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Public Art & Land Use Project Presentation

Sep 27 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design


Free and Open to the Public


511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

PNCA’s Art + Science Initiative invites you to a hear from experts in the field of public land use to understand why Oregon looks the way it does and the role artists can play in inspiring equitable land use.

The Public Art & Land Use Project is an opportunity for a select student or students to create a memorable and distinct public marker in honor of Senate Bill 100 – the land use planning bill. The project will celebrate the passing of the legislation that created Oregon’s urban growth boundaries - protecting farms, forests, and wild lands while encouraging connected, compact urban communities. The marker may take the form of an installation/ sculpture/ mixed media, but must be able to be a lasting legacy to SB 100 and have a lifespan of a minimum of five years. As the selected student (s), you will work closely with external partners to research the context of the work and further an understanding of the significance of land use planning in the region. This project is a professional practice opportunity for a motivated student or collaborative team interested in working in an interdisciplinary practice. The select student will be awarded $1500 individually or $2000 as a collaborative pair. Additional funds for materials will be provided.

About the Speakers:

Mary Kyle McCurdy had served 1000 Friends as Policy Director, Staff Attorney, and Deputy Director. With over 30 years working with Oregon land use laws, Mary Kyle is a state leader and trusted voice on equitable land use, housing, transportation, urban planning, and climate solutions.

Alyson Marchi-Young joined the 1000 Friends team as the Marketing and Communications Strategist in August 2015. She received her degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis on literary criticism and historic analysis.

Kevin Kasowski is Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving, Oregon Environmental Council and brings more than 25 years of experience in development and communication positions with non-profit environmental organizations at the national, regional and state levels.

COVER CAPTION: The Public Art and Land Use Project will require both outreach, research, and the production of a significant piece of public work that will reach audiences in celebrating and recognizing the legacy of considerate land use policy and inspire future generations to follow suit. Hear more about our landscape and why it looks the way it does.