Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experience the Halprin Fountains

As the sun set on October 7th, hundreds of Portlanders joined us for our largest event of the year held during Design Week Portland.

SEGD Portland invited seven design teams, two of which were student groups, to create temporary installations along the Portland Open Space Sequence, designed by Lawrence Halprin and constructed between 1966 and 1970. Typography, color, image, form, light and sound converged for one magical, moon lit evening to raise public awareness about this historic cultural resource comprised of four interconnected parks, fountains and civic spaces. The event explored and promoted inter-disciplinary design thinking, collaboration and placemaking in public spaces.

A magical evening transpired...

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The Ira Keller Fountain - "We Are All in This Together"
Installation by: Mayer/Reed

River Sculpture

Revolution in the Landscape

Water pattern

Following the river

We are all in this together

Promenade 1 - "Words that Flow"
Installation by: Portland State University, Graphic Design

waterfall of words

words that flow

Pettygrove Park - "Dancers in the Park"
Installation by: Sticky Co.

Dancers in the park

Promenade 2 - "Against the Current"
Installation by: Pacific Northwest College of Art, Animated Arts Department



Lovejoy Fountain - "Perform"
Installation by: Second Story

Lovejoy Fountain

Luminecent string


Promenade 3 - "Urban Nature"
Installation by: Stefan Lesueur

The Source - "Begin/End"
Installation by: Gamut Arts & Third Angle New Music

Begin/End at the Source

Thank you to all the design teams for an amazing evening and thank you to our sponsors for making this happen!
Planar - Event Sponsor
Tube Art Group - 2014 Sponsor

Photos: Bruce Forster

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