DiPi, the Center for Design in the Public Interest at UC Davis, was honored at the first annual San Francisco Design Week Awards for a project on chronic pain. DiPi, part of the Department of Design in the College of Letters and Science, was overall winner in the Wild Card category for “unexpected and experimental products that can’t be put into a category.”
Susan Taber Avila, professor of Design, recently participated in the World of Wearable Art competition, held in Wellington, New Zealand. Her “In Bloom” creation was a finalist in the awards competition and was included in all of the 2018 30th anniversary performances for this annual event.
Kausalya Raman, a second-year Design and Economics double major at UC Davis, has received a scholarship from the Donald A. Strauss Foundation for her project, English Kadhavu, which helps students in India to become more proficient in English and better prepare them for university.
Katia Vega, assistant professor of design, was part of the team whose project, The Dermal Abyss: When Tattoos meet Biotechnology, won an Interactive Innovation Award. The collaborative project included team members from MIT Media Lab and Harvard Medical School.
The John Muir Institute of the Environment at University of California, Davis, is pleased to announce the selection of six UC Davis experts for its inaugural class of fellows among them Thomas Maiorana, assistant professor in the Department of Design.
Celebrating the long and distinguished careers of UC Davis Design Professor Emeritus Helge Olsen and his wife Birgitta Olsen, “Weaving & Woodwork” combines Helge’s wood furniture design with Birgitta’s woven wall tapestries. Complementing one another, their work reflects their Scandinavian upbringing, training and design aesthetic. When seen together it possess a compelling harmony of form and function.
James Housefield will speak as part of the Campus Community Book Project on “Design and the Play Instinct: Paul Rand and Joy in Modern Art.”
The talk will take place on January 30 in Cruess Hall, room 220. The event is free and open to the public.
The 2018-2019 book project features a year-long program around “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams. For a complete listing of events, visit ccbp.ucdavis.edu.