Aqilah Alshehab, Ashley Cooper, Erica Rose Davis, Matthew Detweiler, Jack Hadley, Paul Kramer, Maddie Kurlandski, Aubrey Makar, Tara Masthay, Olivia Pettigrew, Nora Riley, Natalie Stanziano, Elizabeth Weiler
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The Kennedy Union (KU) Stairwell Refresh Committee had a strong interest in students playing a key role and reached out to the Department of Art and Design to initiate a student co-curricular experience. The task: “Re-imagine the KU stairwells so that they reflect the myriad of activities students engage in inside and outside the classroom, and around the world." While asked to consider art, design, photography, and other visual expressions of the lifeblood of the University, students enrolled in the senior level Graphic Design III course began by looking at key words and phrases used to promote, market, and define the University. Small collaborative groups of 4–5 students then designed multiple floors for one of three KU stairwells. Through the creation of large-scale environmental graphics, each group’s design intends to visually communicate UD’s story in places and spaces across campus and beyond. Throughout the semester, students met regularly with representatives from the "stairwell refresh" committee to present their concepts and design development. The work being presented highlights each group’s final design proposal intended for production and implementation.
Jayne Matlack Whitaker
Primary Advisor's Department
Art and Design
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Quality Education; Reduced Inequalities
"Kennedy Union Stairwell Refresh Project" (2020). Stander Symposium Projects. 1769.