School of Art + Design News

Paralympics athletes get a boost in Rio from UO product design students’ concepts for wheelchair rugby gear

Wheelchair rugby athletes at the Rio 2016 Paralympics this month are getting an edge from gear designed in part by students in a University of Oregon product design studio.

A&AA students dominate national awards for zinc-based designs

UO Department of Product Design undergraduates won two of three possible $3,000 awards in the 2015-2016 INTERZINC Challenge, a theme-based competition which this year asked engineering and design students nationwid

Women’s Olympics uniforms topic of UO professor’s research

Associate Professor Susan Sokolowski published an article, “A Visua

2016 Summer Craft Forum underway

The 2016 Summer Craft Forum @ University of Oregon is underway through August 6 as artists and curators from around the country occupy UO studio spaces to work and think together.

UO art professors featured in ‘Portland2016 Biennial’ exhibitions opening this weekend

Exhibitions that include work by UO art faculty members open this weekend in galleries in Portland as part of Portland2016 Biennial, a major survey of work by artists who are defining and advancing contemporary art practices.

Nike’s new tennis dress a lesson in design dos, don’ts

Nike’s new women’s tennis dress, “the Premier Slam,” premiered at Wimbledon recently — but not without some skeptical reactions from players assigned to wear the outfit.

Anya Kivarkis named 2016 Hallie Ford Fellow

UO Associate Professor of Art Anya Kivarkis is one of five Oregon artists named Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts for 2016. She was among 156 applicants. The honor, presented by The Ford Family Foundation, comes with a $25,000 unrestricted award.

Product Design's Erdem Selek a winner in Belgian Biennale Interieur competition

The UO’s Erdem Selek was one of just eighteen finalists among 157 entries from twenty-nine countries in the Objects category of the 2016 Belgian Biennale Interieur competition.

Christoph Lindner shares his views on research, international study, and teaching

Christoph Lindner, professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam, will join UO as the new A&AA dean beginning August 15.

Students take sports filmmaking to next level in ‘Stoked 101’

The genre of the outdoors sports film is well tread, and many students can attest to sitting through a roommate’s footage from a Mt. Hood ski trip, scored with obnoxious music and nauseatingly filmed with a GoPro.

UO Product Design Program celebrates ribbon-cutting at 942 Olive Street, a new innovation hub in downtown Eugene

Known as as 942 Olive Street, the UO’s new downtown innovation hub will house Product Design Program maker spaces including a design studio, a computer-assisted design lab, and a polymer lab.

Digital Arts student’s handmade stickers honor Oregon

While doodling in her mini sketchbook in November 2015, University of Oregon digital arts major Ashlee Pierce wrote the word “home” with an image of Oregon substituted for the letter O.

Undergraduate Symposium presenters May 20 include seven from A&AA

The Sixth Annual Undergraduate Symposium will take place Friday, May 20, in the Global Scholars Hall on the UO campus.

A&AA students presenting their work include:

New York Design Week features work by UO product design professors

Core77 is currently featuring not one but two stories about designs that two UO Product Design Program professors are showing during New York Design Week, starting Friday, May 13, in the exhibition Furnishing Utopia.

Spring Storm 2016 to showcase work by seniors in Lawrence Hall

Work by nearly 100 graduating senior art, digital arts, and product design students will be exhibited in Spring Storm 2016 Senior Show on Friday, May 27, from 5-8 p.m. over two floors in Lawrence Hall, 1190 Franklin Boulevard, on the UO campus.

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