Professors Glenda Drew, Department of Design, and Jesse Drew,
Department of Cinema and Digital Media, have created new works
using innovative technology that are featured in
“Memories of a New Future,” an exhibition at the Barn Gallery
in Woodland. The installation also includes work by Melissa
Chandon, lecturer in Design, and Chris Daubert, MFA Art Studio
Lesley-Ann Noel, an innovator in design education research, will
be the speaker for the fourth annual Alberini Family Speaker
Series in Design at UC Davis.
Presented by the College of Letters and Science’s Department of
Design, Noel’s lecture, “Envisioning Pluriversal Design,” will be
held online Nov. 6, 2020, from 11am-1pm PST. Advance registration
is required for the free talk.
The De3ign Girls, a team consisting of Fiona Micoleau (B.A.
communications ’20), Alexandria Reyes (B.A. communications and
design ’20), and Isabella Shmelev (B.A. design ’20), took first
place in the Brand X Challenge, a
national experience design competition for undergraduate design,
architecture and marketing students. The trio was awarded $5,000
and internships for their submission, (em)POWERED by Beauty, a
Focusing on togetherness is in this time of self-isolation, the
installation features current and past members of the gallery who
share their experiences of being a member and part of a
collective. Young is paired with artist Benjamin Hunt.
Professors Glenda Drew, design, and Jesse Drew, cinema and
digital media, are members of Class Conscious Photographers, who
recently installed “A WORKING LENS (A.W.L.)” in front of the John
Natsoulas Gallery in Davis. The installation examines the lives
of “essential” workers during the pandemic.
Over 40 students and Department of Design lecturers Rose Kelly
and Christine Knobel from DES70: Introduction to Textile
Structures are participating in The 25
Million Stitches Project, a response to the global
DES 40B in its coverage of how design and architectural education
is being delivered during the COVID-19 crisis. In “Field
Notes on Pandemic Teaching: 2″, Professor Simon Sadler
discusses how he addresses the challenge of remote teaching,
applying ”shock doctrine” to his pedagogy, in his
course DES 40B.
An exhibition that turns garments inside out to show their
structure, “Shape Up: Case Studies in Fashion Making” opens
the UC Davis Design Museum’s 2019-2020 season on Sept. 23.
Showcasing clothing from Africa, Asia and Central America as well
as western garments from the UC Davis Jo Ann C. Stabb Design
Collection, this exhibition reveals the hidden structures,
patterns and shaping methods that underlie fashion creation.
Adam Flint Taylor has been awarded the first Savageau Award for a
M.F.A. design student. The award was presented May 30 at the
annual graduate student exhibition, on display at the Jan Shrem
and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art through June 16.
Jenny E. Sabin, an architectural designer whose work is at the
forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural
practice, will be the featured speaker in the third Alberini
Family Speaker Series in Design at UC Davis.
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.
A team of students representing UC Davis took the Biodesign Challenge for the
first time and came away with the Outstanding Science
Award and was runner up for the top prize at the event.
Team Sorbit from UC Davis,
which included design and economics double major Julie Xu,
created a diaper of bacterial cellulose with enhanced absorbency
and biodegradability. The event was recently held at the
Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Design and Art History double major Jennifer Place has received
national attention for winning the LEDvance Student Design, an
annual competition in which students are tasked with designing,
developing and producing a lighting fixture prototype.
This year’s “Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition at UC Davis”
showcases the work and research of graduate students across
seven disciplines — art studio, design, art history, music,
theatre, creative writing and French — at the Manetti Shrem
Design’s Jennifer Cadieux, Alice Decker, Justin Goldwater, Emily
Harris, Lauren Kelly, Christine Knobel, Rachel Max, [george
slavik], Lanwei Su, Daria Taback, Sheena Tu and Corey
Wolffs will be featured in this interdisciplinary show.
Join Jennifer for the installation event of her MFA thesis
project: LUMENroute! For one night only the Walnut Park Tunnel in
South Davis will come alive as a series of motion-activated light
fixtures surround participants with color and light. Then take a
moment to enjoy a beautiful evening in the park at the LUMENroute
seating area, glowing with light, color, music, and laughs! This
project has been created with the support of the City of Davis
Arts and Culture Affairs Fund Award and the CITRIS Connected
Communities Initiative Mini-Grant.
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