My Existential Crisis and Other Random Acts | Martha Schwartz
This will be a two-part presentation: The first part will be about the work of Martha Schwartz Partners that spans from the very early installation works to the most recent work being done by the practice. The work will show an evolution of scale and approach to design.
The second part of the presentation will be sharing my own concerns about climate change, the conflicts this knowledge has brought which has resulted in the re-evaluation of my own priorities as a professional. I am in a transition now as I am beginning to learn more about climate change and how we, as a practice, might fundamentally change our approach to design. As a teacher, my goals have shifted to teaching students how we, as landscape architects, can respond meaningfully to climate change.
5:30-6:30pm Social Hour – Food and drinks provided
6:30-6:45pm Opening Discussion by TBD
6:45-7:45pm Main Lecture by Martha Schwartz
About Martha Schwartz Partners
Martha Schwartz Partners (MSP) is a leading international design practice whose work focuses on activating and regenerating urban sites and city centres. Situated at the intersection of public realm, urban design and site specific art, MSP has 40 years of experience designing and implementing installations, gardens, civic plazas, parks, institutional landscapes, corporate headquarters, master plans, and urban regeneration projects. MSP works with city leaders, planners and builders at a strategic level so as to advocate for the inclusion of the public landscape as a means to achieve environmental, economic, social and environmental sustainability. MSP’s work demonstrates a deep commitment to the urban landscape as it performs as the platform for sustainable cities that are healthy across all aspects, sectors, and domains of urban life.
About Portland Design Events
Portland Design Events is the premier website for finding and sharing architecture and design-related events in Portland, Oregon. We are a master calendar, posting and actively sharing events for dozens of local organizations and individuals through our website, weekly email digests, and social media channels. Our mission is to make it easy for members of our community to find and participate in conversations about the impact of design in our everyday lives.
About the Portland Design Events Lecture Series
We are proud to organize a quarterly lecture series, bringing innovative designers from around the world to share their work and process with the Portland community. Presentations range on a variety of design-related topics, from architecture and landscape to interiors, urban design and more. The series brings outside, world-class perspectives to Portland, inspiring our local designers to create a more beautiful, resilient, and equitable future.
Cover image: Beiqijia Technology Business District, courtesy Martha Schwartz Partners.