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. Both stories feature Studio Gorm, the design firm of Associate Professor John Arndt and Assistant Professor Wonhee Arndt.
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission gave the final approval for a new graduate program in sports product design at their spring meeting May 12. The Portland-based master’s program in Sports Product Design will begin fall term 2016. Prospective students have until June 1 to apply.
An exhibition of art and design work by graduating students in the University of Oregon in Portland will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 2, during the annual Open House at the White Stag Block. All are welcome to attend.
Scott Coltrane, provost and senior vice president, announced today that the next dean of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts is Christoph Lindner. He will be moving to Eugene from the Netherlands, where he is professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam.
Product Design Program Professor Susan L. Sokolowski will be the keynote speaker April 29 at the “2016 Symposium: Fashion And the Body.” Sokolowski, who is helping establish the new UO Portland sports product design masters program set to launch September 2017, will give a talk titled “Fashioning the Athletic Body.” This diversity of the athletic body “makes it an endless subject matter to study and provides an indefinite amount of opportunities for designers to fashion it,” Sokolowski says. Her keynote speech will detail specific examples of the diverse athletic body and how designers fashion it, including product fit, athletic performance, and aesthetic.