Design-by-Design is the annual juried student competition highlighting the breadth, talent, and diversity of the Department of Design, as shown through the outstanding course work produced over the past year.
February is National Heart Health Month. The Red Dress is the national symbol for raising awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of women in the nation. Since 2010, every February, Design students showcase their own red dress designs as a metaphor to tell stories about what they have learned about heart disease, encourage a younger generation to become aware of the importance of heart health and to practice prevention by leading a healthy lifestyle.
The Red Dress® is the national symbol for raising awareness of heart disease as the leading killer of women. Cardiovascular disease kills a woman every minute, more than all cancers combined, yet is largely preventable through the adoption of healthy lifestyles.
In 2010, the Department of Design entered into a unique partnership with the UC Davis Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine Program to campaign for women’s heart health awareness. This exhibition showcases 18 red dresses from the UC Davis Red Dress Collection created by design students.
If A Tree Fell showcases wood objects created using sustainable practices. The show presents work by Northern California artists: Gyöngy Laky, Sam Perry, Matthew Scheatzle and design groups: Wowhaus, MRCW Design-Build and Martha Davis, along with significant pieces from the Beany and Dick Wezelman Collection. The exhibition will include work created and inspired by African, Asian and European traditional craft fused with contemporary styling.