Design students present 'Design Days 2019' on May 13-16

  • At 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Miller Hall 152, artist and author Adam J. Kurtz will speak frankly about channeling human emotion into creative work, embracing the world with backhanded optimism and a dark sense of humor.
    At 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Miller Hall 152, artist and author Adam J. Kurtz will speak frankly about channeling human emotion into creative work, embracing the world with backhanded optimism and a dark sense of humor.

The Western Washington University Department of Design is curating "Design Days 2019," a week of design events, exhibits, speakers, and films May 13-16.

All events are open to the public; links and updated schedules are available at http://www.wwu.edu/design/wwudesigndays/.

On Monday, May 13 at 5:45 p.m., the Pickford Film Center will screen “Rams.” The documentary covers designer Dieter Rams’ indelible mark on the field of product design and the world at large with his iconic work. Rams includes in-depth conversations with the designer, and deep dives into his philosophy, his process, and his inspirations.

On Tuesday, May 14, from noon to 2 p.m. in SMATE 150, students from the 2018-19 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design cohort will present projects from their workshop with Peter Stocker of MG2 along with independent studies by Design BA students.

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, in Art Annex 254, Cold Cube has been invited to campus by the DSGN Club to lead a zine/publishing workshop and share their wisdom of independent book publishing.

On Wednesday, May 15, the DSGN Club along with the Design BFA will be hosting a print and t-shirt sale in Red Square from noon to 3 p.m. Bellingham print shop, Iron Street Printing will be setting up shop with the students and screen printing custom designed t-shirts on-demand.

At 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Miller Hall 152, artist and author Adam J. Kurtz will speak frankly about channeling human emotion into creative work, embracing the world with backhanded optimism and a dark sense of humor.

On Thursday, May 16, the Design Department will host an open house for high school students and other students interested in studying design.

Daytime parking for events on campus is available by the hour in lots off Bill McDonald Parkway south of campus. Those lots are marked “C/CR” and 12A. Visitor parking is also available in lot 6V off North Garden Street at the entrance to the Viking Union. We encourage you to use alternative transportation when visiting campus. For more information about Design Days, contact John Gialanella at 360-650-2234, or email design@wwu.edu.

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