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College of Design events this week — November 9, 2009

Lectures

LA DALLMAN: Fabricated Landscapes
Monday, November 9, 2009, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
The work of LA DALLMAN explores architecture as transformed site, reshaping the raw materials of found and abstracted landscape in projects of diverse scale and type. The practice deploys material and detailing investigations as cultural artifacts, which grow from the context. The lecture will discuss LA DALLMAN’s permanent exhibits at Discovery World, the new University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Hillel Student Center, and the Levy House.

Events

Greenscreen: Screening environmental films and documentaries
Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 6 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
Join Greenlight and your fellow design colleagues to watch Manufactured Landscapes. More than a simple portrait of an artist, this documentary about celebrated Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is also an examination of industrialization and globalization. Known for finding strange beauty in large industrial vistas, Burtynsky searches for great shots on trips to China and Bangladesh. In contrast to his seemingly impersonal aesthetic, the film focuses on individuals, revealing the dreariness and dangers of industrial work.

Cocktail reception with Yeohlee
Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 5 p.m., JV & Company, Gaviidae Common 555 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Meet fashion designer Yeohlee Teng, recipient of the 2004 Cooper Hewitt national Design Award for Fashion Design and renowned for dressing the “urban nomad,” and see the new YEOHLEE Spring 2010 collection. Organized by FGMD, Weisman Art Museum, and JV & Company. $50 each, space limited to 50. For ticket, contact Northrop at 612-624-2345.

Design in the Dark: Lagerfeld Confidential
Thursday, November 12, 2009, 7 p.m., 33 McNeal Hall
See the stories behind the top fashion designers in Design in the Dark: A Film Series, documentaries and short works on design and designers. Lagerfeld Confidential will be held at 33 McNeal Hall Auditorium. The film is free; concessions for sale.

H.O.U.S. Alumni Gala
Friday, November 13, 2009, 5:30 p.m., McNeal Hall Atrium
This casual gathering of housing alumni, faculty, and students is a chance to reconnect, share stories, and hear the latest news and research from the program. RSVP online by November 9, 2009. For questions, contact Becky Yust, H.O.U.S. faculty advisor, byust@umn.edu or 612-624-7461.

Exhibitions

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Noguchi: The Sets for Martha Graham
November 9-December 20, 2009
Organized with assistance and generosity of the Noguchi Museum
Isamu Noguchi (1904-88), a prominent Japanese-American artist and landscape architect, designed more than 20 innovative sets for original Martha Graham (1894-1991) dance productions. A ground-breaking dancer and choreographer, Graham defined the modern dance movement.

Related event: Northrop’s November 12th restaging of Graham’s Greek psychodrama Clytemnestra, a masterpiece of 20th century American modernist dance.

Minnpost.com: “Exhibit on Noguchi’s sets for Martha Graham opens at U of M

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Dewey Thorbeck Travel Sketches: An Architect’s Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
September 25-December 27, 2009
Architects who draw and record their travels have a special way of seeing the world. It is a methodology where images are engraved in their mind rather than on film. A photograph or sketch is a snapshot of a moment in time. The photograph shows you reality as seen through the camera lens, while the sketch records the emotion and character of place as seen through the eyes and hands of the artist.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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College of Design events this week — November 2, 2009

Lectures

Thoughts of a Sometime Geographer lecture by Deborah Karasov
Monday, November 2, 2009, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
For a landscape architect or environmental artist, it is not such a great matter to have the technical skills to create beautiful things. Many other qualities of character and temperament are necessary. Karasov says she has been inspired by those who recommend enlarging our sympathies by the patient and loving observation of landscape. Some say it is in this practice, rather than in formulas or theories, where the promise of perfection for the art of landscape can be found.

Events

College of Design Mentor Program kick-off and orientation event
Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 6:30 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center
Student and mentor participants are encouraged to attend to meet each other and begin their mentoring relationship. A brief program will begin the evening. The majority of the time is for students and mentors to get to know each other and connect.

Architecture and Interior design firm tour Fall 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009, 9:30 a.m., Meet in Rapson Hall, HGA Gallery (near Room 100)
Attend the upcoming firm tour of Shea, Inc. and KKE Architects to learn more about the organizations and meet professionals in your field. Each firm will discuss a topic specific to their project work. While both firms have architecture and interior design areas, they are quite different in size, projects, and approach. Register on GoldPASS. Login and click on Career Events. Space is limited to 25 students so register early.

