The students of Design Thinking at Portland State University are proud to present an afternoon of urban interventions intended to activate, invigorate and investigate the Lovejoy Fountain.
The projects will be presented on site and injected into the environment, one that is rich with historical and cultural context. Designed by celebrated landscape architect Lawrence Halprin as part of the Portland Open Space Sequence in 1966, the fountain and its surroundings are embedded within the city of Portland’s South Auditorium Urban Renewal District, and are part of a complex and varied saga that illuminates an important chapter in Portland’s land use history. The student projects will engage with this history, as well as the publics who presently occupy and use the space.
This is an exercise in creative placemaking, a collective effort in site-specific engagement.
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