Re-imagining Portland: Parks, Public Space, Memory, Creativity, and Spatial Justice with Liz Ogbu

March 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Portland Parks Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland Art Museum, Converge 45, and Urbanism Next invite you to participate in a series of programs beginning with two leading voices on creating more just, inclusive, and creative public spaces. Liz Ogbu is an expert on engaging and transforming unjust urban environments. In a free virtual conversation with Manuel Padilla of Oregon Solutions, a nonprofit that convenes problem-solving dialogue to address community needs, Ogbu invites us “to examine the spatial and emotional wounds of the places we inhabit and how we might move towards repair.”

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The second talk features Paul Farber, Director and Cofounder of Monument Lab, on April 20 at 12pm. For more information on the series, visit the Portland Parks Foundation.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Re-imagining Portland