This spring, the Center for Design and Material Culture (CDMC) and the Design Studies Department present Design 2021, a virtual edition of SoHE’s annual juried student exhibition. UW–Madison students of all majors are invited to submit their best design work generated through Design Studies courses over the past four semesters (January 2020 through April 2021) for consideration.
All levels of students are encouraged to apply. Feel free to ask your Design Studies professors for advice on what to enter.
Work will be judged on originality, experimentation, craftsmanship, and content. Work will be juried/selected by two design industry judges. The entry window for submissions is from Friday, March 19 – Sunday, April 18, 2021. Each student may submit a maximum of four (4) entries, including group projects/collaborative works. Selected work will be curated into an online exhibition at the end of the semester and hosted here on the CDMC website.
Design 2021 Judges
Mary Jaeger is an entrepreneur well known for her innovative textile, fashion, and interior designs. She is a master of natural fiber manipulation, repurposed cloth, resist dye techniques, couture sewing, digital technologies, and minimal to zero waste. Drawing on years of study and work in Asia, Southeast Asia, and Europe, Mary exhibits internationally at museums, galleries, and fine stores. Mary won the Smithsonian Honoring the Future® Sustainability Award in 2019. Her heirloom collections can be seen at her Brooklyn, NY atelier, online, and on Instagram (@maryjaeger_ny). Mary received her BS and MS from the School of Human Ecology at UW–Madison.
Maya is a proud Badger Alumni who graduated from UW–Madison in 2019 with a Degree in Interior Architecture and Certificate in Entrepreneurship. Since graduating, Maya has worked as a Healthcare Interior Designer at ERDMAN in Madison, WI. She aims to elevate patient experience, healing, and holistic well-being through the power of design in her daily work. Outside of work, Maya enjoys outdoor adventures such as hiking, skiing, and most recently, getting her Scuba Diver Certification. Finally, she would like to thank you all for sharing your design talents with us and the world beyond!
Exhibition and Awards
The Design 2021 exhibition will be launched here, on the CDMC website, in mid-May 2021. A virtual awards ceremony and online exhibition launch celebration will occur in May 2021 (date TBD based on awardee availability).
The following awards will be announced and highlighted within the online exhibition:
- Juror’s Choice: Textiles & Fashion Design
- Juror’s Choice: Interior Architecture
- Best in Textiles: Textiles & Fashion Design
- Best in Fashion: Textiles & Fashion Design
- Best in Mid-Level: Interior Architecture
- Best in Upper-Level: Interior Architecture
- Best in Foundations: Interior Architecture
- Best in Foundations: Textiles & Fashion Design