrence Hall Woodshop

Found Furniture is a workshop focused on creativity, problem solving, and repurposed materials. Participants will work individually or in groups to create pieces that challenge traditional ideas of “furniture” by breaking it down to the bare essential materials and tools. Functional pieces of furniture will be created, problem solving and team skills will be developed, while creativity and thoughtfulness will be stimulated.

PARK(ING DAY) w/ LiveMove
Thursday April 12
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
13th and University

Park(ing) day inspires critical analysis of how public space is allocated and how it can be re-envisioned to benefit our urban environment. A parking spot on campus will be temporarily transformed into a community space with seating, tables, giant jenga. The Found Furniture workshop will be showcasing some of their work from 3 – 4 pm. LiveMove will be set up from 2pm-5pm.

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION w/ Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya
Thursday, April 12
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Lawrence Hall 206

In this small hands-on workshop, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya will guide participants through her process in creating compelling graphic illustrations. This session will explore how to use time as a constraint during the design process and how to embrace graphic experimentation. It is inspired by Amanda’s own Creative Habit project where she created 270 illustrations in 270 days, each within an hour. Amanda will create a digital illustration with participants and share techniques that help to harness creativity without fear. Participants can either follow along, listen, or create their own illustration. Amanda will provide a prompt to visualize and inspire but participants will be able to flex in whatever style they are comfortable with.

Friday April 13
10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
LA 279

Chris Cornelius will lead a group of 10 students to challenge and redefine their perception of the built environment. Through hand media techniques taught by Chris, this workshop will develop “maps” that aim to express a familiar spot on campus in an unfamiliar way.

Friday April 13
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Erb Memorial Union outside Fresh Cafe

Participants will have the opportunity to make collagraph prints as a part of the Craft Center’s free weekly pop-up workshops. Textured objects are used to create a raised surface that can then be used to print; ie rope, model-making scraps and/or cut-outs, toothpicks/wood, etc. This then creates an image of the “unbuilt” parts of students’ models and creative endeavors.

Friday April 13
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Lawrence Hall 206

The University of Oregon student-run ASHRAE branch will be conducting a great Ice-Cream Experiment to provide a social break in between the stimulating HOPES lectures on April 13 from 5pm – 6pm! We will be exploring the different processes of refrigeration and cooling through the use of a classic churn, ball shaker, and good ol’ dry ice! Everything will be provided free of charge, so stop on by to have a chance at talking with guest speakers, professors, and fellow ASHRAE-ers.

LIGHT + SURFACE = COLOR; RAL Colour System in the Design Process
Saturday April 14
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Lawrence Hall Hearth

A color workshop directed by Virginia Cartwright (Daylight course, ARCH 4/595) and Esther Hagenlocher (Color Theory, IARC 4/547).With Guest, Markus Frentrop from RAL color system, Germany.

Saturday April 14
10:00 AM- 11:30 PM
Lawrence Hall Outdoor Courtyard

Students will be taught how to compost in small spaces with limited outdoor access. Participants will learn the general techniques and processes of vermicomposting, which utilizes worms to break down food scraps. Everyone will leave with a composting bin, soil, and worms to begin the process at home!

MOVIE SCREENING: Design That Heals
Saturday April 14
4:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Lawrence Hall 279

Join us for a screening of the new film created by MASS Design Group Design That Heals. The short film tells the story of how GHESKIO and MASS Design Group invested both in long-term infrastructure and the Haitian people to heal the community.