Design With the Other 90%: CITIES
What: Design with the Other 90%: CITIES, an exhibit of 60 urban solutions for people living in temporary settlements, commonly known as slums. Curated by Cynthia E. Smith of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and on view at Mercy Corps Action Center and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts. Presenting Sponsor: The Lemelson Foundation
When: Opens Friday, August 17, 2012 and remains on view through January January 5, 2013. Special First Thursday public reception at the Mercy Corps Action Center, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Thursday, September 27, 2012. Hear brief, introductory remarks from Cynthia E. Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Where: Because of the scope and size, the six components in CITIES are showing simultaneously at two Portland institutions: Mercy Corps Action Center (28 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97204, 503-896-5747) features three displays entitled Reveal, Prosper and Access, and the PNCA Museum of Contemporary Craft, (724 NW Davis Street Portland, OR 97209, 503-223-2654) is host to Exchange, Adapt and Include. The two galleries are just 8 blocks from each other -- a ten-minute walk.
Hours: Beginning August 17, the Mercy Corps Action Center Gallery is open 11 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday; 11 am - 5 pm, Saturdays. The Museum of Contemporary Craft is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm; First Thursdays, 11 am - 8 pm.
Cost: There is no charge at the Mercy Corps Action Center. The Museum of Contemporary Craft charges a $4.00 entrance fee.