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.
Eldy S. Lázaro Vásquez
received the Savageau Award at the Arts & Humanities 2020
Graduate Exhibition Virtual Opening Celebration. Eldy, whose work
and research are at the intersection of bio-design,
Human-Computer Interaction, and wearable technology, is the
second recipient of the Savageau Award which is granted to a
graduating MFA candidate.
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.
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.
Based on a yearlong reporting project by Capital Public Radio and
developed in collaboration with the California Museum in
Sacramento, ”Passion and Perseverance: A Year at Encina”
explores how the school reflects California’s shifting
demographics, education policies, and residential segregation.
Through photographs, videos, Instagram posts, and school
artifacts, the exhibition challenges the narrative of low-income
schools by highlighting the work of tireless teachers and staff
who create a safe and supportive campus culture.
Two graduates of UC Davis Design, Kat Fukuii and Maggie Yee,
visited DES 157-001, Intermediate Interactive, to talk about
their lives and work post college. Kat, a designer at Github in
San Francisco, inspired students with her talk about design
empowerment through code and teamwork. Maggie, a designer at Open
Table in San Francisco, summarized her experiences with
successful job hunting using projects started in DES 157.
Beth Ferguson, assistant professor of design, has won
an Austin Green Award for the creation of a solar charging
station in the city of Austin. Ferguson’s firm Sol Design Lab was the driving
force of the project.
The completed project, Electric
Drive: The Future of Renewable Energy Mobility, is located on
West 2nd Street in Austin.
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