Urban Discourse

An unorthodox project encourages the residents of Portland to participate in the shaping of their city

The Vision Vessel certainly attracts attention. It resembles an outdoor shower stall due to its 23-foot-long vinyl screen that coils around it and lends an air of mystery to whatever lurks within. Inside the curtain stands a triangular eight-foot fiberglass column skinned with gleaming white oak and maple. A keyboard protrudes beneath a video screen flush with the polished surface and an inviting "START" icon flashes on the screen.

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