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...
The Ira Keller Fountain - "We Are All in This Together"
Installation by: Mayer/Reed
Promenade 1 - "Words that Flow"
Installation by: Portland State University, Graphic Design
Pettygrove Park - "Dancers in the Park"
Installation by: Sticky Co.
Promenade 2 - "Against the Current"
Installation by: Pacific Northwest College of Art, Animated Arts Department
Lovejoy Fountain - "Perform"
Installation by: Second Story
Promenade 3 - "Urban Nature"
Installation by: Stefan Lesueur
Photos: Bruce Forster