Wednesday, February 03, 2010

February 3 Development & Creativity

Writer and MacArthur grant recipient Lewis Hyde speaks on The Gift and the Commons: Creativity and the Public Good. Hyde is author of The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in a Modern World, a classic exploration and resource to artist readers for 25 years. Tonight he expands his original thesis in light of the Creative Commons movement and debates on digital rights. This is the subject of a new book he is developing. He speaks at Lewis and Clark College on the same topic Thursday at 4PM. At PNCA 1241 NW Johnson 6:30PM-8 Free

Randy Rapaport is a developer of contemporary mixed use spaces. His projects have attained architectural significance while quietly doing their job as residences. Rapaport has also gone a good job at curating the sidewalk side businesses filling his projects. Tonight he discusses his process, projects and plans. It is part of an irregular series on design at Design Within Reach. At DWR Portland Studio 1200 NW Everett. Doors 6:00PM, program 6:30 Free