One of UC Davis’s highest priorities is the safety of its students and all members of its community. UC Davis prohibits all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. Such conduct violates University policy and may violate California law.
The UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s Department of Design presents the first inaugural lecture in the Alberini Family Speaker Series in Design. Damon Rich, designer, visual artist, and former chief urban designer for the City of Newark, New Jersey, and Rosten Woo, artist, designer, and writer, are the featured speakers. The event will take place in the Ann E. Pitzer Center on Wednesday, May 30.
Presentation 4:30 p.m., reception to follow at 6 p.m. in the Grant and Grace Noda Lobby.
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.
Prepping for finals and need break? Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a non-traditional fashion? Join the urban sketchers for the March Let’s Draw Davis sketchcrawl. Free and open to everyone of all ages/skill levels, it’s just an afternoon of sketching on location around downtown with other people who like to draw.
DATE: Saturday, March 17
START: Noon, Corner of 3rd St. & A St. (next to the “Death Star”)
FINISH: 3:30pm, Corner of 3rd St. & F St. (by Old City Hall)
Each February The Red Dress Collection uses fashion to raising awareness of heart disease as the leading killer of women. Students from the UC Davis Department of Design are at the forefront of this awareness campaign.
There will be an exhibition featuring the work of the Design Students from the course Design 171 Fashion illustration at the Davis Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7 pm to 8:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The Mary L. Stephens Library is located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis.
Katia Vega, assistant professor of design, is part of the team whose project, The Dermal Abyss: When Tattoos meet Biotechnology, is among the finalists for an Interactive Innovation Award. Nominated in the Scifi No Longer category, Vega collaborated with team members from MIT Media Lab and Harvard Medical School.
The winner will be announced at the SXSW Conference in Austin, TX, on March 13.
A UC Davis design student team was selected as one of six national finalists in the SOFA Chicago CONNECT Competition in November 2017. UC Davis was the only California school among the prestigious design program finalists.
The UC Davis design team consisted of Victoria Chau, Sierra Kennedy, Jessica Jade Lam and Sandra Bae.
Susan Taber Avila, professor of design, has made invaluable contributions to a new book series on fiber art. “Artistry in Fiber” by Anna Lee and E. Ashley Rooney is a three-book series which includes a volume titled “Wearable Art” featuring a foreward by Avila. In addition, examples of Avila’s work appear in all three books.
Brett Snyder, associate professor of design, and Beth Ferguson, assistant professor of design, are part of a group selected for a year-long project bringing together local residents, public officials and experts to develop projects to strengthen resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes.
In their new book Metagaming, Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux argue that “the greatest trick the videogame industry ever pulled was convincing the world that videogames were games rather than a medium for making metagames.” Elegantly defined as “games about games,” metagames implicate a diverse range of practices that stray outside the boundaries and bend the rules: from technical glitches and forbidden strategies to Renaissance painting, algorithmic trading, professional sports, and the War on Terror.
Robin Hill and Glenda Drew will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Art + California: Proximity, Place, and the Public Research University” at the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference November 1-4, 2017 at Northeastern University in Boston.
While at UC Davis, Christina Johnson learned the university’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. As a proud Aggie, Johnson has developed a business Upcycle It Now, which has encompasses that theory.
While majoring in Design it was at UC Davis that Christina took her first class in sustainability with Ann Savageau. From then on she knew sustainable design was her calling, so she is proud to circle back and be able to upcycle a piece of her campus she holds in such high regard.
http://www.makingandunmaking.netSimon Sadler will be presenting as a keynote speaker at the Design History Society Annual Conference at the University of Oslo in Norway, on the theme “Making and Un-making the Environment”
Dates: Sept 07, 2017 – Sept 09, 2017
Location: University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
We want to hear the latest news from all Design faculty, students, alumni and staff. Tell us about your upcoming events or shows, or let us know about your recent job promotion, award received, publication, or other news of interest to the Design Department and community.
Please fill out the form, including the event date as appropriate. We will only share your contact information if you check the “yes, share …” box.