There is always something happening in the School of Art + Design. Join us for guest lectures, conferences, and exhibitions. Most of these are free and open to the public. You can join our email list to receive the weekly Upcoming Events email and stay in the know about the latest happenings.
Join us for the annual All Sizes Fit Art Gala. View art submitted by UO students and the community and enjoy some snacks. The gala is intended to display art that shows the diversity of size, shape, skin color, hair texture, ability, and gender.
All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and acceptance and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body."
4' x 4' x ∞ features work by Marissa Benedict's New Landscapes class.
Theo Triantafyllidis: “Escapism: The Boundaries of Virtual Space”
In this lecture, artist Theo Triantafyllidis will present recent work together with a sneak peek in current projects and behind the scenes material. The focus of the presentation will be on the use of the game engine as an artistic tool and the construction of alternative realities, performative systems and open narratives.
Theo Triantafyllidis (b. 1988, Athens, GR) is an artist who builds virtual spaces and the interfaces for the human body to inhabit them. He creates expansive worlds and complex systems where the virtual and the physical merge in uncanny, absurd and poetic ways. These are often manifested as performances, virtual and augmented reality experiences, games and interactive installations. He uses awkward interactions and precarious physics, to invite the audience to embody, engage with and challenge these other realities. Through the lens of monster theory, he investigates themes of isolation, sexuality and violence in their visceral extremities. He offers computational humor and AI improvisation as a response to the tech industry’s agenda. He tries to give back to the online and gaming communities that he considers both the inspiration and context for his work by remaining an active participant and contributor. He holds an MFA from UCLA, Design Media Arts and a Diploma of Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens. He has shown work in museums, including the Hammer Museum in LA and NRW Forum in Dusseldorf, DE and various galleries such as Meredith Rosen Gallery, the Breeder, Sargent’s Daughters and Young Projects. He was part of Hyper Pavilion in the 2017 Venice Biennale and the 2018 Athens Biennale: ANTI-. Theo Triantafyllidis is based in Los Angeles.
The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to:
Increase skills in identifying and responding to students who may have thoughts of suicide. Increase comfort to engage with a student in a conversation about your concern and ways to seek help. Refresh knowledge of campus and community resources and how to make an appropriate referral.
If a department would like to schedule a suicide prevention workshop, please submit a request form here.
The Student Suicide Prevention Team also offers a peer-to-peer workshop for students. Request a student workshop here.
If you are thinking about suicide, call the UCC After-Hours Support and Crisis Line at 541-346-3227 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now. Or text 'OREGON' to 741-741.
Featuring musician and spoken word artist m5 vibe and NU-Intel, a conscious hip-hop band with an unique vibe and deep subject matter. Program is held in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects.
Join the University of Oregon for an evening recognizing the work and influence of contemporary American artist Carrie Mae Weems. The event will include a public lecture and the conferral of an honorary degree to Weems by President Michael H. Schill and the UO Board of Trustees. A reception will be held at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art following the event with open viewing of her exhibition, The Usual Suspects.