Events

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Events

There is always something happening in the College of Design. Join us for art exhibits, guest lectures, conferences, and research symposia. Most of these are free and open to the public. You can join our email list to receive our Upcoming Events weekly announcement and stay in the know about the latest happenings.

Oct 22
Middle of Nowhere—Krause Gallery Exhibit10:00 a.m.

"Nowhere can be found in anything - it can be found in a crowd, a composition, or a state of mind. Such uncertainty defines the space between the intimacy of personal...
October 22–26
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101

"Nowhere can be found in anything - it can be found in a crowd, a composition, or a state of mind. Such uncertainty defines the space between the intimacy of personal experience and that of the global collective. Given an ever-connected world, how can we navigate the middle of nowhere?"

Featuring work from the following artists:

Luke Janzen
Zachariah Petett
Ryan Maruyama
Kathryn Liu
Allison Schukis
Madeleine Maszk

+ Kitchen Sync Magazine Release Party

Oct 22
Oregon Consulting Group Information Session 6:00 p.m.

Come learn more about the Oregon Consulting Group! The OCG works with companies and nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest to solve business issues ranging from strategy and...
October 22 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Lillis Business Complex, Room 212

Come learn more about the Oregon Consulting Group! The OCG works with companies and nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest to solve business issues ranging from strategy and financial analysis to market entry and more. The OCG is currently recruiting for consultants and is holding an info session where you can learn more about the group and meet members of our team.

Oct 25
Middle of Nowhere—Krause Gallery Exhibit Closing Reception + Kitchen Sync Magazine Release Party5:00 p.m.

"Nowhere can be found in anything - it can be found in a crowd, a composition, or a state of mind. Such uncertainty defines the space between the intimacy of personal...
October 25 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101


"Nowhere can be found in anything - it can be found in a crowd, a composition, or a state of mind. Such uncertainty defines the space between the intimacy of personal experience and that of the global collective. Given an ever-connected world, how can we navigate the middle of nowhere?"

Featuring work from the following artists:

Luke Janzen
Zachariah Petett
Ryan Maruyama
Kathryn Liu
Allison Schukis
Madeleine Maszk

+ Kitchen Sync Magazine Release Party

Oct 25
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Shannon R. Stratton6:00 p.m.

Shannon R. Stratton: “Meditations on Unmaking” Shannon R. Stratton will present a lecture on work as a curator, founder of a visual arts not-for-profit and...
October 25 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 177

Shannon R. Stratton: “Meditations on Unmaking”

Shannon R. Stratton will present a lecture on work as a curator, founder of a visual arts not-for-profit and co-creator of multiple visual arts platforms. With a studio art background in fiber, Stratton will talk about how her craft training has informed her work as a curator/producer/administrator and how sometimes platforms need to be un-made in order to discover a new use-value. 

Shannon R. Stratton is the William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. She has worked in the visual arts as an artist, writer, curator, professor, publisher and arts administrator with an emphasis on artist-run initiatives and concepts in contemporary craft. After completing her MFA in 2003 she co-founded the artist-run organization, Threewalls (Chicago), where she was artistic and then executive director for 12 years. At Threewalls, she organized exhibitions with over 100 artists; created The Propeller Fund award in collaboration with Gallery 400 for artist’s self-organizing; conceived and published 4 volumes of PHONEBOOK, a national guide to grass-roots and artist-run organizations across the US; and co-organized the first Hand-in-Glove conference which would lead to the founding of Common Field, a national organization in support of artist-focused organizations. In 2015 she left Threewalls to assume the role of Chief Curator at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York and pursue her interest in the future of craft. At MAD she has reimagined the artistic vision of the institution, programming the exhibition calendar, including curating eight exhibitions, from fall 2015 until present. She continues to organize exhibitions independently, with a particular research interest in expanded concepts of the self-taught and grass-roots cultural production.

Lectures are free and open to all.

Oct 26
PUARL 10 Year Anniversary Conference9:00 a.m.

Migration, refugees, and patterns  |  The future of pattern language   This year we are celebrating the PUARL 10 Year Anniversary Conference in a week-long...
October 26–28
White Stag Block, Event Room 144

Migration, refugees, and patterns  |  The future of pattern language
 

This year we are celebrating the PUARL 10 Year Anniversary Conference in a week-long event including different organizations and critical topics all related to the study and promotion of pattern language projects, design, and research. A number of world leaders in this field will come to Portland to share their latest work.
 

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The Program consists of three different parts:


First, the Pattern Language of Projects Association (PLoP), will start the week with their own celebration program, October 24–25.
 
Another two days are conducted by the Portland Urban Architecture Research Lab (PUARL), focusing on the currently rather critical topic of ‘Migration, Refugees, and Patterns,’ October 27–28.
 
