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San Luis Obispo

Call for Submissions: The 32nd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

19:30 - 17 August, 2015
Call for Submissions: The 32nd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, The theme of the upcoming conference is 1:1, which encompasses ideas about making, technology, community, history and pedagogy.
The theme of the upcoming conference is 1:1, which encompasses ideas about making, technology, community, history and pedagogy.

The National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS) to be held at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, February 25-27, 2016, is seeking abstracts, paper and tinyTED submissions for peer review. Submissions are due October 5, 2015. Please see ncbds2016.org for more information.

NCBDS is a national scholarly gathering dedicated to the study and practice of beginning design education. For over thirty years, the NCBDS conferences have hosted a dedicated community of educators interested in pedagogy and curricular strategies associated with beginning design. Faculty, students and practitioners are invited to submit papers, abstracts and project presentations focused on introductory levels of education in all areas of design.

"White" Book Show Installation 2011 / Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Studio 400

07:00 - 4 April, 2012
Courtesy of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Studio 400
Courtesy of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Studio 400

“White”, a gallery installation produced by the 20 students of Studio 400, a fifth-year architectural design studio at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, served to present each of the student’s research books. The installation was designed, developed, fabricated, and installed by the studio in a collaborative effort. The students developed the design over a period of about a month, with fabrication and installation occurring over a five day period. 80,000 square feet of plastic sheeting was sliced, loomed, woven, stapled, taped and tied to provide a climbable and malleable surface in the 4,500 square foot gallery. “White” supported a variety of interactive experiences above and below this dynamic surface, opening and exploring the relationships between book, user, material, space, and collective group. More images and the studio’s description after the break.