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HOPES Conference 2023

Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Lawrence Hall, LA 177 and Hayden Gallery
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR

The HOPES Conference (Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability) was established in 1994 by UO architecture, landscape architecture and art students eager to direct their design education. Each year, HOPES provides a platform for students, professionals, leaders and activists to engage in rich discussion on sustainable solutions to contemporary issues.


BEYOND US is the title of this year’s conference, which explores the concept of transpecies design, a non-human centered approach to regenerating, restoring, reinvigorating, and replenishing the natural environment. Rather than designing for only human needs, this approach seeks to find solutions that benefit both native species and humans. And to venture beyond us is to unearth the unseen practice of our disjointed natures and reimagine solutions in which to care for and thrive together.

Events will take place in Eugene, OR on April 21st-23rd 2023 and will also be live-streamed.