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Ricardo Rebolledo (Housing Studies) Receives Fellowship to Study Portuguese

Ricardo Rebolledo (Housing Studies) received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship to study Portuguese. He'll use the award to prepare for his eventual study abroad researching favelas (poor shanty towns) in Brazil. Rebolledo, who also has minors in Latin American Studies and Spanish, will pursue the fellowship during the 2012-2013 school year."I want to learn Portuguese so that I can eventually learn more about [Brazil's] ongoing destruction of the favelas (or poor shanty towns) in preparation for the Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016," says Rebolledo. "This is an immediately pressing human rights issue about housing policy: the poor are being evicted from their homes so that the growing economy of Brazil can…

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Videotect 2 at the Walker Art Center

A free screening at the Walker Art Center tonight will showcase submissions to Videotect 2, an annual video competition organized by Architecture Minnesota to bring more voices and more creativity into public debates about key built-environment issues. This year’s issue was sustainable transportation and its enhancement through design. An online vote for the competition took place February 1-10. The top vote-getters will be screened and voted on again tonight (March 1), with the winner taking home the $2,000 Viewers’ Choice Award. Entries will also be judged tonight by Minnesota Public Radio arts reporter Marianne Combs, Minneapolis transit-development director David Frank, Walker Art Center film and video curator Sheryl Mousley, and architect Jeffrey Scherer, FAIA, of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle…

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What's Happening Around Interior Design?

What's happening in the interior design program? Working in teams, seniors in Interior Design Studio VII worked for five weeks last semester developing a 50,000 cubic foot multi-story lobby for a prototypical children's theater. Design practitioners and code officials critiqued their designs. You can view examples of their work on page 6 in the Spring 2012 issue of Emerging. Pictured left to right: Alissa Wylie, Katie Radcliffe, and Liana Zastoupil. In December, Caren S. Martin (DHA) and Denise A. Guerin (DHA) met with a panel of local interior designer to discuss their recent book, The State of the Interior Design Profession. The Interior Design Bachelor of Science program is a professional program that is accredited by the Council for…

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