Beginning today at the Unitus Building (2121 SW Fourth Avenue) and continuing through December 5, Portland State University's Department of Architecture will begin public displays and final reviews of student design studio work from the fall 2007 term. Also, the University of Portland has student work up for review at its Portland Center (722 SW Second at Yamhill). But virst, the Vikings.
Up at 5:30 today is professor Garrett Martin's class, "Edge and Flow". Isn't that the movie about the pimp-turned-rapper? (Just kidding; that's Hustle and Flow) Incidentally, many of these classes seem to have somewhat abstract names. Tomorrow brings professor John Froning's class, "Residual Understanding". (Maybe it has to do with GOP politics.) Friday is professor Jeff Schnabel's class, "Anonymous Remains" (what I'd like the Ducks to make out of the Beavers this weekend). Also on Friday is Matt Janssen's class, "Housing the Masses". This one will be held at the offices of Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects, which, considering the class title, seems appropriate.
Professor Nikola Boscanin has been a frequent commenter on this blog (keep it up, Niko!), and his "Making Promises" class will show their wares at 6:30pm next Wednesday, December 5. Also, three drawing classes have begun showing their work as of Monday, and that continues through today, and then picks up again from December 3-5.
In its final weeks before a February move to the White Stag blog being renovated as its new home, the University of Oregon's Portland Center plays host today from 4:30-8:30 to one class working on the Old Town/Chinatown Commons. Tomorrow at the same time is a prefab housing class, and Friday from 1-6 brings the work of a class reclaiming New York's Penn Station. And as someone who took several trains in and out of there over the years, I would be not at all sorry to see it go, transformed into something entirely new.