Works in Progress for School of Art + Design

Presented by the Graphic Design Program of the School of Art + Design, Portland State University 

Show & Tell is an almost weekly lecture series that invites working professionals to blow our minds with wisdom, both in person and through the magic of the World Wide Web! Our lectures happen most Thursdays at noon in the Art Building, 2000 SW 5th Avenue, Room 320. The public is welcome and the lectures are free!


Josh Berger aand Niko Courtelis
January 29, 2015
12-1 pm

Portland State University has a long history of partnering with public and private organizations in the metro region and beyond. An exciting current collaboration partners graduate students from the School of Art and Design's Social Practice MFA program with attendees of Portland Public Schools' Martin Luther King School in Northeast Portland. 

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Social Practice Goes to School


Studio MFA Jessica Hickey's Pliable Planes installation opens at the Portland Building January 12, 2015, and runs through February 6, 2015.

Tune in to KPSU at noon on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 to hear Social Practice MFA students Derek Hamm and Rozalyn Crews interview A+D Professors Lis Charman and Conrad Schumacher about Friendtorship, a collaboration pairing high school students from Centennial Learning Center with PSU graphic design majors.

PSU design students, OEC and Migration Brewing collaborate

Opening Reception
First Thursday, January 8, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

PSU A+D students work with high school students from Centennial Park School

Art & Social Practice Partnership with King School
Student animation from Laura DiTrapani's Visual Storytelling and 2D Animation classes
A talk about possibilities for redesign of the Art Building