American politics depend on participation. Now you can engage with our exhibition, Politics at Home: Textiles as American History, directly through this hands-on block printing workshop!
This panel features faculty, curators, students, and collection stewards who make this vital resource available to our community.
Sneak peek from co-curator Marina Moskowitz of the fall 2021 exhibit “Politics at Home: Textiles as American Politics” in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.
Online Launch: June 2021. The CDMC and the Design Studies Department present a virtual edition of SoHE’s annual juried student exhibition. UW-Madison students of all majors were invited to submit their best design work generated through Design Studies courses over the past four semesters.
Online Launch: June 2021. “The Portal: A Step into The Past” is an online exhibition/virtual experience featuring student-designed historic interiors. Juried by Shana McCaw, Brent Budsberg, and Jonathan Prown and digitally curated by IA design studies students, the exhibit showcases selected period rooms from course “DS 422: History of Architecture.”
Design Studies MFA student Nora Renick Rinehart and fellow artist and Star Trek enthusiast Emilie Mulcahey ponder how craft and queerness overlap with The Final Frontier.
Online Launch: May 8, 2021. In the culmination of two years of work, Design Studies MFA candidates Henry Obeng and Nora Renick Rinehart present their work in two digital exhibitions representing recent installations in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.
Online Launch May 8, 2021. Inspired by botanical history, land use, and plant ecologies as they relate to us as citizens and noncitizens, this exhibition builds connections between Obeng’s experiences as a surveilled non-citizen and plant specimens in the UW–Madison Herbarium through hundreds of cyanotype images presented on handmade paper made from recycled Badger T-shirts.
Online Launch: May 8, 2021. “Flannel Futures” inquires into the making of memory, questions the perseverance of tradition versus the conjuring of new normals, and wonders how we will commemorate that which we have used to commemorate our own past from the vantage point of the future.
In conjunction with her Design Studies MFA Exhibition, Amanda Thatch livestreams a performance – spinning yarn while listening to stories – performing a convergence of text and textiles.