In Search of Dark Matter

Friday, November 16, 2012

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170

Presentation by by by Ryan O’Connor and Paul Mattek, partners, Design Fugitives, Milwaukee.

Design Fugitives (DF) is a small design practice located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It brings together design, fabrication and product development at scales ranging from coasters to architecture using time-proven methods in conjunction with cutting-edge software tools and digital means. DF was founded in 2009 as an independent collaborative and has since evolved to become a targeted professional practice capable of providing design and fabrication services for a wide-range of clients from international architecture firms to local retail shops. Their design philosophy revolves around experimentation, and learning through making, with an emphasis on material, craft and elegance. DF’s four principals are SARUP graduates and Marcus Prize Studio alumni. Paul Mattek also serves as adjunct at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Ryan O'Connor and Tuan Tran taught as Adjunct Assistant Professors at SARUP for several years. Justin White joined the firm in 2011.

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