Adele RehkemperAdele Rehkemper’s senior project, Vask, was selected by Global Grad Show 2019 and exhibited at the Dubai Design Center in November 2019 during Dubai Design Week. Read more about Vask.

Global Grad Show is an annual event held as part of Dubai Design Week. The 2019 edition had an exhibition of 150 projects from more than 100 universities in 45 countries that addressed topics such as health care, disabilities, biodiversity, water pollution, farming, and sustainable cities.

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Ryan Griffis recently talked with scholar Ned Randolph and artist Hannah Chalew on the intersections of art, history, and environmental justice in the greater Mississippi River Watershed with "As Ungovernable as Mud: Wetlands, Agriculture, Central Illinois and the Mississippi Watershed," part of the Future Cities // Future Coasts Speaker Series at Tulane University's ByWater Institute, in collaboration with the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, and the Anthropocene River Campus: The Human Delta (organized by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin).

Professor Laurie Hogin's work will be part of several exhibitions beginning this spring.

Sonic Disruptions: Buisch and Hogin
Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL
Friday, February 7–Monday, May 25, 2020
Lecture: Tuesday, February 18, at 6:00pm

A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art
Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC
Friday, February 21–Monday, May 4, 2020

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene
This exhibition features the work of 35 artists including Laurie Hogin. It is organized by the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and will travel to the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago.
DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL
Thursday, March 19–Sunday, August 16, 2020

The DePaul Art Museum has also recently added Hogin's work to its permanent collection.

Deana McDonagh was invited to participate with Komal Faiz, Adilah Yong, and Andree Woodcock on the book chapter "Ten Stages of Women: Challenges Facing Women in Travel." This work is about gender poverty in relation to transport with a focus on Pakistan and Malaysia and will be part of the book Design for Global Challenges that will be published by Routledge.

The abstract provides more detail about this chapter: "Addressing Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in transport, this chapter takes a holistic approach to exploring mobility challenges women face in Pakistan and Malaysia. Ethnographic and empathic approaches were used to understand women’s mobility at different stages of their life. The '10 stages of women' framework presents a contrast to the normative '7 ages of men' model, showing the interrelationship of transport, age and gender. The framework was used to develop system maps to reveal a more holistic and actionable representation of the barriers and enablers faced by women in Pakistan and Malaysia, pinpointing areas for action."

Tiger Strikes Asteroid Greenville and Revolve will present Redirect, a group exhibition curated by Suzanne Dittenber featuring Art + Design artists Conrad Bakker, Benjamin Grosser, and Jorge Lucero with Victoria Bradbury, Ben Duvall, Janna Dyk, and Joyce Yu-Jean Lee.

Redirect is an exhibition that critically or philosophically engages with technology, each artist examining the web, social media, mobile devices, or other contemporary technology with a calculated sense of intentionality or caution. Read more about the exhibition.

RAMP Gallery, 821 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC
January 24–February 24, 2020
Opening reception: Friday, January 24, 6pm to 8pm

Future Design Education SymposiumProfessor of Graphic Design Juan Salamanca was invited to speak at the 2020 Future Design Education Symposium on January 16-17. The symposium was organized by the design programs of the Università di Bologna in Italy and Università Degli Studi Della Repubblica di San Marino. Salamanca presented a responsible innovation framework that supports design students, practitioners, and scholars to describe potential, multidimensional design research programs concerned with generating, reifying, and maintaining positive, equitable, and meaningful futures. Learn more about the symposium.

Julie Rodrigues Widholm will be the 2020 Art + Design convocation speaker. She received her BA in Art History from the University of Illinois in 1997 and is director and chief curator of the DePaul Art Museum, where she leads the strategic and artistic vision to promote equity and interdisciplinary education in art museums. Prior to taking the helm at DPAM in September 2015, she was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She has organized more than 100 solo and group exhibitions that have been presented at museums across the United States, such as DPAM, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami, the Nasher Museum at Duke University, and the MIT List Visual Arts Center, among others. She grew up in Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal, Germany, and across the United States.