School of Art + Design faculty are active, practicing artists and designers, engaging 21st-century questions through innovative practices re-imagining old and new technologies. We grapple with rapidly changing social conditions and contribute to new ideas in our respective fields, generating work with a national and international presence. Much of that work takes place at 510 Oak, our new studio research building in downtown Eugene and our hub for faculty studio production and discourse.
Larger collective research initiatives are facilitating and catalyzing innovative inquiry. Set to launch in spring 2019, the Department of Art’s Center for Art Research will be dedicated to art practice as a mode of inquiry and will contribute to the most pressing debates within and beyond art, through public discourse, exhibitions, symposia, publications, performances, collaborations and experimental projects. Through the Green Product Design Network, faculty are engaged in interdisciplinary work on the potentials of new and more sustainable materials.
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