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Third Nature Catalyst on Display During Northern Spark

The second annual Northern Spark last weekend featured 200 artists, 120 projects, 10 food trucks, five Minneapolis neighborhoods, and a handful of Architecture students from the College of Design. The students, who took Blaine Brownell’s Third Nature Catalyst course this spring, displayed their work along the Mississippi River Parkway near the 3rd Ave Bridge in Minneapolis. The course looked at cross-overs and hybrid conditions characterizing a “third nature”, where computationally generated form and technology in architecture are integrated by design with  ecological materials and natural processes. Teams were instructed to design wetware habitable cladding (wood dwelling spaces that will eventually rot away) for various locations along a pedestrian bridge. Once installed, the cladding would provide homes for various native insects, as well as a food…

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Faculty Attend Fashion and Textile Symposium in Beijing

College of Design faculty Elizabeth Bye (Apparel Design), Kim Johnson (Retail Merchandising), and Karen LaBat (Apparel Design) joined apparel marketing and design professionals from nine countries at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) and International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Joint Symposium March 25th-30th. Johnson was on the planning board for this first collaborative event between the two organizations. She also presented research findings. “The new, oral format of the symposium allowed design researchers to discuss research that is inherent in the piece,” explained Bye, who presented Visual Interruption (pictured right), using original surface design to guide the form of the dress and exhibited the design (pictured above). Bye also presented a paper co-authored with Marilyn DeLong, Gozde Goncu-Burk,…

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Retail Students Design Window Display for Weisman Art Museum

Retail Merchandising students in the Retail Environments and Human Behavior class collaborated with the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) Shop and designed its window display for its reopening in October. The window designers include Dooyoung Choi, Nicole R Gruber, Karen James, Morgan Mae Neisinger, Grace Louise Nordloh, Katherine E Taylor, and Courtney Lynn Zeidler. For more on the College of Design's Retail Merchandising program, click here….

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