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Caren Martin Receives NCIDQ's Tregre Award for Service

The Louis S. Tregre Award is one of the interior design world's most distinguished honors. This year The National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Inc. (NCIDQ) gave the honor to Caren Martin, associate professor of interior design, for outstanding service at the grassroots level in support of NCIDQ's mission to protect the health, life safety, and welfare of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design. In its unanimous selection, the NCIDQ Board noted that Martin has been a champion for the public's health, safety and welfare for decades, as a practitioner, educator, researcher, author and licensing advocate. She is the co-author of The Interior Design Profession's Body of Knowledge and Its Relationship to People's…

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Contested Terrain: A Lecture with Eyal Weizman at the Walker

Can architecture be a form of political intervention? This question is central to the work of Eyal Weizman, a writer, architect, and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. Weizman will speak at the Walker Art Center Cinema on Wednesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. as part of the Global Practices in Architecture Lecture at the College of Design.He'll discuss his approach to architecture as a research-led collaborative practice. Often working with an interdisciplinary team–artists, urbanists, forensic scientists, archaeologists, human rights advocates–he analyzes vacated buildings, maps, satellite imagery, and other spatial artifacts to unravel the contested politics in sites of conflict and violence, including Palestine, the Former Yugoslavia, and Guatemala, among others.Weizman directs the…

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John Comazzi Publishes Balthazar Korab Biography

Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography was named a top architecture book of 2012 by The Guardian. It was also named a 2013 Michigan Notable Book by the State Library of Michigan.  A new illustrated biography by architecture faculty member John Comazzi, Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography, tells the story of Balthazar Korab, one of the mid-twentieth century’s most celebrated architecture photographers. It’s the first book dedicated solely to Korab’s life and career, with a portfolio of more than two hundred images from Korab’s professionally commissioned architecture photography as well as close examinations of Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana. An exhibit featuring Korab’s work will be on…

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Aaron Westre (M Arch '09) Exhibits City Fight! at the Soap Factory

Aaron Westre, an adjunct instructor at the School of Architecture, is a participating artist in the Soap Factory's 2011-2012 exhibition Art(ists) on the Verge (AOV3). The exhibition features new work from five Minnesota-based artists selected for AVO3's intensive, year-long, mentor-based fellowship program. The fellows are working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture with a focus on network-based practices that are interactive and/or participatory. "My work emerges from the recombination of ideas from architecture, software development, biology, physics, social sciences, and other domains," explains Westre. "I am educated as an architect and identify primarily with the discipline of architecture, but my medium is software." His showcased work is a video game about urban planning called City…

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