Design Week Portland 2013 starts on October 7!
Portlanders Carl Alviani, Jen Delos Reyes, Gary Robbins, Eric Trine & Namita Wiggers will read portions of essays on design they wrote specifically for the event. These have also been published in a small book edited & designed by Burt & Lavelle that was printed here in Portland by Brown Printing.
Can’t make it? You can order a copy of the book from our website here.
"It’s a shame that the phrase ‘tempest in a teacup’ is tied to the idea of triviality," writes Burt in his introduction. "It would otherwise wonderfully describe how designed objects each contain a cacophony of stories. The essays in Share Document demonstrate that point. They illuminate how objects like surfboards, refrigerators, books, and bike lanes can be understood quite differently when their context is revealed to us.
By contributing these essays, the writers in this book have graciously granted us access into the thinking that goes into their practice. In doing so, they have provided us with a cross-section of design-thinking at this moment in Portland. They have given us a ticket into their world. It’s our job to enjoy the ride.”
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