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A unique academic ecosystem, the College of Design comprises not only creative practitioners—artists, architects, and designers—but also social scientists, humanities scholars, engineers, economists, biologists, planners, and policy makers. Using diverse methods, we are engaging critical questions and tackling complex problems.


 

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Research Spotlight

A Brighter Future

The newly launched UO Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice was made possible by a historic $4.52 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Directed by School of Planning, Public Policy and Management Assistant Professor John Arroyo, leaders in the College of Design are joining forces with the College of Arts and Sciences, and community-based partners, to do the deep, meaningful, and urgent equity work that will envision and realize a just future for the Pacific Northwest.

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Ecology

We tackle urgent ecological challenges through many lenses. Revealing, understanding, caring for, and reviving vibrant ecosystems and a healthy environment for all species is a deep vein running through our work.

Speculation

We are dynamic explorers with diverse tools. Through imagination, experimentation, analysis, and creation, we grapple with thorny problems, discover new interpretations, and open uncharted territory.

Justice

We are dedicated to building a more just and inclusive future. Anti-racist actions and social equity questions are embedded in what we do—engaging civic life, shaping the built environment, and creating new imaginaries.

Wonder

We ask bold questions and make unexpected connections, aiming to engage, enrich, and inspire through the things we make and the stories we tell. Catalyzing curiosity, awe, and empathy opens new potentials.


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Events

"Heart Quilt" - Washburn Gallery
Feb27
"Heart Quilt" - Washburn Gallery Feb 27 Ceramics Building
"honey drip" - Foyer Gallery
Feb27
"honey drip" - Foyer Gallery Feb 27 Lawrence Hall
"Poetics of Relation" - LaVerne Krause Gallery
Feb27
"Poetics of Relation" - LaVerne Krause Gallery Feb 27 Lawrence Hall
"Poetics of Relation" - Reception
Feb29
"Poetics of Relation" - Reception Feb 29 Lawrence Hall
Ablaze (With Destruction and Abundance)
Mar1
Ablaze (With Destruction and Abundance) Mar 1 510 Oak
A History – Tarrah Krajnak and Ryan Pierce
Mar1
A History – Tarrah Krajnak and Ryan Pierce Mar 1 510 Oak
"Thank Your Lucky Stars" - Foyer Gallery
Mar4
"Thank Your Lucky Stars" - Foyer Gallery Mar 4 Lawrence Hall
Private outdoor space in permanent supportive housing: Implications for LIHTC housing policy
Mar7
Private outdoor space in permanent supportive housing: Implications for LIHTC housing policy Mar 7 Hendricks Hall
Julian Watts: “Exploring the Intersection of Art, Craft, and Design Through Contemporary Woodcarving”
Mar7
Julian Watts: “Exploring the Intersection of Art, Craft, and Design Through Contemporary Woodcarving” Mar 7 Lawrence Hall
Art Exhibit: UO Printmaking Student Art Show
Mar25
Art Exhibit: UO Printmaking Student Art Show Mar 25 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
B. Wurtz: "Art Works", Davis Family Lecture
Apr4
B. Wurtz: "Art Works", Davis Family Lecture Apr 4 Lawrence Hall
Sacrifice Zones – Jon Bellona and Ralph Pugay
Apr5
Sacrifice Zones – Jon Bellona and Ralph Pugay Apr 5 510 Oak
Kahlil Robert Irving: "Artist Talk"
Apr11
Kahlil Robert Irving: "Artist Talk" Apr 11 Lawrence Hall
20th Annual University of Oregon Graduate Student Symposium
Apr12
20th Annual University of Oregon Graduate Student Symposium Apr 12 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Registration Deadline for Undergraduate Symposium
Apr17
Registration Deadline for Undergraduate Symposium Apr 17
Transportation for Older People: The Federal Programs in the U. S.
Apr18
Transportation for Older People: The Federal Programs in the U. S. Apr 18 Hendricks Hall
Tallmadge Doyle: "As Above"
Apr18
Tallmadge Doyle: "As Above" Apr 18 Lawrence Hall
Art Reception - UO Printmaking Student Art Exhibit
Apr18
Art Reception - UO Printmaking Student Art Exhibit Apr 18 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Data|Media|Digital Symposium
Apr19
Data|Media|Digital Symposium Apr 19 Knight Library
Angela Hennessy, George and Matilda Fowler Lecture
May2
Angela Hennessy, George and Matilda Fowler Lecture May 2 Lawrence Hall