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James Housefield to Speak at de Young Museum on Gauguin

James Housefield, associate professor of Design, will speak at San Francisco’s de Young Museum in conjunction with their forthcoming exhibition “Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey.” He appears on Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. Housefield’s lecture,“Arts of Immediacy and Experience: Sharing Paul Gauguin’s Journeys,” takes place in the museum’s Koret Auditorium.

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Susan Taber Avila’s Fashion in World of Wearable Art Competition

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.

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Design Student Receives Strauss Foundation Scholarship

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. 

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Vega Among Winners for Interactive Innovation Award

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. 

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Exhibition

Tekunikku: The Art of Japanese Textile Making, Oct. 1-Dec. 9

“Tekunikku: The Art of Japanese Textile Making” is  an exploration of Japan’s iconic textile design methods featuring fabrics and garments from alumna Catherine Cerny’s extensive collection. The exhibition opens the UC Davis’ Design Museum’s 2018-2019 season running  through Dec. 9.  

A highlight of the exhibition is its installation which evokes the aesthetic of a traditional Japanese market where many of the objects were purchased.

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