Bend Design 2021 announces speaker lineup

Bend Design 2021 announces speaker lineup

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Bend Structure 2021, a software of Scalehouse, will be using place for the seventh calendar year as a hybrid (on the web and in-human being) innovative meeting on Friday, Oct. 22.

Designers, changemakers and the curious gather for a sequence of talks, artwork exhibitions, a film at Tin Pan Theater, and additional at Open up House Studios in close proximity to downtown Bend. A confined variety of in-person passes are out there for an personal and secure Bend Style experience, along with digital passes to view the occasion in true-time.

“Following a profoundly transformative yr, how we display up for our communities issues additional than ever,” claims René Mitchell, Scalehouse Government Director. “Collaboration, relentless curiosity and a daring expression of design can be made use of to look at how we shape our planet all around us,” Mitchell included. 

This year, Bend Design and style provides collectively the brightest and boldest minds to chat about eco style and design, social justice, training, sustainable style and social media to discover what it usually means to be human in a world the place the role of layout is continuously shifting. Bend Style is for artists and designers, explorers, thinkers, scientists, engineers, civic and business leaders, and anybody curious about how layout and creativity can condition our upcoming.

Passes are accessible in three ways: In-Particular person, Virtual and A la carte. All-Accessibility In-Individual Passes are $175, $50 for college students. All-Access Digital Application Passes are primarily based on a sliding scale, setting up at $10. A la carte tickets are obtainable for $25/speaker, virtual only. Passes can be purchased on the Scalehouse web page:

Watch the 2021 Agenda to learn a lot more:

Bend Style and design 2021 Speakers:

Anisa Tavangar

Writer + Seeker + Dialogue Starter

Anisa Tavangar hangs out at the intersection of art, justice and spirituality and is a author and curator at For Freedoms, an arts firm that uses the voices of artists to even more community discourse and reshape necessary conversations. Her operate fosters creative collaboration concerning museums, artist studios, galleries, publications, and justice corporations throughout artwork, tradition and structure to check out how beauty in all types can foster justice.

For Freedoms reframes how art can get rid of gentle on our current truth.

Anisa retains a degree in Art Record and Africana Research from Barnard College of Columbia University and is primarily based in New York and Philadelphia.

SESSION: Telling Visible Stories Through a Lens of Justice


Daniel Toole

Architect + Designer + Educator

Born in Austria and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Daniel Toole realized that he wished to be an architect at the age of twelve right after getting motivated by his artist/instructor Aunt and engineer grandfather, and pushed forward by very supportive parents. He has traveled and worked extensively all-around the entire world, observing diverse, personal and unanticipated city areas alongside the way. His initial book, Restricted Urbanism, was released in 2010 and explores alleyway architecture in major world towns. 

Daniel gained a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon and completed a master’s diploma in City Structure from the Harvard Graduate Faculty of Design. Immediately after around a ten years of doing the job in numerous workplaces and moonlighting, he started Daniel Toole Architecture in 2020. He has intended non-public residences, professional properties, landscapes and master ideas independently, and although performing for prestigious companies such as Rick Joy Architects, Barkow Leibinger Architects, Perkins + Will, and Allied Is effective Architecture. 

Daniel has gained various structure awards and fellowships all through his extraordinary vocation and currently serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon University of Architecture.

SESSION: Mother nature and Supplies


Dot Lung

Worldwide Social Media Strategist + Speaker + Environment Traveler

In the Mandarin language, Lung implies “Dragon.” For Dot Lung, dragons are magical, fierce creatures able of altering the world….and busting algorithms. With this spirit of belief and tenacity, she grew to become a sought-right after social media fireball with around 90,000 minor dragons under her wing discovering and rising together. 

Dot’s social media career formally started at OFFF Pageant in Barcelona, where she was in cost of the on the web local community and audience engagement. This morphed into encouraging field giants this sort of as Fb and Wix navigate a noisy electronic environment and build remarkable electronic ordeals by way of unique, relatable content material. She has been featured in Vainness Fair Italy and has spoken at University of Barcelona, AdWorld, Vidcon and other resourceful gatherings. An active social media person due to the fact the dinosaur times of MySpace, Dot’s desire is to empower individuals to create social media empires by robust on line identities and engaged communities. 

Just after increasing up in Los Angeles, Dot traveled the earth and now calls Barcelona dwelling. (Though she life 24/7 on all social media platforms.)

SESSION: How to Endure a Pandemic, War and the Instagram Algorithm


Maya Fowl-Murphy

Architectural Designer + Educator + Maker

Maya Chicken-Murphy believes that architecture and design and style need to not be a privilege but a right prolonged to all. When functioning entire-time and completing her Master’s degree, Maya cast her personal unique path in the field of architecture and founded Chicago Cell Makers. This award-profitable non-financial gain organization gives style-pondering workshops to underrepresented communities in Chicago. 

Chicago Cell Makers is leading the social architecture movement and dismantling the deep structural difficulties identified in just the constructed atmosphere that promote segregation and inequality. The organization teaches social justice within just architectural education and learning and empowers Chicago youth to come to be advocates and changemakers in their communities. 

