With as cold and snowy as our winter has been in Cincinnati, it’s natural to look forward to the coming spring. And at DAAP, we're already hard at work preparing for two of our signature events!
DAAPworks, the annual collection of our graduating seniors' work, will be held April 22-26 at DAAP. This event allows students across multiple areas of study to share their creative output with alumni and the community at large. A schedule of show times and a video from last year’s collection can be found here.
The DAAP 2014 Annual Fashion Show, sponsored by Macy's, will take place that week as well -- on Friday, April 25 in the Campus Recreation Center. The evening begins (for patrons and benefactors) with a pre-show cocktail reception at 6 p.m. in the Center Court Café followed by the runway show at 7:30. Online ticketing for all ticket levels goes live on March 15 at Showclix.com or by following this link. You can also contact our ticket concierge, Sarita Naegel, at 513-477-3712 for information about Benefactor and Patron seating opportunities.
In addition, we will be hosting the AIGA Conference, Connecting Dots, on March 14 and 15. Connecting Dots explores the ideas, ideals, and practices of design educators and professionals as they together investigate research. You are invited to join fellow design faculty, students, and professionals to hear noted speakers and panels, roundtable discussions and other learning activities. Conference conclusions will be then published with proposed research directions for communication design.
Looking ahead to May, we will celebrate the class of 1964 at their 50 year reunion May 16-18. Then, DAAP will once again exhibit at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York that takes place May 17-20. And in June, the School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID) will host an alumni event at the AIA Conference in Chicago. Look for more details on these events in the weeks to come.
While it’s fun to look ahead, I’d be remiss not to share some recent accomplishments as well. Three of our interior design students won top awards at a retail design contest sponsored by The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) and Sephora. The contest challenged students to re-imagine the way that Sephora conceptualizes and presents its cosmetics sector. Our winning students noted that their co-op assignments played a key role in their design education, and UC students took home more awards than any other design school.
In addition, two of our students assisted with a Cincinnati Museum Center display of historic wedding dresses that will complement the recently-opened "Diana, a Celebration" exhibit that runs until August. The exhibit is called “Daughters of the Queen City,” and showcases five wedding dresses from local famous figures like Louise Nippert.
Congratulations to our student and faculty for this great work -- and thank you for your continued involvement and support of DAAP. I hope to see you at an event or two in the months to come.
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The School of Architecture and Interior Design is in the final stages of expanding and renovating our Materials Library where students can touch and access a digital database which describes a material’s properties and shows examples of its use. In addition the state-of-the-art Materials Library will function as a critique space and small gathering area for student organizations to meet. To complete the renovation we need your support!
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