NYC Field Trip

On October 12, 2021, Design 3A went to NYC to scour the galleries and bookstores.

Times Square was our first stop – we walked around and took pictures of the screens we liked best for our project. We then walked to Printed Matter to take a look at various books made by different artists and designers. Then we took a train down to Tribeca to look at a taxidermy gallery featuring taxidermy pets. There were many good doggos, kitties, and squirrels there and they all looked alive (but they weren’t.) sad sad…

After that, we went to a number of different types of galleries! There were many notable artworks, such as a gallery with furniture everyone could use and two other galleries where we peered at it from outside a small window. There was truly a unique range of different types of presentations.

As a result of the class walking most of the trip, we were able to see a number of different types of installations and interesting things that we didn’t plan to see!

At the end of our trip we visited Champion Pizza to eat like kings and then we visited one last bookshop before departing our separate ways.

Thanks, Atif!!!

-Design 3A

Design Lecture Series: Schessa Garbutt

On October 19, please join us in welcoming Schessa Garbutt for a lecture presented as part of the Fall 2021 Rutgers Design Lecture Series, free and open to all.
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Schessa Garbutt (they/she) is the founder and creative director at Firebrand. While their practices focuses on brand identity design, they are also an avid writer, speaker, and currently studying type design at Type West. Schessa received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California.

Design Lecture Series: Forensic Architecture

On October 12, please join us in welcoming Dr. Samaneh Moafi for a lecture presented as part of the Fall 2021 Rutgers Design Lecture Series, free and open to all.
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Split image of image 1: Design Lecture Series flyer Fiona Raby, hosted online. Image 2: headshot of Dr Split image of image 1: Design Lecture Series flyer Forensic Architecture, hosted online. Image 2: headshot of Dr. Samaneh Moafi in front of a red background

Dr. Samaneh Moafi is the Senior Researcher at Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London. She provides conceptual oversight across projects and in particular oversees the Centre for Contemporary Nature (CCN), where new investigative techniques are developed for interrogating environmental violence.

Design Lecture Series: Louise Sandhaus

On October 5, please join us in welcoming Louise Sandhaus for a lecture on “Designing History: Big, Small, and Messy.” This lecture is presented as part of the Fall 2021 Rutgers Design Lecture Series, free and open to all.
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Split image of image 1: Design Lecture Series flyer Fiona Raby, hosted online. Image 2: headshot of Sandhaus arms crossed on a desk in a denim shirt

Louise Sandhaus a graphic designer and design educator. She is currently faculty at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Graphic Design Program and former Program Director. Louise is the founder and co-director of The People’s Graphic Design Archive, a crowd-sourced virtual archive that aims to preserve, expand, and diversify graphic design history. Her book on the history of California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, was published in 2014 by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson. It received laudatory attention from The New York Times, The Guardian (London), and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among many others. In 2015, the book received the Palm D’argent from The International Art Book and Film Festival (FILAF). In 2019, her book, A Colorful Life: Gere Kavanaugh, Designer, co-written and designed with Kat Catmur, was published by Princeton Architectural Press. The book was the subject of full-page L.A. Times article by Lyra Kiltson and was winner of the 2019 AIGA 50 Books|50 Covers competition.

Design Lecture Series: Fiona Raby

On October 10, we welcomed Fiona Raby for a lecture on “Realists of a Larger Reality.”

Image 1: Design Lecture Series flyer Fiona Raby. Hosted online. Image 2: Portrait photo of Fiona Raby.

Fiona is University Professor of Design and Social Inquiry and Co-director of the Designed Realities Studio at The New School in New York. She is also a partner in the design studio Dunne & Raby. She was Professor of Industrial Design (id2) at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna between 2011-2016 and was Reader in Design Interactions at the RCA between 2005-2015. Her projects with Anthony include Technological Dream Series, No 1: Robots (2007), Designs For An Over Populated Planet: Foragers (2010), The United Micro Kingdoms (2013), The School of Constructed Realities (2015), and Amn Archive of Impossible Objects (2019 -). She was a founding member of the CRD Research Studio at the Royal College of Art where she worked as a Senior Research Fellow leading externally funded research projects.

Design Lecture Series: Elizabeth Guffey

On September 21, we welcomed Elizabeth Guffey for a lecture on “Designing Disability.”

Split image of image 1: screenshot of the Guffey’s website: A grid of colorful posters designed with photography and typography, reading "Elizabeth Guffey Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts Design Lecture Series". Image 2: headshot of Guffey in a pale blue top behind a bookcase

Elizabeth Guffey works at the intersection of art, design and disability studies. Her book Designing Disability: Symbols, Space and Society (Bloomsbury) argues that designs like the International Symbol of Access or “wheelchair symbol” can alter the environment, making people more disabled or less, depending on the design’s planning and use. She is also Founding Editor of the academic journal Design and Culture. Guffey currently heads the MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory at the State University of New York, Purchase College.