Discover how designers protect athletes through experiment and play. Start with sneaker making: learn how sneakers are made and design your own paper shoe prototype. Finish with polymer waffles: learn the story of Bill Bowerman (UO track coach and Nike co founder) and make your own waffle sole. Take home your scientifically verifiable shoe upper and sole.
Draw athletic shoes like a pro footwear designer. Choose your sport: basketball, skateboarding, soccer, running, and learn the tools, views and tricks to design your world-changing kicks. Take home an amazing set of drawings and the tools used to make them.
Personal biomechanical testing and analysis is now possible for everyone. Measure your own foot pressure, and compare everyday walking to what you do in performance running. Take home your own personal analysis to use for your walking, training and shoe-selecting
Serena William’s jumpsuit at the 2019 Australian Open embodied the mashup of sport technicality with high pop culture fashion. Design your own sport/fashion mashup learn the proportions, tools and layouts to show your fashion ferocity. Take home the tools to develop your designs for the next superstar performance.
How does sports equipment change the sport? Our top javelin throwers are throwing perilously close to the edge of the field. Redesign the javelin for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! What change can you make that would be exciting for athletes and spectators and the history of the sport?
Work on your throwing and your designing with 2X Javelin World Record Holder, Olympian and TurboJav creator Tom Petranoff.
You know the athletes, you know the teams, but do you know the products that they rely on to bring home the gold? Come test your knowledge of sports products and how they've influenced sports, society and culture. Categories include: Sneakerhead,
Olympics, Regulation-breakers, and pre-Pre History. High school competitors through Masters professionals will battle in our design arena. Take home the Sports Product Trivia Cup!
Sports jerseys are t-shirts that have gone through training with extra-amazing textiles and extra-awesome graphics. Choose your sport: basketball, soccer, running, lacrosse, and visually and materially design a t-shirt with an extra-special function. Take home your tee to test out.
Davis Family Lecture
Pope.L: "Until Now"
Pope.L will present a compact survey of several strands in his art practice to-date. Pope.L (b. 1955, Newark) is a visual artist and educator whose multidisciplinary practice uses binaries, contraries and preconceived notions embedded within contemporary culture to create art works in various formats, for example, writing, painting, performance, installation, video and sculpture. Building upon his long history of enacting arduous, provocative, absurdist performances and interventions in public spaces, Pope.L applies some of the same social, formal and performative strategies to his interests in language, system, gender, race and community. The goals for his work are several: joy, money and uncertainty— not necessarily in that order.
Pope.L is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, University of Chicago, Chicago
This lecture is made possible by the Davis Family Endowed Fund in Art.
Join us for the 2019 College of Design Commencement Ceremony and the presentation of the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal.
College of Design Commencement details are available on the College of Design website.
There will be a reception prior to the College of Design ceremony from 1:00–3:00 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Courtyard. We encourage students to bring their families and friends to engage and mingle with faculty and fellow students.