Exhibitions

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Dewey Thorbeck Travel Sketches: An Architect’s Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
September 25-December 27, 2009
Architects who draw and record their travels have a special way of seeing the world. It is a methodology where images are engraved in their mind rather than on film. A photograph or sketch is a snapshot of a moment in time. The photograph shows you reality as seen through the camera lens, while the sketch records the emotion and character of place as seen through the eyes and hands of the artist.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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College of Design events this week — October 26, 2009

Events

Greenscreen: Screening environmental films and documentaries
Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 6 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
Join Greenlight and your fellow design colleagues to watch World in Balance. Over the next 50 years, 98 percent of the world’s population growth will take place in our planet’s poorest regions. And as the global total swells to nearly 9 billion by 2050, the social and environmental strains will be enormous. In this groundbreaking worldwide investigation of humanity’s future, NOVA shows how decisions made now will change the fate of everyone over the next half century.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture open house for graduate programs
Friday, October 30, 2009, 11:30 a.m. registration in HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall
Come visit us and learn about the professional/graduate programs in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Talk with our faculty and current students to find out if a career designing a sustainable built environment is the right one for you.

Housing Studies fall bus tour
Friday, October 30, 2009, 10:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., McNeal Hall Atrium
Join Housing Studies students and faculty as we tour housing developments in Minneapolis and St. Paul. We leave McNeal Hall (meet in atrium) at approximately 10:45 a.m. and return by 2:30 p.m. Free transportation and lunch are provided. Come and tour developments and meet the professionals working in the Twin Cities. Contact: Becky Yust, byust@umn.edu.

Exhibitions

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Dewey Thorbeck Travel Sketches: An Architect’s Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
September 25-December 27, 2009
Architects who draw and record their travels have a special way of seeing the world. It is a methodology where images are engraved in their mind rather than on film. A photograph or sketch is a snapshot of a moment in time. The photograph shows you reality as seen through the camera lens, while the sketch records the emotion and character of place as seen through the eyes and hands of the artist.

Goldstein Museum Of Design, Mcneal Hall

Intersections: Where Art Meets Fashion
July 11-November 1, 2009
An unprecedented exhibition for the GMD through the pairing of important works of art with significant designer fashion from the collection. Inspired by journalist and Friends of the Goldstein founder Margot Siegel and her immersion in both fashion and art, this exhibition celebrates the fluid relationship between the two worlds and celebrates the exuberance of art, fashion, and popular culture.

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Contemporary Architecture in Warsaw
September 8-October 26, 2009
This exhibition presents twenty works of recently built architecture — public, commercial, and residential — that are a confirmation of Warsaw’s European aspirations. Reaction to these buildings ranges from respect and admiration to controversy and stormy debate. The exhibition features buildings financed through public as well as private funding. Most of the designs for public buildings were the result of architectural competitions — a practice deeply rooted in the architectural tradition of Europe. Cosponsored by the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota.

Design Indaba 10X10 Low Cost Housing: “The Sandbag House”
September 8-October 26, 2009
MMA Architects’ contribution to the 2008 Indaba Expo was the Design Indaba 10×10 Low Cost House. MMA and nine other firms were commissioned by Design Indaba to design low cost houses for the families in the Freedom Park community in the township of Mitchells Plein, Cape Town. The result was a sandbag house which is constructed with an Ecobeam timber frame structure, filled with sandbags, and then plastered.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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College of Design events this week — October 19, 2009

Lectures

Maryann Thompson: Recent Work
Monday, October 19, 2009, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
Maryann Thompson will present a selection of recent award-winning projects from her practice. Maryann Thompson Architects is a Cambridge, MA-based firm specializing in architecture that is sustainable, regionally driven, and attempts to heighten the phenomenological qualities of the sites within which they work.

Events

Design @ noon
Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 12 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
The School of Architecture hosts the Fall 2009 Design @ Noon lecture series on select Wednesdays this semester. This week’s lecture will be given by Robert Mack, Study Abroad in Orkney, Scotland, M-Term 2009.

Greenscreen: Screening Environmental Films and Documentaries
Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 6 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
Join Greenlight and your fellow design colleagues to watch Earthlings. Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix narrates this powerful award-winning examination of mankind’s dependence on animals. The film delves into the food, entertainment, and medical industries’ use of animals and links each to the world economy. Unflinching footage, some shot by hidden cameras, explores slaughterhouses, puppy mills, factory farms, and medical labs and reveals the roles they play in perpetuating society’s disrespect for animals.

