WUG Talk: Frankie Flood

Educational programming for Bespoke Objects

Rutledge Building - Rutledge 119
Feb 28, 2019 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Join Frankie Flood as he discusses his solo exhibition Bespoke Objects and the potential that craft, design, and fabrication has in serving local and global communities. Flood combines traditional craft practice with digital technology to explore the future of craft in its ability to positively impact society. His recent research regarding 3D printed prosthetics and one of a kind adaptive devices has spread worldwide and his creation of the Digital Craft Research Lab has created new areas of study for students interested in digital fabrication. Frankie Flood is an Associate Professor and area head of the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design area at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Flood previously served as Director of the Digital Craft Research Lab at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and for eleven years served various roles in the Department of Art such as Director of Foundations, area head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing program, and Coordinator for the BA in Digital Fabrication and Design.