Category Archives: College Events

Community Engaged Preservation: Exploring Race, History, and Public Life

At first glance, 4600 Columbus Avenue South in the Field Regina Northrop neighborhood doesn't look too special. But in 1931, the house was the site of one of South Minneapolis' largest racial showdowns. When Arthur and Edith Lee, an African-American couple, bought the house in what was then considered a white neighborhood, their neighbors mobbed the house to intimidate them out. A number of groups and individuals stepped up to defend them, including postal service workers, WWI veterans, the NAACP, and attorney Lena Olive Smith. In fall 2012, professor Greg Donofrio challenged his class Introduction to Historic Preservation class to consider "why is the site of an event that happened 80 years ago of interest to a neighborhood today? Why…

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Get Your Tickets for Elements: Design Competition & Runway Show

This spring semester the Weisman Art Museum will host its third annual design competition. The museum's student group, WAM Collective, in partnership with the University of Minnesota College of Design have asked sixteen student designers to create ready-for-the-runway garments. Taking inspiration from the Weisman's exhibition, Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined, the competition will showcase designs with an emphasis on sustainability. TICKETS: Reserve your ticket now. Designs will draw upon the landscapes, materials, textures, and traditions of Siberia, while also responding to the environmental questions the region raises. Over the course of their design process, contestants will consider topics such as, sustainable design; environmental, ecological, and labor support structures in the garment industry; and how garment production exploits or depletes these systems…

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