Art Into Fashion, Fashion Into Art: Expanding The Visual Field
Thursday, October 22, 2009, 6:30 p.m., 22 McNeal Hall
The Friends of the Goldstein Museum of Design invite you to a collection close-up exploring the intersections between art and fashion. Jean McElvain, GMD Assistant Curator, will reveal powerful patterns in apparel and accessories from the collection of GMD. As a complement, 20th century art historian Roslye Ultan will discuss the importance of patterns and repetitive imagery in pop art. FGMD members: $25; Guests: $35; Students: $10. To RSVP, contact Linda Hersom at herso004@umn.edu or 612-730-6751.

Exhibitions

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Dewey Thorbeck Travel Sketches: An Architect’s Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
September 25-December 27, 2009
Architects who draw and record their travels have a special way of seeing the world. It is a methodology where images are engraved in their mind rather than on film. A photograph or sketch is a snapshot of a moment in time. The photograph shows you reality as seen through the camera lens, while the sketch records the emotion and character of place as seen through the eyes and hands of the artist.

Goldstein Museum Of Design, Mcneal Hall

Intersections: Where Art Meets Fashion
July 11-November 1, 2009
An unprecedented exhibition for the GMD through the pairing of important works of art with significant designer fashion from the collection. Inspired by journalist and Friends of the Goldstein founder Margot Siegel and her immersion in both fashion and art, this exhibition celebrates the fluid relationship between the two worlds and celebrates the exuberance of art, fashion, and popular culture.

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Contemporary Architecture in Warsaw
September 8-October 26, 2009
This exhibition presents twenty works of recently built architecture — public, commercial, and residential — that are a confirmation of Warsaw’s European aspirations. Reaction to these buildings ranges from respect and admiration to controversy and stormy debate. The exhibition features buildings financed through public as well as private funding. Most of the designs for public buildings were the result of architectural competitions — a practice deeply rooted in the architectural tradition of Europe. Cosponsored by the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota.

Design Indaba 10X10 Low Cost Housing: “The Sandbag House”
September 8-October 26, 2009
MMA Architects’ contribution to the 2008 Indaba Expo was the Design Indaba 10×10 Low Cost House. MMA and nine other firms were commissioned by Design Indaba to design low cost houses for the families in the Freedom Park community in the township of Mitchells Plein, Cape Town. The result was a sandbag house which is constructed with an Ecobeam timber frame structure, filled with sandbags, and then plastered.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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College of Design events this week — October 13, 2009

Events

Design @ noon
Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 12 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
This week’s lecture will be given by Lance LaVine on the topic of Study Abroad in Oaxaca, Spring Semester 2009.

Solar Decathlon
Winner of the 2009 Solar Decathlon will be announced on Friday, October 16, 2009. As of Tuesday, October 13, 2009, the University of Minnesota’s ICON House is in sixth place.

The College of Design Advisory Board is meeting in Washington, DC October 15-17, 2009.

UMAA DC Chapter Alumni Reception, in conjunction with the Solar Decathlon, will be held 5:30-7:00 p.m., October 17, 2009 at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC.

American Craft Culture Conference 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009, Goldstein Museum of Design, McNeal Hall
Conference attendees will stop at the Goldstein as part of a craft tour.

Exhibitions

Goldstein Museum Of Design, Mcneal Hall

Intersections: Where Art Meets Fashion
July 11-November 1, 2009
An unprecedented exhibition for the GMD through the pairing of important works of art with significant designer fashion from the collection. Inspired by journalist and Friends of the Goldstein founder Margot Siegel and her immersion in both fashion and art, this exhibition celebrates the fluid relationship between the two worlds and celebrates the exuberance of art, fashion, and popular culture.

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Contemporary Architecture in Warsaw
September 8-October 26, 2009
This exhibition presents twenty works of recently built architecture — public, commercial, and residential — that are a confirmation of Warsaw’s European aspirations. Reaction to these buildings ranges from respect and admiration to controversy and stormy debate. The exhibition features buildings financed through public as well as private funding. Most of the designs for public buildings were the result of architectural competitions — a practice deeply rooted in the architectural tradition of Europe. Cosponsored by the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota.

