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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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MAIORANA SELECTED AS MUIR FELLOW

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.

Upcoming Events

Exhibition

Weaving & Woodwork: A Scandinavian Design Partnership

“Weaving and Woodwork: A Scandinavian Design Partnership” celebrates the long and distinguished careers of UC Davis design professor emeritus Helge Olsen and his wife Birgitta Olsen. The exhibition combines Helge’s wood furniture design with Birgitta’s woven wall tapestries, which reflect their Scandinavian upbringing, training and design aesthetic.

Event

James Housefield on Paul Rand, Design and the Play Instinct
January 30, 2019

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.” 

Event

1-Day Pop-Up Exhibition “Wonder Wander”
Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Students from the Department of Design have created “Wonder Wander,” a one-day exhibition, in support of the 2018-19 Campus Community Book Project, featuring “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams. 

The exhibition features work by Alexa Ann Bonomo, Austin Cao, Tracy Corado, Tara Halsted, Eldy Lazaro, Harold Linde, Elizabeth Marley, Jean Menezes, Jonathan Parris, and Aurie Stetzel from DES 225 Studio Practice in Design with Professor Glenda Drew.

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