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Design Museum Mornings: Biodesign: Every Body in Motion

Dec 8 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


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

Shipley/Collins Mediatheque


511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics, the Design Museum and CCA&C at PNCA present Biodesign: Every Body in Motion.

Find inspiration from the profound work of student designers as they create opportunity for people of all abilities with Wilson Smith, Design Director at Nike and Professor at the University of Oregon.

Nike founder Bill Bowerman famously stated, “If you have a body, you are an athlete.” Wilson Smith ensures that these words guide his students in the Adaptive Products Enabling Para-Athletic Performance program at the University of Oregon. By utilizing the combined expertise of veterans, trauma and cancer victims, and other prosthesis users, Wilson and his students are embarking to design sports innovations for the world’s top athletes of all abilities. Hear the ingenious projects coming from this Product Design Studio, quickly becoming an academic leading voice for this topic nationally.

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