Category Archives: Landscape Architecture

Molly Reichert & Emily Stover Build Sauna with Wheels

Nostalgic for winter already? Emily Stover, a Master of Landscape Architecture student and public artist, shared these photos of the TönöSauna, a wood-burning sauna built from a salvaged 1966 Avion travel trailer. Originally commissioned for the 2012 Art Shanty Projects, a four-week art event on frozen Medicine Lake, Minnesota, this nifty shanty might roll through a community near you sometime soon. "By making the sauna mobile," explains Stover, "we can bring it to Twin Cities neighborhoods unfamiliar or underserved by such a needed social space. We encourage people to come out of their homes and join others at the public talks, sound installations, and classes that we have held in the TönöSauna." The trailer has a space designed so…

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Landscape Architecture Professor Rebecca Krinke Presents at AAG

Rebecca Krinke (Landscape Architecture) received an Association of American Geographers (AAG) Enhancement Grant to discuss her recent work in the 'Art and Geography' session 'Mappings I: Haunted Landscapes and Acts of Viewing' during the AAG conference in New York City, February 24-28. AAG is a nonprofit scientific and educational society that contributes to the advancement of geography. Along with teaching for the Department of Landscape Architecture, Krinke is a multimedia artist, who works in sculpture, installations, and site art. In 2011 she helped launch the new Mapping Spectral Traces website, an academic-artist trans-disciplinary collaborative of international scholars, practitioners, community leaders and artists who are working with and in traumatized communities, contested lands and diverse environments. You can read more…

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Monday Minute, February 27, 2012: Quality and Diversity

Dear Colleagues, Last week, the Department of Landscape Architecture came through an accreditation review with flying colors. The accreditation team said that the professional degree in landscape architecture – the MLA – is very strong pedagogically, very popular with its students, and exceptionally clear in its focus on art, ecology, and community. The team also commended the landscape architecture faculty for integrating their teaching with their research and outreach activities to an extent rarely found in this field. Congratulations to our LA colleagues for a job well done! The one area of concern that the team raised applies, in many respects, to the entire college: the relative lack of diversity of our student body. At the recruitment events for…

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