Dana Plautz is a documentary film maker, producer, and new media lecturer. Her projects include the award-winning documentary Artist Response to 9.11 and The Martha Washington and the Women Who Built Her. She produced and researched several of the interactive media installations for the 2006 Portland Armory which underscored the value of architectural preservation to our community. Her writing on the field of art and entertainment have been published in the Leonardo Journal and the ACM Computer in Entertainment Magazine. She also co-authored The New Utilitarian: Examining Our Place on the Motherboard of Ceramics, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Invitational Exhibition. She is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College.
Portland Women's Union
The Portland Women’s Union was the first all-women volunteer organization in the state of Oregon. Its primary mission was to provide a safe and respectable residence for women coming to Portland until they found a job or became married. The union was formed after a public talk in 1887 by …
The Martha Washington (building)
In 1911, the Portland Women’s Union, a group of volunteers who created one of the first organizations in Oregon to provide safe housing for young women, acquired the quarter block at the corner of Southwest Tenth Avenue and Montgomery Street for the Martha Washington Hotel for Self-Supporting Women. The four-story, …