New Paltz Design Week returns April 1-5

Posted 3/27/19

SUNY New Paltz announces the fourth annual New Paltz Design Week, a five-day celebration featuring hands-on workshops, innovative exhibitions, community gatherings and lectures from skilled designers …

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New Paltz Design Week returns April 1-5

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SUNY New Paltz announces the fourth annual New Paltz Design Week, a five-day celebration featuring hands-on workshops, innovative exhibitions, community gatherings and lectures from skilled designers working in an array of professional fields.

New Paltz Design Week takes place from April 1-5 at venues across the SUNY New Paltz campus. All events are free and open to the public.

Headlining New Paltz Design Week 2019 will be three keynote speakers:

• Tara St. James: “Making without Waste” Monday, April 1, 11 a.m., Student Union Building room 100

St. James is the production coordinator and research fellow at Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator and founder of Study NY. Her talk will consider the evolution of sustainability through the lens of the fashion supply chain. Following this lecture, St. James will lead a Design for Sustainable Manufacturing workshop from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the Old Library Seminar Room.

• Deroy Peraza, “Rediscovering Identity through Design” Wednesday, April 3, 11 a.m., Coykendall Science Building Auditorium

Peraza, the founding partner and creative director at Hyperakt, will share a personal narrative of how design for social impact has helped him make sense of the past, present and future.

• Ronald Rael, “Crafting the Future”, Friday, April 5, 4 p.m., Coykendall Science Building Auditorium Rael, the CEO and cofounder of Oakland, California-based Emerging Objects and professor of architecture at University of California at Berkeley, will conclude Design Week 2019 with an illuminating presentation of case studies involving his work in additive manufacturing and earthen architecture. He will discuss innovations in 3D printing using unexpected and sustainable materials, including sawdust, rubber, salt, coffee grounds and chardonnay grape skins. This event will be preceded by a pre-lecture reception at 3:30 p.m. in the CSB lobby.

Design Week 2019 will also feature workshops and other events focusing on design-related topics including letterpress printing, addressing climate change through design, hand fabrication techniques, and transforming classic literature into visual data. See the Design Week workshop page on the SUNY New Paltz website for a full schedule and to register for workshops.

Attendees will have opportunities to support work by SUNY New Paltz student artists as well.

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