Four of the College of Design's spring events are featured in the University's Arts to Z initiative, a campaign and companion Web site that features a playful take on the letters of the alphabet to illustrate the breadth of the University's cultural offerings:
- D: Disegno: Architect Frank Gehry’s use of drawing has been likened to Leonardo and Durer’s disegno—a practice that induces creative thought by letting the hand trace the mind’s hidden intentions. Edwin Chan: Architect, Gehry Partners, March 23.
- K: Kimono: The kimono (ki wearing + mono thing), the national costume of Japan, is a traditional long, wide-sleeved robe worn with a broad sash and often elaborately decorated. Expressions of Stability and Change: Ethnic Dress and Folk Costumes, February 7–June 14.
- L: LEED: The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System provides standards for sustainable construction. Standards proposed by LEED are publicly reviewed by its more than 10,000 member organizations. The Green House: New Designs in Sustainable Architecture and Design, through March 8.
- W: Wearable: Feast your eyes on the catwalk as a dozen budding designers from the U’s Clothing Design Program display their creations. The collections include all things wearable, from work clothing and sustainable fabrics to avant-garde designs and theater costumes. EXPOSED: 41st Annual Clothing Design Senior Fashion Show, February 21
- Download the Arts to Z 2009 poster (.pdf; 4.9Mb)
- Spring 2009 College of Design events and lectures
- Download the Spring 2009 College of Design Events and Lectures poster (.pdf; 3.6Mb)