Our October open meeting features guest speaker Mark Lakeman, designer and principal at Communitecture, and founder of nonprofit City Repair. Lakeman will address the question, "Does design lead or reflect humanity?" and discuss ways to engage, motivate, and mobilize municipalities and place-based communities. As well, the presentation will outline an expanded and increasingly relevant role for the designer. In 2003, for work with Portland’s Dignity Village, Lakeman and City Repair received the Lewis Mumford Award from Architects/Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility. Please join us at 6 PM at the AIA Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Ave (entry on NW Flanders). Doors open at 5:45 PM. Refreshments will be served.