February 9 2016 at 10:00 AM
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery
DEEP DESIGN: Pace, Place and Personhood is a new multimedia design exhibition on display and open to the public at the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery on the Wayne State University campus from January 15 through March 25, 2016. The exhibition's opening reception, Friday, January 15, 5-8PM, follows the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History's memorial for art Professor Stanley Rosenthal taking place in the Community Arts Auditorium from 3PM to 5PM.
DEEP DESIGN includes projects from designers, architects, artists and urbanists who are working in ways that reflect strong and enduring commitments to people and places. “Their work serves as evidence of truly co-creative relationships and each project challenges the transient nature of how design is done today,” explains Siobhan Gregory, guest curator and lecturer in industrial design at Wayne State University.
This exhibition is supported by workshops, lectures and discussions at the university, through March 25, to encourage audiences to consider critical questions of design process, identity and ownership. As creative professionals and urban planners increasingly look to Detroit as a space of opportunity and experimentation, and the residents of Detroit as participants in and recipients of their creative endeavors, these questions are increasingly salient for our city and region.
Work on view includes: Fallen Fruit’s Mid-Century Modern; Christian Nold’s Sensory Journeys; Sarah Rhodes’ The Craft of the Ubuntu; Jamie Hayes’ The Uniform Project; Urbz’s Homegrown Neighborhoods; Valentina Nisi's, Miguel Caldeira's and Mara Dionsio’s 7 Stories; and Kounkuey Design Initiative’s The Kibera Public Space Project.
A schedule of supporting events, including lectures and workshops, will be shared at the exhibition opening reception on January 15.
Exhibition: DEEP DESIGN: an exhibition about pace, place and personhoodDates: January 15 through March 25, 2016Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 5-8PMGallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10AM-6PM; Fridays 10AM-7PM
February 9 2016 at 12:00 PM
Wayne State University Law School
Wayne Law's Homeless Not Helpless student organization will have a water drive for homeless people in Flint. The group will be handing out candy and Bloomberg Law Post-It highlighters while collecting bottled water, disposable body wipes and money, which will used to buy additional water.
The student group is working with the following partners on this drive: Greater Detroit Coalition, Horatio Williams Foundation, Ford Foundation and Bloomberg Law. Every case of water and disposable wipes donated during Homeless Not Helpless' water drive will be matched by the partners.
As of Thursday, Feb. 4, 260 cases of water had been collected. The goal is 500 cases.