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Apparel Design Alumna Shines On at Shinesty

Anna Peshock models a Shinesty blazer

In her senior year of college, Anna Peshock (B.S. ’15, Apparel Design) took an internship at a small start-up called Shinesty. Three years later and not only is Peshock a senior technical designer, but celebs like Stephen Colbert are wearing Shinesty’s out of the box designs.

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Dean Fisher Shares Southdale's Story in the "10 Buildings that Changed America"

A new PBS documentary, "10 Buildings that Changed America," turns the spotlight on Edina's Southdale Center, built in 1959 by Austrian-born architect Victor Gruen. "And no, it's not because of the food court," quips the Star Tribune in a preview this week. The documentary includes an interview between College of Design dean Tom Fisher and WTTW host Geoffrey Baer on location, talking about the early days of the mall, when men wore suits and women got dressed up with high heels and pearls. In the early days, Southdale's Garden Court was a conservatory with birds and ponds, and the building was air conditioned in the summer using water from Lake Corneila. "Southdale's model of turning the shopping center inward…

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[Video] The (Design) Failure of Bridges and Economies

Things May Happen, a new documentary video series exploring culture, the future, and the human condition, interviewed Dean Fisher earlier this year on the topic of fracture-critical systems. Dean Fisher’s new book, Designing to Avoid Disaster: the Nature of Fracture-Critical Design, is a call for architects, engineers, planners, and citizens to recognize the error in our thinking and to understand how design thinking provides us with a way to anticipate unintended failures and increase the resiliency of the world in which we live. Follow him at @MNDesignDean and in the Huffington Post. More stories from the College of DesignThese Boots Were Made for … NASA?Design Studio On the Road: Visiting San FranciscoDon Ganje (BLA ’73) Named ASLA Fellow…

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College of Design Teams Up With Documentary Film Maker for "Shelter"

In recent weeks, the College of Design has partnered with DocuCinema, and its founder Lee Schneider, on a portion of his upcoming documentary titled Shelter – a movie that focuses on architects and designers who are using principles of good design to address homelessness and disaster relief. The goal of the film is to inspire others with design skills to consider using them to help address social issues, and to enhance the dialogue between the public and design and architecture communities.

Once complete, Shelter will receive exhibition at film festivals, on PBS, and at colleges and universities across the country. The film will also be used for pro bono workshops and presentations directed toward architecture and design students.

Stay tuned for more information on this project. In the meantime, check out a rough cut of Shelter featuring architecture graduate students Brent Suski and Abby Kurlinkus (begins around 6:50): http://vimeo.com/28631855

You can also read the latest production update from Lee Schneider here: http://bit.ly/oYMZEu

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