Design Indaba 10X10 Low Cost Housing: “The Sandbag House”
September 8-October 26, 2009
MMA Architects’ contribution to the 2008 Indaba Expo was the Design Indaba 10×10 Low Cost House. MMA and nine other firms were commissioned by Design Indaba to design low cost houses for the families in the Freedom Park community in the township of Mitchells Plein, Cape Town. The result was a sandbag house which is constructed with an Ecobeam timber frame structure, filled with sandbags, and then plastered.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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College of Design events this week — October 6, 2009

Events

Design in the Dark: A film series
Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m., Oak Street Cinema
October brings the start of the Goldstein Fashion Film Series, beginning with Coco Chanel. The first film “Coco before Chanel” will be held at Oak Street Cinema. GMD curator, Dr. Jean McElvain, will present an introduction at 7:00 p.m., with the film following at 7:30 p.m. FGMD Members & MN Film Board; Free.

Homecoming 2009: Student Scholar and Public Engagement Showcase — six CDes students in showcase
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 1 – 4 p.m., TCF Bank StadiumĀ 
Celebrate research conducted by University of Minnesota undergraduate, graduate, professional, and recent 2008-09 graduates. This event will attract an audience of local colleges, high schools, corporations, and non-profits, and will serve the dual purposes of showcasing student work and providing recruitment opportunities. University faculty and staff, as well as families of presenters, also will be invited to attend this event.

Design @ Noon
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 12 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
The School of Architecture hosts the Fall 2009 Design @ Noon lecture series on select Wednesdays this semester. This week’s lecture will be given by Leslie Van Duzer on the topic of Study Abroad in Malawi, M-Term 2009.

Opening reception for Dewey Thorbeck Travel Sketches: An Architect’s Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
Thursday, October 8, 2009 5:30-7:30 p.m., ALA Library, Rapson Hall
Architects who draw and record their travels have a special way of seeing the world. It is a methodology where images are engraved in their mind rather than on film. A photograph or sketch is a snapshot of a moment in time. The photograph shows you reality as seen through the camera lens, while the sketch records the emotion and character of place as seen through the eyes and hands of the artist.

Homecoming 2009: Alumni Awards Celebration — three awards to CDes alumni
Thursday, October 8, 2009 5:30 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center
Each fall, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association presents the University-wide Alumni Service Award, which is conferred by the Board of Regents to alumni whose service has had an exceptional impact on the University and its schools, colleges, or departments and/or the University of Minnesota Alumni Association or its constituent groups. Additional Alumni Association Awards will be presented to outstanding individuals, chapters, and societies.

U of M ICON Solar House at the 2009 Solar Decathlon
October 9-13 and October 15-18, 2009 Solar Village on the National Mall in Washington DC
This October the U.S. Department of Energy with host the fourth Solar Decathlon in which 20 teams of college and university students, including the U of M, compete to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. Stay up to date on the progress of the ICON Solar House with the team’s photostream.

Homecoming 2009: Parade and Pep Fest with Fireworks — CDes Class of 2013 in parade
Friday, October 9, 2009 7 p.m. Homecoming Parade, 9 p.m. Homecoming Pep Fest and Fireworks
CDes students will be constructing their entry in Friday’s parade this week Monday – Wednesday in the Rapson Hall courtyard. Contact Lori Mollberg for more details.

Exhibitions

Architcture And Landscape Architecture Library

Dewey Thorbeck Travel Sketches: An Architect’s Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
September 25-December 27, 2009
Architects who draw and record their travels have a special way of seeing the world. It is a methodology where images are engraved in their mind rather than on film. A photograph or sketch is a snapshot of a moment in time. The photograph shows you reality as seen through the camera lens, while the sketch records the emotion and character of place as seen through the eyes and hands of the artist.

Goldstein Museum Of Design, Mcneal Hall

Intersections: Where Art Meets Fashion
July 11-November 1, 2009
An unprecedented exhibition for the GMD through the pairing of important works of art with significant designer fashion from the collection. Inspired by journalist and Friends of the Goldstein founder Margot Siegel and her immersion in both fashion and art, this exhibition celebrates the fluid relationship between the two worlds and celebrates the exuberance of art, fashion, and popular culture.

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Contemporary Architecture in Warsaw
September 8-October 26, 2009
This exhibition presents twenty works of recently built architecture — public, commercial, and residential — that are a confirmation of Warsaw’s European aspirations. Reaction to these buildings ranges from respect and admiration to controversy and stormy debate. The exhibition features buildings financed through public as well as private funding. Most of the designs for public buildings were the result of architectural competitions — a practice deeply rooted in the architectural tradition of Europe. Cosponsored by the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota.

