Hosted by the UO Outdoor Program
Saturday, April 8
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Meet at Outdoor Program office

All participants must have a helmet, closed shoes, plenty of water, and a picnic lunch. We will begin by biking to Mt. Pisgah where we will then hike to the top and learn from Landscape Architecture professor Whitey Lueck of the displacements our southern Willamette Valley has undergone. From Pisgah, we’ll bike back into town to chat with local advocate Philip Carrasco to hear of Eugene’s efforts in becoming a designated sanctuary city. Participants should come prepared with questions, ready for riding near potentially high traffic volumes, and be comfortable with climbing hills. A REQUIRED PRE-TRIP MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE OUTDOOR PROGRAM BARN AT 7:30PM THURSDAY, APRIL 6TH. Touring bicycles may be rented from the OP for $5. Helmets can be rented at no charge. Event is free.

Contact Halley Anderson at or 865-591-5967 with any questions.

Participants should sign up prior to this event at
Attendance cap: 24

Alan Waxman
Thursday, April 13
1:30 AM – 2:30 PM
LA 286

Matchaparty is an intimate and collaborative performance environment in the tradition of Yabunouchi tea ceremony of southern Kyoto. Participants play with language and form to open spaces of resistance and vulnerability. At HOPES, join us as we meditate and speak on displacement and indigenous urbanism.

Register HERE
Attendance cap: 15

Hosted by UO Student ASLA
Thursday, April 13
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
LA 405

HOPES and UO Student ASLA are excited to present a small hands-on workshop with Gena Wirth from SCAPE Studio. This workshop will include a discussion of digital drawing and representation techniques used ad SCAPE and a look at the “behind the scenes” development of some of the large-format drawings that Gena has been involved with during her time as a Design Principal at SCAPE.

Registration is closed.

Careers in Relief Shelter Design and Building
Hosted by PODS
Friday, April 14
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
LA 277

Join Alex Miller, UO architecture graduate who is currently traveling the world consulting and building disaster relief housing. Hear about his journey, the challenges and rewards, and the amazing opportunities in the field.

Lunch is provided. RSVP for food count by Thursday 4/13.


Ichishkiin space
Alan Waxman
Friday, April 14
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LA 286

Chinook Wawa space
Alan Waxman
Saturday, April 15
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LA 286

Join us for a small intimate tea gathering in Ichishkiin/Chinook Wawa space. Language shift describes the process by which one linguistic space and its social and material landscape is displaced by another. This process displaces landscapes, architectures, entire urban systems and is often tied to technological, economic, and biological shifts and colonial processes. Displacement of this kind has worked towards erasure of urban structures in the Western United States for the last two centuries; often so completely and insidiously that new people arriving in the English speaking colonial urban structure are completely unaware of what they have displaced. In this context, gathering, talking, and enjoying yourself  is an act of place-making and resistance. The matchaparty strategy of place-making will set the stage for an intimate gathering where collaborators will create the landscape in real time. This process builds on traditional methods of place-making learned in Ichishkiin/Chinook Wawa spaces around the Northwest.

Register for Friday tea ceremony HERE
Register for Saturday tea ceremony HERE

Attendance cap: 15

Nancy Cheng, Marziah Rajabzadeh, Mohsen Marizad
Saturday, April 15
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2nd floor foyer outside LA 206

Get off your seat to stretch fabrics and recycled plastic sheets dynamically create spaces!  Our goal is to sculpt the most interesting place with the least material.

Together we will create tent and wall configurations by using our bodies, rods, and hoops to pull and hold sheet materials into temporary formations. We will bring the materials and images of some forms to try. We need you to bring your enthusiasm, imagination and openness to new possibilities. We will capture the experiments with photos, as the most promising ideas will inform future installations at Sam Bonds Brewery for the Arts Administration students’ Emerging Leaders in the Arts Network and Place landscape architecture studio in Portland. Before the end of the session, we will select one form to anchor as an installation for the HOPES community to enjoy.

Please contact Nancy Cheng at with questions.

Please register HERE
Attendance cap: 18

Aaron Kahn
Saturday, April 15
10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Lawrence Courtyard

Aaron Kahn
Saturday, April 15
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
2nd floor foyer

Spirit-Sign by Justin Ralls
Quattro Pezzi by Giacinto Scelsi

Shining Forth by Matthias Pintscher

These presentations aim to cooperatively help bring about the right kind of dialog for rebuilding societal structures through the singularly effective tool of music. Music allows us to get to imagine what we want to create – and right now, there is only creative action and meditative ways of thinking that will pull us into the future. Transparency, new social environments around inclusivity, and constructive themes of peace, progress, sexuality, goodness, virtue, and transformation for a better world. These two presentations represent a slice of the pie that is food for audiences to eat: sounds of nature and calling to attention how we must respect plants, animals, and the earth with Spirit-Sign, and the simplicity and humility with which we must move forward; authentic respect for Jews and Muslims through infused Middle Eastern chant with Quattro Pezzi; and showing a way, through sound, for optimistic future Jewry with Shining Forth.

Esther Hagenlocher and Julie Haack
Saturday, April 15
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Meet in LA 206

The Interaction of Color is valuable architecturally, aesthetically, and in terms of performance. The effects of a color can be increased without changing people’s perceptions of the color in a space, by applying the interaction of color within the built environment and within larger fields of art, interior/architecture, and design.

The workshop will focus on the connection between design principles and color and light interaction in order to develop an understanding of how to optimize spatial efficiency, performance, and visual comfort, while also exploring color’s potential to confuse, conceal, and to misrepresent built form. During the workshop students will have a chance to play the color game.

Registration is closed.

Hosted by UO ASHRAE
Saturday, April 15
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
LA 279

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 Saturday from 3 to 4 PM! 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.

No registration is required.