MFA AC+D Lecture Series - Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop

October 4, 2017
MFA AC+D Studios - 421 NE 10th Ave. Portland, OR
MFA AC+D Lecture Series - Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop

MFA in Applied Craft + Design students have the opportunity to directly engage with prominent visiting artists, designers, and critics through the program's robust lecture series, typically complemented by studio visits, workshops and a post-lecture dinner in the studio. All lectures are free and open to the public unless noted.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Alex Gilliam is the director of Public Workshop, an organization that creates uniquely engaging opportunities for youth and their communities to shape the design of their cities. They work to redefine the way that youth participate as citizens and leaders in the design of their communities, because they believe that the very best learning and design occur when it’s challenging, empowering and fun.

Over the past fourteen years Public Workshop has worked with numerous public schools, organizations, museums, universities, architecture firms and city agencies including openhousenewyork, DreamYard, Charter High School For Architecture and Design in Philadelphia, Rural Studio, Hester Street Collaborative, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Landon Bone Baker Architects, National Building Museum and the City of Austin, Texas. They are nationally recognized experts on K-12 design education with an emphasis on service learning. Their work has been featured on NPR’s Studio 360 and in magazines such as Architect, Metropolis, ID and the Architect’s Newspaper, as well as showcased on various company websites including Fast Company, GOOD, Next American City, Slate, Kaboom!, Core 77, Yahoo and NBC’s TODAY.


Image and information courtesy of Public Workshop