Alberini Family Speakers Series: Julia Koerner
April 22, 2021
Julia Koerner, an acclaimed designer whose work intersects with architecture, product and fashion design, 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, the free lecture, “Models & Models,” will be held April 22, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. in an online format.
Koerner’s presentation focuses on recent innovations in 3D printing, which have revolutionized the cross-disciplinary design work of architects and fashion designers. Such novel collaborations within the fashion industry are disrupting traditional craftsmanship and empowering innovation by utilizing emergent technologies. These new methods re-form fashion production and potentially reduce shipping, carbon footprint and textile waste, and open opportunities for implementing sustainable processes in production, alongside innovative new aesthetics.
Koerner, an award-winning Austrian designer, is founder of JK Design GmbH and a faculty member at UCLA. Her recent collaborations include 3D-printed haute couture and the Academy Award-winning costumes for the film Black Panther. For more information, visit juliakoerner.com.
The speaker series, supported through an endowment by the Carlos and Andrea Alberini Family Foundation, brings renowned innovators and thinkers in design to campus and in virtual formats to inspire students and encourage community engagement and learning.