JP Reuer and the 2011 Design/Build Project by the MFA in Applied Craft and Design (ACD) students to promote literacy and learning.

Last Friday on OPB’s radio program, Think Out Loud, JP Reuer talked about the recent design/build project conducted by new students in the MFA in Applied Craft and Design program – a joint degree program offered by Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art. Listen to the radio program here: http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/shows/designbuild/

This fall 19 students participated in a project to design a new learning center for a juvenile detention center in northeast Portland. The goal of the project was to design a space for kids that “celebrated literacy and learning,” and one that gave the kids a dynamic place to be “among books” (from here). For more information about the project, check out the following article: http://untitled.pnca.edu/articles/show/4891/

The video (below) about the project is also available here: http://vimeo.com/29755120

2011 Design/Build Project from PNCA on Vimeo.

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2 thoughts on “JP Reuer and the 2011 Design/Build Project by the MFA in Applied Craft and Design (ACD) students to promote literacy and learning.

  1. More projects like this need to be done, but it is difficult to do them in the United States these days. When I was the Dean of Academics and then the Acting President at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Minnesota we used to provide college programs to Native American inmates at prisons, but the state cut the funding based upon ideas about not giving wrong-doers rewards. This program is excellent and needs to be replicated again and again.

  2. Pingback: Change Amongst Books and Design in 10 days | The Flaxen

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