Summer Internships at the Manetti Shrem Museum
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The second season of the Manetti Shrem Museum’s summer internship program is now accepting applications. The museum will be selecting 4-6 interns to participate in this 8 week (30 hours/week) program


Professor Gozde Goncu-Berk Named Chancellor’s Fellow

Gozde Goncu-Berk, associate professor, is among UC Davis’ newest class of Chancellor’s Fellows, a title given to early career academics doing exemplary work. 


Film About The Roots of Country Music Debuts in Davis

A blue sky with short mountains, a freight train in the distance and an illustrated 'longhorn' skull with a red star on it.

Filmmakers and professors Glenda Drew (of Design) and Jesse Drew (of Cinema and Digital Media) have completed a project decades in the making — a documentary about the roots of American Country Music titled Open Country. It tells a longer arc of country music that is not rooted in ‘God and Country’ but in working class people telling their stories, seeking freedom from government interference and a good, dignified life.


PROFESSOR BETH FERGUSON GIVES talks on Climate Adaptation Solutions

Associate Professor Beth Ferguson will give two upcoming talks centering on her recent work on climate adaptation and sustainable mobility at the UC Santa Cruz and a WTS Advancing Women Advancing Transportation event in Sacramento.

Upcoming Events


STILL: Racism in America, A Retrospective in Cartoons
Jan. 23 – April 21, 2024

The UC Davis Design Museum explores racism through cartoons in the installation “STILL: Racism in America, A Retrospective in Cartoons.” Showcasing the work of pioneering father/daughter cartoonists the late Brumsic Brandon, Jr. and Barbara Brandon-Croft, the exhibition runs Jan. 23 through April 21, 2024. 


“Revival,” FADS Fashion Show, Picnic Day 2024

Tickets: 11 a.m.

Tickets: 1 p.m.

The UC Davis Fashion and Design Society (FADS) will present “Revival,” the 2024 Picnic Day Fashion Show, on April 20.


Research in Design Talk:
Krystle Moody Wood

Research in Design Lecture Series

Room 1105, Cruess Hall

Krystle Moody Wood (B.A. design ‘07) is the founder and principal consultant of Materevolve, LLC. After almost a decade of corporate materials and product development and working in non-profit education, Krystle found she could best pursue her passion for sustainability, textiles and adventure by starting her own business (Materevolve), which focuses on providing brand and material innovators with technical textile consulting and inspirational educational experiences.

Creuss Hall, Davis, CA

Dr. Elizabeth “Dori” Tunstall: “Decolonizing Design: A Cultural Justice Guidebook”

Community Room, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

Register for Alberini Family Speaker Series Event

Dr. Elizabeth “Dori” Tunstall, who received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1999, is a distinguished design anthropologist, celebrated author, visionary organizational design leader, consultant and coach. Tunstall will give a talk titled “Decolonizing Design: A Cultural Justice Guidebook” for UC Davis Department of Design’s Alberini Family Speaker Series in Design.

The event is April 26 at 4:30-6 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. The talk is free and open to the public.

Tunstall will address two aspects of decolonizing design: (1) putting indigenous first and (2) dismantling the racist bias in the European modernist project in design. She provides a framework to understand one’s positionality vis-a-vis indigenous sovereignty and how that sets conditions for design that provides liberatory joy to bodies and communities. By showing the racism inherent in the focus on modernist design as the standard, she demonstrates in both theory and practice how institutions and individuals can open space for decolonial and diverse perspectives on making. 

Tunstall is the author of Decolonizing Design: A Cultural Justice Guidebook. Her progressive approaches challenge conventional design paradigms that exclude and harm indigenous cultures and champion diversity, equity and inclusivity practices in communities and organizations.

With a global career that includes being an associate professor of Design Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Swinburne University in Australia, Tunstall made history as the first Black scholar and Black female dean of a design faculty with her position at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. 

Supported through an endowment provided by the Carlos and Andrea Alberini Family Foundation, the speaker series brings renowned innovators and thinkers in design to campus to inspire students and encourage community engagement and learning. The talk is organized by the UC Davis Department of Design and co-sponsored by the Manetti Shrem Museum.

The Department of Design is part of the College of Letters and Science at UC Davis.

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis, CA

Tradition Meets Modernization: The Wisdom of Livelihood and Design in Jiangnan Style
April 30-May 3, 2024

The UC Davis Design Museum examines the vibrant fusion of traditional innovative designs in the Jiangnan style in a special installation. “Tradition Meets Modernization: The Wisdom of Livelihood and Design in Jiangnan Style” will be on exhibition April 30 through May 3 only.

The Jiangnan style was developed in Southern Yangtze Delta area over many centuries. As the important birthplace of Chinese civilization, the Jiangnan style carries the values of profound traditional culture as well as reflecting innovation in modern-day designs.

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