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Wanted: Volunteers to Revitalize This Play Area

[Update: January 7, 2013]Last summer College of Design student Charles Colvin (Landscape Architecture) was hired as a project manager to help revitalize the Southside Family Nurturing Center's playground in Minneapolis. When we followed up with his project for our spring 2013 issue of Emerging, he shared these photos of the final project.[Original Post: July 25, 2012] The Southside Family Nurturing Center (SFNC) was founded in 1974 on the belief that child abuse and neglect are preventable. Today, the non-profit agency serves over 70 families with over 115 children in the Phillips neighborhood. It focuses on holistic family treatment by addressing the needs of the whole family and running programs specific to the neighborhood's diverse ethnic population. Southside is housed…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Learn about Landscape Design and Planning

On May 3, students and faculty in the Landscape Architecture department invited mentors, family members, and their "Littles" from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities (BBBS) to Rapson Hall for an event to learn about unique academic paths and careers related to Landscape Design and Planning.The young participants ranged from toddlers to high school students. During the event Brad Agee and Tony Chevalier (Landscape Architecture), along with Landscape Design and Planning students, Coal Dorius, Melanie Schroeder, and Sarah Sularz guided participants through a space making project. The "Littles" were challenged to craft an interpretation of their neighborhoods by defining streets, building lots, and zones with wooden blocks. The completed models abstract represented how each team defined…

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Photos + Video from PLAYsentations

How do you design for play?    On May 2, Barry Kudrowitz’s Toy Product Design class entertained an audience of children, designers, and curious community members with their original toy designs during PLAYsentations, a theatrical show at the Bell Museum of Natural History. If you missed the toys in action, we’ve posted more photos from PLAYsentations on Facebook. Thanks to everyone who attended – we’ll see you again (with more toys) next year!Don’t miss these slideshows: Student Tribute, Staff Tribute, Bad Ideas, and ProcessPhotos from the event on our Facebook pageVIDEO: PLAYsentations on This Week @Minnesota More information about the Product Design minor…

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