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DESIGN DATEBOOK: March 27–April 2, 2019

The Design Datebook is GRAY’s weekly list of must-attend design and cultural events.. For additional events, visit our calendar.

Architect Omar Gandhi Lecture Inform Interiors, 50 Water St., Vancouver

Omar Gandhi, the award-winning architect and principal of his eponymous Halifax, Nova Scotia- and Toronto-based firm, talks architecture with design devotees about his work and practice. (March 28, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; free)

“Fashion is ART!” Fashion Show Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

This non-traditional runway show presents clothing as wearable art. Expect looks from a variety of designers that showcase an artistic expression and skill. (March 30, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; prices vary)

Pearl District Walking Tour AIA Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Ave., Portland

Stroll Portland’s Pearl District for an inside look at the neighborhood’s transformation over the last 25 years, including how it merged its historic character with modern urban planning amenities such as high-rise housing. The guided tour will highlight the area’s warehouse buildings as well as the Federal Building/Post Office, which is now home to the Pacific Northwest College of Art. (March 29, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; $15)

Design Museum Mornings: Diversity to Equity, by Design Design Museum Portland, Prosper Portland 222 NW 5th Ave., Portland

As part of the museum’s monthly event series, Nina Narelle and Katie Augsburger, cofounders of Portland-based organizational strategy firm Future Work Design, explain how systems of inequity result from historic and contemporary design. They’ll discuss ways the industry can rethink its approach to the design of organizations, that in turn supports a more equitable society. (March 29, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., prices vary)