In a one-day overlap event on October 26, the two groups PUARL and (PLoP) (joined by PURPLSOC) will come together to explore the Future of Pattern Languages with project, design, and research proposals.



Dr. David Seamon will give the first-ever Christopher Alexander Lecture with the title, "Ways of Understanding Wholeness: Christopher Alexander’s work as synergistic relationality." (This event is open to the public.)


We also celebrate 45 Years of Pattern Language application and research at the University of Oregon with a lecture by Chris Ramey on his own experience of 28 years as UO planning director.


Dr. Wayne Cornelius will give the PUARL Lecture, "Constructing Deterrence in the Sage of Trump." Drs. Amelie Constant and Wolfgang Stark will portray the currently changing European refugee perspective.


Dr. Hajo Neis, the director of PUARL and organizer of the conference, expects this international meeting to have a considerable impact on two major points:


The Future of Pattern Language needs to be expanded with regard to a larger perspective where different disciplines can work together in a unified and synergetic fashion.
 
The Migration and refugee problem as one of a number of hugely growing world-wide problems should be addressed in a more decisively coordinated pattern language effort with actual support by the University of Oregon.


 

Oct 26
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate Programs Virtual Info Session9:15 a.m.

Virtual information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture,...
October 26 9:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Virtual information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Architecture).

Please register here: Information Session Registration

Once individuals have registered, a link to the virtual session will be sent out as a confirmation a couple of days before the event.

For futher information, please contact, Jessica Wu at jwu21@uoregon.edu.

Oct 29
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate Programs In-person Info Session11:30 a.m.

Information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture, Landscape...
October 29 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 210

Information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Architecture).

Please register here: Information Session Registration

Once individuals have registered, a confirmation email will be sent a couple of days before the event.

For futher information, please contact, Jessica Wu at jwu21@uoregon.edu.

Nov 1
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Ebitenyefa Baralaye6:00 p.m.

Ebitenyefa Baralaye: “Fragments: Deconstructed Narratives, Forms, and Contexts” Narratives, objects and spaces are processed and understood through their...
November 1 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Ebitenyefa Baralaye: “Fragments: Deconstructed Narratives, Forms, and Contexts”

Narratives, objects and spaces are processed and understood through their parts. Whether deconstructing a life, a city, a tool, or a sentence, the fragmented nature of things both proceed and conclude cycles of identity and meaning. Ebitenyefa Baralaye will discuss his work and shifting narratives around the things we build, use, and break. Baralaye’s work explores overlaps in personal, spiritual, and cultural semiotics and considers how material, form, and context together mediate our sense of social and psychological presence.

Ebitenyefa Baralaye is a ceramist, sculptor, and designer. His work explores cultural, spiritual, and material translations in form/objects, text, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted around the aesthetics of craft and design. Baralaye received a BFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in Ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Baralaye was an Emerging Artists Program recipient at the Museum of the African Diaspora in 2017 and recently an AICAD Teaching Fellow at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Lectures are free and open to all.

Nov 6
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Alexandria Eregbu6:00 p.m.

Alexandria Eregbu: “Finding Ijeoma: Entering the Marvelous Journey” For this lecture, Alexandria Eregbu walks us through her creative process as a...
November 6 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Alexandria Eregbu: “Finding Ijeoma: Entering the Marvelous Journey”

For this lecture, Alexandria Eregbu walks us through her creative process as a multidisciplinary artist. She begins with her middle name, ‘Ijeoma’ an Igbo name that is traditionally given from Nigerian fathers to their daughters, meaning ‘safe or good journey.’ Here, Eregbu draws connections between personal, familial, and diasporic histories that have emerged within her artistic practice. In doing so, Eregbu further examines the role that origin stories and community storytelling have played in her commitment to narrative/world building—forums which the artist believes, lead to the preservation and empowerment of the individual and collective spirit. Topics addressed in this lecture include: 1.) Materiality + Textile Studies 2.) Visual Communication + Design in Nature 3.) West African Performance, Art, + Philosophy 4.) Surrealist Discourse + The Marvelous 

Alexandria Eregbu is a visual artist and independent curator. At her core, Alexandria is most passionate about re-imagining 21st century possibilities for creative practice through service and support structures that promote sustainability and accessibility for artists and communities engaging the arts. As an artist, her practice has illuminated pathways globally, nationally, and throughout the Midwest. She has held fellowships with ACRE (Steuben, WI); HATCH Projects, Stony Island Arts Bank, (Chicago, IL); The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (Iowa City, IA), Independent Curators International (New Orleans, New York City, Martinique); and The Camargo Foundation/3Arts Residency (France). Among her curatorial projects includes du monde noir, an artistically run collective which seeks to identify contemporary evidences of Surrealist activity produced by visual artists and writers of the African diaspora in the U.S. and abroad. Forthcoming projects includeOh, Heavenly Father, Mother Ocean, and Cosmic Seed…! her solo show at Ditch Projects in Eugene, OR. 

