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Expanding Architecture: A Conversation on Engagement and Change
Friday, March 27, 2009 - 1:30pm

An open forum on socially responsible architecture at Portland State University will feature the founder of a nonprofit organization that provides architecture and planning services to communities in need.

"Expanding Architecture: A Conversation on Engagement and Change" will discuss how architects and designers can play a more direct role in solving social and environmental problems facing the country’s communities.

Bryan Bell, the founder of nonprofit Design Corps, will be a special guest speaker. Other presenters at the forum will include Janet Hammer, director of the Social Equity and Opportunity Forum at PSU;Sergio Palleroni, associate professor of architecture at PSU and founder of the BaSiC Initiative; John Duke, clinic director for Outside In; Abby Dacey of Architects Without Borders-Oregon; and representatives from BOORA Architects.

When: Friday, March 27th, 2009
Where: Shattuck Annex (
1914 SW Park Ave
Time: 1:30 pm
Cost: Free and open to the public