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Join us for a one-night screening of “Rams”, hosted by director Gary Hustwit, and co-presented by AIGA Portland. Rams is a documentary portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive, and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability, and the future of design. Following the film, we are very pleased to present a special conversation with Gary Hustwit and two of Portland’s pre-eminent product designers; D’Wayne Edwards, footwear designer extrodanaire, and founder of Pensole, and Aaron Draplin, Creative Director of the wildly successful Field Notes series.
Gary Hustwit is an independent filmmaker and photographer based in New York. He has produced 13 feature documentaries, including the award-winning I Am Trying To Break Your Heart about the band Wilco; Oddsac, an experimental feature film by the band Animal Collective; and Mavis!, the HBO documentary about gospel/soul music legend Mavis Staples. In 2007 he made his directorial debut with Helvetica, a documentary about graphic design and typography. The film marked the beginning of a design film trilogy, with Objectified, about industrial design and product design following in 2009, and Urbanized, about the design of cities, in 2011. The films have been broadcast on PBS, BBC, HBO and television outlets in 20 countries, and have been screened in over 300 cities worldwide. In 2016, Workplace, a documentary project about the future of the office, was commissioned for the Venice Biennale of Architecture.
Gary’s films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the South by Southwest Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival, among others. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Helvetica, and has served on the grand juries of the Sundance Film Festival, the IFP Gotham Awards, and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. His film and photographic work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art New York, Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Design Museum London, Venice Biennale, and Storefront for Art and Architecture New York,, among others. Gary was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.
He is a member of the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
D’Wayne Edwards has created shoes for today’s premiere athletes and teams, such as Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Derek Jeter, Roy Jones Jr., 2004 National Champion University of North Carolina Tarheels, and his shoes have won two, 2008 Olympic Gold Medals. He owns more than 30 patents, and the Nike Ipeas Equestrian Boot he designed for the 2008 U.S. and China Olympic Teams not only won a Gold Medal, but was selected out of 40,000 entries from 40 different countries for the prestigious 2008 International Red Dot Design Award.
In 2010, D’Wayne founded PENSOLE Design Academy. PENSOLE’s “learn by doing” curriculum teaches students the entire product design process: inspiration, concept-development, design process, problem solving, materials, prototyping, marketing, business, networking and branding.
Aaron Draplin founded The Draplin Design Co.in 2004. He rolls up his sleeves for Coal Headwear, the Union Binding Company, Snowboard Magazine, Field Notes memo books, Ride Snowboards, Forum Snowboards, Grenade Gloves, Chunklet Magazine, Cobra Dogs, Absinthe Films, NemoDesign, Gnu Snowboards, RVL7 Apparel, Burton Snowboards, K2 Snowboards, Bonfire Snowboarding Apparel, South American Snow Sessions, as well as all sorts of one-off logos, t-shirt graphics and what not.