Once again our urban landscape is in a period of great transition. Acquire the tools to talk about our architectural past and identify the styles which define it. Explore the urban environment and forensically examine its history. Discuss examples of old and contemporary buildings. Share your thoughts and opinions about them, and hear what others have to say. Second session is a walking tour downtown.
Despite Oregon’s progressive and forward thinking reputation, our history tells another story – indeed, many refer to Oregon as the South of the North, as we have historically embraced segregation, exclusion and displacement. This course tells of the extraordinary ways that white people worked to build and maintain our power in the state. Through this class, we will look at how Oregon’s whiteness, historically and today, has created this reality.
Meet some intriguing plants of Portland and learn their stories. Using drawing as a way to explore urban flora, slow down to observe the details that make species unique. And learn some botany terminology and ecology along the way! You’ll leave with a series of works that are a record of your curiosity and observations.