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Homelessness is Not Normal

April 18, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | $10
Homelessness is Not Normal

Our city is rapidly growing and experiencing a housing and homelessness crisis. Leveraging the expertise of policy makers, community activists, social service providers, and affordable housing designers, this panel explores how we got here, what is being done to address it, what more can be done, and how design can help. Join us for a deeper perspective on why homelessness is so pervasive in our society, and to better understand the necessary changes to improve conditions — with design helping to lead the way.

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Panelists include:
Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County Chair
Kevin Cavanaugh, Guerrilla Development
Kaia Sand, Street Roots
Stacy Borke, Transition Projects
Ashley Henry, Business for a Better Portland



About Holst
Holst Architecture is a women-owned design studio of talented professionals led by partners Kim Wilson, Kevin Valk, Dave Otte, and Renée Strand.

Our value system is based on the belief that the human experience of space informs and prioritizes our solutions, so we can be sure that a holistic concept guides every project from design through construction.

Since 1992, our skilled designers in the Central Eastside Industrial District of Portland have been creating innovative places tailored to each client’s needs, while expressing the highest environmental, social, and aesthetic ideals. Our dedicated team below defines our culture of creating architecture that our clients love.


Cover image courtesy Holst/Design Week Portland.


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