Maya is the recipient of the AIA Illinois 2020 Alan Madison Award and was just lately featured in Dwell Journal.

SESSION: Making Structure Obtainable, One College student at a Time


Angela Luna

Designer + Writer + Humanitarian

Angela Luna is shifting what culture thinks manner can carry out. As the Founder and Resourceful Director of ADIFF, she is most recognizable for her transformable outerwear built to help refugees by converting a jacket into a tent.

Influenced by the phrase “make a distinction,” ADIFF empowers marginalized communities and fights local climate change by moral manner that is as useful and wearable as achievable. Angela’s medium is style, but at her main she’s a designer of programs and passionate about connecting worldwide challenges with design. 

Angela introduced her most up-to-date trend assortment in an open-source “cookbook” as a way to democratize sustainable vogue and inspire accountable consumption. With comprehensive “recipes,” such as stage-by-step illustrations from six modern fashion manufacturers, the Cookbook empowers people to make their personal garments from items that are readily available in their have houses.

Angela is a graduate of Parsons School of Style and gained the school’s Womenswear Designer of the Yr award. She is also a Forbes 30 Below 30 in Artwork + Structure.

SESSION: Democratizing Sustainable Style


Robb Mills

Designer + Audio Storyteller + Collaborator

Robb Mills has about 20 yrs of skilled audio output working experience as a BAFTA-nominated audio designer, new music composer and audio specialist for video games, advertising, and quick movies. From Sci-Fi horror blockbusters to kid’s instructional games to cell applications, there is little Robb hasn’t completed.

He just lately contributed sound style to Hunger Ward, the 2021 Oscar-nominated Best Documentary Shorter that chronicles the attempts of healthcare employees to thwart the mass hunger of innocent little ones through the ongoing (yet neglected) war in Yemen. As a craft, Robb believes sound and tunes are an at any time-fluctuating resource of creativeness and services. 

Robb has a tunes diploma from Ball State College and phone calls Bend, Oregon home. He is also a Qualified Yoga Therapist and an energetic member of nearby restorative justice and fairness groups.

SESSION: Documentary Seem Structure: Exactly where Subtlety Fulfills Significance


Skye Morét

Facts Fanatic + Collaborative Designer + Scientist

Skye Morét is a data-pushed designer and maritime scientist. Her diverse exploration of the ocean—having sailed 100,000 miles all around the globe—fuels her perception in the electricity of art and style to critically interact folks with the ecological complexities and dependencies of our earth. Skye’s perform takes advantage of information visualization, collaboration, and visual storytelling to look into the romantic relationship amongst empathy, nature and engineering–precisely in the contexts of weather and social justice. 

She is the Chair of the Collaborative Style and design and Style Methods MFA/MA system at the Pacific Northwest Faculty of Art at Willamette College and consults for purchasers ranging from the United Nations Setting Programme to The Mother nature Conservancy and Nike. Her installations have been exhibited at Science Gallery Dublin, the European Parliament in Brussels, the shores of Bali, and at Palmer Station, Antarctica.

When she’s not eagerly anticipating her upcoming details art set up at the College of Toronto Artwork Centre (or dashing off a scientific paper or essay), you can obtain Skye checking out exotic coastlines all over the world.

SESSION: Partaking Style for an Unstable Planet


Rob Lewis

Maker + Researcher + Lover

When Rob Lewis is not honing his craft as a designer and artist, he serves as an Art Director at Kamp Grizzly, a PDX imaginative company with a focus on human conversation and connection. He is effective on “lots of various things” and is regularly discovering new ways of pondering and building.

As an artist, Rob continues to be receptive and related to all that is going on all over him in the globe. His distinct place of watch showcases the eager eye of an observer. By making art and communing with brave artists, he has cultivated an hunger for change, knowledge and free expression.

Rob is a indigenous of Cincinnati and life in Portland, Oregon. He hates conferences and likes getting documents just to glimpse at the addresses.

SESSION: Know Oneself


2021 Convention Partners Include things like: The Clabough Foundation, Caldera Arts, The Aged Mill District, The Source Weekly, Crahmanti, KTVZ, Open up House Studios, Martha Murray Design and style, Hey Charlie Artistic, Ghost Village Films, BBT Architects, The Fixture Gallery, The Starview Basis, Statehood Media, Bend Magazine, Buzztag, Cascade Business News, Oregonian, OPB, Pacific Northwest College or university of the Arts, Bend Furniture and Layout, OSU-Cascades, Terris Draheim, DEI Inventive, Venture 4, and Tin Pan Theatre

About Scalehouse: Scalehouse is a multidisciplinary present-day arts middle convening varied thinkers for in-depth conversations, inventive collaborations, exhibitions and situations, including Bend Design and style Week and Scalehouse Gallery. Scalehouse thinks our shared future presents advanced troubles and chances, not just benefiting from creativity but necessitating it. We are dedicated to programming which is obtainable, provocative, remarkable and inclusive — normally with an eye towards a superior long term.