When she was younger, Madeline Gorman admits, she had an unusual predilection for certain public buildings. “This is weird, but when I was little, something about airports, doctor offices, and grocery stores was comforting to me, and I think if they are well designed, they can really make these dreadful tasks more enjoyable,” said Gorman, a fourth-year interior architecture student.
Transforming a 100-year-old museum with 21st-century technology. Designing a hospital people actually want to visit. Creating space for scientists to discover the next breakthrough. Building projects in eighteen states from one Los Angeles office. These are just a few of the accomplishments that led CO Architects to be named California Architecture Firm of the Year.
The University of Oregon Product Design Program is showing work in Milan, Italy, during the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, also known as Milan Design Week. The event is the global benchmark of the home furnishing industry.
"Look up from your screens. The only adventure is resistance." That sentiment, by writer-philosopher-anarchist John Zerzan, accompanies the most recent art installation by Department of Art Assistant Professor Christopher Michlig. Michlig asked Zerzan to collaborate with him on the installation for Portland2014, a biennial exhibition that celebrates artists who are defining and advancing contemporary art practices.
The March 25 issue of Art Jewelry Forum spotlights a recent series by Associate Professor Anya Kivarkis. In this work, Kivarkis reconstructs jewelry from the September 2007 Vogue that showcased luxury goods, an issue of the magazine ironically released at the beginning of the Great Recession. Declining to project the message of wealth and power in the opulent pieces of the magazine spread, Kivarkis instead mediates their conventional perfection and material value.