Issue 1: Projects
It has been several years since the Student Publication has presented work done in the School of Design; this issue, devoted to projects undertaken in the context of the School, attempts to sample current involvement. All of the contributors to Volume 19:1 have taught at the School; two are graduates as well. Their interests vary widely, from the conceptual study of environmental design by Vernon Shogren to an examination of perception by Russell Drake. Duncan Stuart and Fred Eichenberger explain and illustrate their process for t he mass production of unique items with offset lithography, while Gene Messick’s inset folder reflects his experiments with intermedia. Together, these authors represent a port ion of t he activity of the School of Design; we hope that t his publication of their efforts will generate some interest in design-related disciplines.
Issue 1 Contributors: Vernon Shogren, Russell Drake, Duncan Stuart, Fred Eichenberger, Gene Messick
Issue 2: Design and Community
(excerpted from the preface) Design and Community is the collective work of the Community Development Group, an organization of some twenty students with various consultants and ad visors which grew out of a fifth year design studio in the School of Design. The papers presented here were done in the past year, and many of the same projects and related new ones are being continued this year with financial support from the Urban Affairs and Community Service Center and the Agricultural Extension Service of North Carolina State University.
As the working organization of the COG is based on a recognition of individual strengths, the conceptual organization or goal structure of the group is dependent upon the nature of each individual project as it is received. The emphasis on housing, child development, and health care did not arise by a capricious selection from a list of stereotyped “issues,” but came instead from citizens’ groups and local agencies whose real problems could not be solved through other channels, and who turned to the CDG for help in achieving successful, and therefore innovative solutions. This is not to imply, however, that the framework is entirely situation-oriented.