By The Portland Egotist / /
Calling all socially-minded creatives in Portland!
It’s 2019—the year of Stonewall Uprising’s 50th anniversary, which marked the beginning of queer liberation. As people around the world come together to celebrate this momentous occasion, some members of early liberation movements (or queer pioneers) are going back into the closet due to fears of discrimination in elderly health and social services.
AIGA Portland Design for Good and Wilde Town are partnering on a project to raise awareness and prevent LGBT elderly isolation by showcasing and empowering Portland’s diverse community of queer pioneers.
Creatives are invited to design artifacts for a divergent, visual storytelling exhibit spotlighting Portland’s queer community. Each participant will have a month to use Wilde Town’s ethnographic research to create their concept through their choice of storytelling medium. All participants’ work will be featured in a final show on May 9, 2019. This is a great opportunity for Portland-based makers and designers to share their talents and connect with like-minded, local creatives!