Design Indaba 10X10 Low Cost Housing: “The Sandbag House”
September 8-October 26, 2009
MMA Architects’ contribution to the 2008 Indaba Expo was the Design Indaba 10×10 Low Cost House. MMA and nine other firms were commissioned by Design Indaba to design low cost houses for the families in the Freedom Park community in the township of Mitchells Plein, Cape Town. The result was a sandbag house which is constructed with an Ecobeam timber frame structure, filled with sandbags, and then plastered.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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College of Design events this week — September 28, 2009

Events

Architecture graduate school preparation session
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:15-1:00 p.m., 43 Rapson Hall
For students thinking of applying to an architecture professional graduate program, either at the U of M or elsewhere. Preparation session will provide information about program options, application and portfolio advice, and other insights into the process. Renee Cheng, School of Architecture department head, will talk through suggestions and recommendations of compiling a portfolio for admission.

Resilience in the (Designed) Environment
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12-1 p.m., 380 VoTech
Dean Tom Fisher will present “Resilience in the (Designed) Environment” as part of the Institute on the Environment’s Frontiers in the Environment lecture series.

Electric/Plug-in Hybrid Cars and Renewable Energy: A Critical Marriage
Friday, October 2, 2009 7 p.m. program (vehicles on display at 5 p.m.), 100 Rapson Hall
In cooperation with the University of Minnesota’s College of Design, the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) will present the in-depth program, “Electric/Plug-in Hybrid Cars and Renewable Energy: A Critical Marriage.” This event will feature a speech by Marc Geller — co-founder of Plug In America, and a California solar installer — followed by a panel discussion including Geller, Minnesota State Senator Scott Dibble, Fresh Energy Executive Director Michael Noble, and Eric Jensen, energy coordinator for the Isaak Walton League. There will be a display of electric and hybrid vehicles outside Rapson Hall beforehand, starting at 5 p.m.

College of Design homecoming reception and stadium tours
Sunday, October 4, 2009 12:30-2:00 p.m., Station 19 (2001 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis)
Reconnect with alumni and friends, catch up on news from the college, learn more about design features of the new TCF Bank Stadium. Registration is requested for the reception by October 1, 2009. After the reception, walk across the street for a closer look at the stadium during the University’s TCF Bank Stadium Tours and University Open House (1-4 p.m.).

Exhibitions

Architcture And Landscape Architecture Library

Dewey Thorbeck Travel Sketches: An Architect’s Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
September 25-December 27, 2009
Architects who draw and record their travels have a special way of seeing the world. It is a methodology where images are engraved in their mind rather than on film. A photograph or sketch is a snapshot of a moment in time. The photograph shows you reality as seen through the camera lens, while the sketch records the emotion and character of place as seen through the eyes and hands of the artist.

Goldstein Museum Of Design, Mcneal Hall

Intersections: Where Art Meets Fashion
July 11-November 1, 2009
An unprecedented exhibition for the GMD through the pairing of important works of art with significant designer fashion from the collection. Inspired by journalist and Friends of the Goldstein founder Margot Siegel and her immersion in both fashion and art, this exhibition celebrates the fluid relationship between the two worlds and celebrates the exuberance of art, fashion, and popular culture.

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Contemporary Architecture in Warsaw
September 8-October 26, 2009
This exhibition presents twenty works of recently built architecture — public, commercial, and residential — that are a confirmation of Warsaw’s European aspirations. Reaction to these buildings ranges from respect and admiration to controversy and stormy debate. The exhibition features buildings financed through public as well as private funding. Most of the designs for public buildings were the result of architectural competitions — a practice deeply rooted in the architectural tradition of Europe. Cosponsored by the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota.

Design Indaba 10X10 Low Cost Housing: “The Sandbag House”
September 8-October 26, 2009
MMA Architects’ contribution to the 2008 Indaba Expo was the Design Indaba 10×10 Low Cost House. MMA and nine other firms were commissioned by Design Indaba to design low cost houses for the families in the Freedom Park community in the township of Mitchells Plein, Cape Town. The result was a sandbag house which is constructed with an Ecobeam timber frame structure, filled with sandbags, and then plastered.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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