Working with renowned design faculty, M.F.A. students explore the broader topic of “Design” through a specific design discipline, drawing on collaborations with the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. It showcases M.F.A. candidates’ final research and creative projects.
This installation tells the story of how a small number of committed people can make a change for the better. I became alarmed at the environmental destruction caused by plastic shopping bags and decided to do something about it. In early 2008 I conceived the global collaboration, Bags Across the Globe (BAG).
Showcasing wearable textiles and ornaments, this exhibition displays the life, culture, and continuing loss of adornment skills of the minority people who live in Southwest China. The exhibition curator, Bea Roberts, shares her visually superb collection, acquired during her early visits to the region, when the villages were primarily intact in their cultural identity and before the traditions vanish in today’s globalization race.