*Note this lecture is on a Tuesday. 

This lecture is made possible in part by the Fibers Foundation. Lectures are free and open to all.

Nov 8
Connective Conversations- Julia Bryan-Wilson 6:00 p.m.

Julia Bryan-Wilson- "Bruce Nauman: Queer Homophobia" Julia Bryan-Wilson is the Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the...
November 8 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Julia Bryan-Wilson- "Bruce Nauman: Queer Homophobia"

Julia Bryan-Wilson is the Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley; she is also the Director of the UC Berkeley Arts Research Center.  She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (2009); Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (2016); and Fray: Art and Textile Politics (2017), which was awarded the 2018 Robert Motherwell Book Prize.  Bryan-Wilson’s influential writings on feminist and queer theory, craft histories, and contemporary art in the Americas have been widely published in venues that include Afterall, Artforum, Art Bulletin, Bookforum, differences, Grey Room, October, Oxford Art Journal, and Parkett, and she is the cocurator of the traveling exhibition Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen. 

This lecture is made possible by the Connective Conversations, Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures, a partnership between The Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon School of Art and Design. Lectures are free and open to all.

Nov 12
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate Programs In-person Info Session11:30 a.m.

Information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture, Landscape...
November 12 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 210

Information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Architecture).

Please register here: Information Session Registration

Once individuals have registered, a confirmation email will be sent out a couple of days before the event.

For futher information, please contact, Jessica Wu at jwu21@uoregon.edu.

Nov 14
Faculty Colloquium Series | History of Art and Architecture 5:00 p.m.

The Department of the History of Art and Architecture invites you to join us for our 2018-2019 faculty research colloquium series. Assistant Professor Derek Burdette...
November 14 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 241

The Department of the History of Art and Architecture invites you to join us for our 2018-2019 faculty research colloquium series.

Assistant Professor Derek Burdette presents:

“Miraculous Materiality: The Señor de Ixmiquilpan and the Meaning of Cornstalk Crucifixes in Colonial Mexico”

In recent years, both the growing interest in cross-cultural exchange and the material turn in the humanities have led scholars to turn their attention to the objects that mediated European colonization during the early modern period.  Ivory salt-cellars from West Africa, export porcelain from China, and intricate featherwork from New Spain have all been employed as touchstones for understanding imperial politics during the so-called “age of exploration.” These same interests have recently raised the profile of another corpus of imagery from the period: the cristos de caña de maíz, or cornstalk images of Christ, produced in sixteenth-century Mexico.  In this talk I will focus on a single cornstalk statue, a miraculous crucifix known as the Señor de Ixmiquilpan, to explore the significance of its American materiality.  I will contrast modern readings of the sculpture, which frames it as proof of indigenous cultural agency, with colonial sources that describe the artwork as a Spanish import made from European, rather than American, stuff. The statue’s material, I argue, meant very different things to different people.  

Wednesday, November 14

5:00-6:00 p.m. | 241 Lawrence Hall 

Nov 16
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate Programs Virtual Info Session9:15 a.m.

Virtual information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture,...
November 16 9:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Virtual information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Architecture).

Please register here: Information Session Registration

Once individuals have registered, a link to the virtual session will be sent out as a confirmation a couple of days before the event.

For futher information, please contact, Jessica Wu at jwu21@uoregon.edu.

Nov 19
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources2:00 p.m.

The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this faculty and staff suicide prevention training. You will learn how to recognize suicide warning...
November 19 2:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
McKenzie Hall, 473

The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this faculty and staff suicide prevention training. You will learn how to recognize suicide warning signs and how to intervene effectively in order to steer at-risk students toward professional help. 

Please register here.

Dec 14
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate Programs Virtual Info Session9:15 a.m.

Virtual information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture,...
December 14 9:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Virtual information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Architecture).

Please register here: Information Session Registration

Once individuals have registered, a link to the virtual session will be sent out as a confirmation a couple of days before the event.

For futher information, please contact, Jessica Wu at jwu21@uoregon.edu.

Dec 17
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate Programs In-person Info Session11:30 a.m.

Information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture, Landscape...
December 17 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 210

Information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Architecture).

Please register here: Information Session Registration

Once individuals have registered, a confirmation email will be sent out a couple of days before the event.

For futher information, please contact, Jessica Wu at jwu21@uoregon.edu.

Feb 13
Internship and Career Fair noon

Whether you’re looking for a start to your career or you want a summer work experience, the Internship and Career Fair is the place to be. Employers want potential...
February 13–14
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom

Whether you’re looking for a start to your career or you want a summer work experience, the Internship and Career Fair is the place to be. Employers want potential candidates to have work experience and the Internship and Career Fair will be packed with short and long term work possibilities. Bring your resume and join us from noon to 4:00pm in the Ballroom on February 14th.

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