DiPi, the Center for Design in the Public Interest at UC Davis, was honored at the first annual San Francisco Design Week Awards for a project on chronic pain. DiPi, part of the Department of Design in the College of Letters and Science, was overall winner in the Wild Card category for “unexpected and experimental products that can’t be put into a category.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Submissions are now open for new works by student filmmakers for Film Fest @ UC Davis 2019. Celebrating its 19th year, the committee is seeking short films no longer than eight minutes in length (including credits) by April 12. Entries are open to all UC Davis students and recent graduates.
The festival will be held May 8 and 9 at the Varsity Theatre in downtown Davis. Doors open at 9 p.m. and screenings begin at 9:30 p.m.
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.
Presented by the College of Letters and Science’s Department of Design, Sabin’s presentation, “Matter Design Computation” will be on April 17 and take place in the Ann E. Pitzer Center. The free talk will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception.