Course 480 Design Studio
Type Public Intervention
Location Division Street, Portland
Instructor Leif Halverson
Software Rhino 3D, Illustrator, Photoshop
Posed with the task of producing a provocative intervention along the stretch of SE Division Street in Portland, a continually gentrifying neighborhood often referred to as Restaurant Row, my interest quickly narrowed in on the lack of public space in the area.
Navigation of space along the stretch of 26th Avenue to Cesar Chavez on SE Division Street is disproportionately driven by money. In mapping the circulation of money I am mapping circulation of the area as a whole, as movement (or rather existence) in this space nearly requires that one spends or receives money.
My objective became to provide space to exist that is not monetarily driven. A new agora. A place for exchange of thoughts, culture, skills, ideas, and memories.