Tag Archives: art

Tables of the Lakes Spark Conversations About Water

Forget coffee table books. Graduate student Kevin Tousignant (Landscape Architecture) builds tables that are conversation starters in their own right! Tables of the Lakes began as a yearning to see his designs come to life. “An unfortunate part of being a landscape architecture or architecture student is accepting the fact that you’ll be producing an incredible amount of work that […]

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A Cloudy Display for the WAM Shop

Evgenia Hutson, Nicole Johnson, Morgan Jensen, and Jaemin Hyun (all Retail Merchandising) created a window display for the WAM Shop that shows off the shop’s local merchandise while referencing the latest Weisman exhibition, Clouds, Temporarily Visible. “We wanted to inspire and encourage passers by to come into the museum after seeing the window display,” Hutson and Jensen explained. Their suspended […]

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Revealing Patterns by Scaling Time

How do people define personal space? What determines the flow and interaction between bikes, cars, and pedestrians? How do our bodies move unconsciously when we’re focused on a specific task? This fall, a BDA workshop led by Andrew Blaisdell (MArch ‘10) investigated these questions with an unexpected medium: time-lapse photography. Over the past seven weeks, the students documented everyday activities—from […]

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Maria Baker (BArch & BED ’93) Nominated for Emmy in Outstanding Production Design

Maria Baker (BArch & BED ’93) received an Emmy nomination for art directing the Amazon television series Transparent. In the midst of her design coursework, Baker found her passion in a different kind of studio. “In my final year of school I visited a film set that a friend was working on. I realized that designing for film was very […]

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Design Camp: Learning, Playing, and Making a Mess

Over the summer, children filled McNeal hall with Rube Goldberg machines, paper sculptures, and piles of stones. They explored problem solving, creativity, form-making, design thinking, and innovation at Design Camp, run by PhD students Jody Lawrence (Interior Design) and Sarah Alfalah (Graphic Design). The camp was offered for ages 9 to 15 through the University Youth & Community Programs Discovering […]

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Illustrating the Great Minnesota Get-Together

Adam Turman (Design Communications ’99)’s favorite part about the Minnesota State Fair isn’t the seed art, or the Miracle of Birth, or anything on a stick. It’s the people-watching. “We call the State Fair ‘the Great Minnesota Get-Together,’ and it really is. Whenever I go, I see how it brings together all different types of people.” When he got an […]

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Pixels, Picnics, and Cubes: College of Design at Northern Spark

Once a year, Minneapolis stays up all night to celebrate, learn, and create at Northern Spark. At the College of Design, we’ve been preparing for this nuit blanche all spring. Molly Reichert (Architecture) taught an entire studio module dedicated to the event. “I think it is essential for architecture students to have an opportunity to design and build at full […]

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