Center for Design and Material Culture
The Center for Design and Material Culture (CDMC) invites collaboration opportunities from UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students as well as off-campus community members. We give special consideration to proposals that encourage engagement with art, design, built environments and modified landscapes and rely on designed objects as primary sources. Successful collaborations align with the Center’s mission and our School of Human Ecology’s Vision Pillars.
Completing the Project Idea Request form makes it easy for you to tell us about your idea. To expedite your request, please fill out this form completely and describe any in-kind resources or financial support you will pursue to help realize the project. The CDMC is almost entirely funded by private, external support so the more specific you can be, the more quickly we can determine if your project is a fit with our mission, our resources, and our organizational priorities. Please note, complex collaborations may take a little longer to forward to the appropriate people and evaluate. Once the Center has determined we can be of assistance, we will contact you to gather more information and/or schedule a project kick-off meeting.