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Goldstein Museum of Design Celebrates 40 Years

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD). In celebration of this landmark event, the museum is displaying “Seeing 40/40: Forty Years of Collecting at GMD.” This unique exhibit showcases 40 of the over 34,000 pieces in the museum’s collection. In this interview, Lin Nelson-Mayson, director of GMD, and Jean McElvain, GMD’s associate curator, share […]

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Art Shanty Project Goes Curling on White Bear Lake

Photos © NewStudio Architecture The 2014 Art Shanty Projects on White Bear Lake were an artist driven temporary community that explored the ways in which a relatively unregulated public space (i.e. a frozen lake) could be used as a new and challenging artistic environment to expand notions of what art can be.  MORE: About the 2014 Art Shanty Projects This year, alumni from NewStudio Architecture built an Art Shanty inspired by snowdrifts that form on frozen lakes. During the event it also served as a warming house for an outdoor curling rink. Participants included Wale Falade (B.S. Arch ’04, MArch ’11), Erin Worms (B.Arch ’05, M.Arch ’12), Brita Hauser (M.Arch ’12), Danica Kane (M.Arch ’13), Chris Brenny (M.Arch ’13),…

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The Best of Sketch Off: Tooth Brushes, Refrigerators, Funny Hats and More …

If you liked Sketch Off, another event presented by the Product Design program, Eat Deaign: An Edible Design Tasting Experience, will take place on December 11. The even is $15 and open to the public. Register here.Students from any discipline at the University of Minnesota can register for Product Design: Concept Sketching and Rendering to become better at visualizing their ideas. This class concludes with the annual Sketch Off, Improv Concept Sketching Battle, where students and industry designers rapidly visualize wild product ideas with suggestions from the audience. This year participating professionals included Liz Apple, Associate Designer at Target; Kirk Morris, Associate Designer at Target; and Scott Melanson, Industrial Designer at Sportech. Here are some of our favorites from #SketchOff13:1. Bad…

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Forest Trails & Forest Tales: Exploring Place, Story, and Climate Change

A project led by a ten member interdisciplinary, advisory group including Jonee Kulman Brigham, research fellow at the Center for Sustainable Building Research, will present a free public event, Forest Trails & Forest Tales: Exploring Place, Story, and Climate Change, at the Cloquet Forestry Center on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. This event is part of a project called “Conversation-E: Science + Art in Service to Sustainability” sponsored by the Institute on the Environment in partnership with Green Art Together Evolving (GATE) with support from the Cloquet Forestry Center. Other members of the interdisciplinary University team include Roslye Ultan, Liberal Studies Senior Faculty, Peter Reich, Regents Professor Department of Forest Resources, and Rebecca A. Montgomery, Associate…

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[Photos + Video] Design Intersections 2013

At a time when design plays a growing role in business success, there remains a communications gap between design production and design leadership. How do you bridge it? Greg Van Bellinger (B.S. Apparel '88), Hardlines Design Director at Target, spoke at Design Intersections on Thursday, May 2 about what it takes to bring strategic, thoughtful design to the marketplace. Images from the May 2013 eventDesign Intersections is a series of presentations by designers and representatives from other disciplines regarding the consequences and potential for design-induced change. Susan Sokolowski (Ph.D. DHA '99) will speak at Design Intersections in October 2013. Visit the Design Intersections website for more information.More stories from the College of Design:Barry Kudrowitz on Food, Space, and 3D…

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[Photos] 45th Annual Senior Fashion Show: Flux

The 45th Annual Senior Fashion Show: Flux featured collections developed, constructed, and put on the runway by 17 apparel design seniors from the College of Design. The student-produced fashion show was a capstone experience, with collections ranging from unconventional to ready to wear to costumes for kids.  “We’re set free and can create basically anything that we want, which is really exciting and freeing,” said senior Lucie Mulligan in an interview with Citypages. “It’s also terrifying because it’s the first time that the fashion industry and people other than your close friends and family are going to see your designs.”See the results and view more photos from the runway our Facebook page.Word on the Street:”There were beats bumpin’, lists…

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You're Invited to FLUX: the 45th Annual Senior Fashion Show

Apparel design students are busy preparing for their 45th Annual Senior Fashion Show: FLUX. The runway will be buzzing on Saturday, February 16th at 5:30pm and 8:00pm in Rapson Hall featuring collections by senior apparel design students, along with designs by sophomore and junior students. Everything ranging from children’s wear and lifestyle clothing to bridal looks and plus size fashion will be on display.   The seniors participated in a studio-based-class dedicated to creating and producing FLUX, led by Professor  Elizabeth Bye (DHA). The final studio was devoted to conceptualize and develop each designer’s individual style and strengths, while simultaneously working as a group to plan the fashion show. Each student worked with an industry mentor during the process. The collections represents the…

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The Network Society & Our Mentor Program

Dear Colleagues,This evening, the college kicked off its mentoring program in the McNamara Alumni Center, where 233 students, 205 mentors, and 101 employers gathered to share information and get to know each other. The college supports the mentoring program, one of the larger ones at the university, because of the value it brings in furthering the education of our students and in keeping our disciplines connected to those who will one day work with and employ our graduates.Learn more about the 2012-13 mentor programAs I looked out over the crowd at McNamara, I thought about a talk I gave earlier today to community members and school leaders in Hopkins about the rise of what the sociologists Jan van Dijk and…

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Buckman Fellowship Hosts Philanthropy Panel at the U

The Buckman Fellowship will host a panel on philanthropy's role in society November 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM in the McNamara Alumni Center. Foundation leaders from local and national foundations will discuss how they think about philanthropy and its evolving role in addressing key issues in our changing communities and our world. Carleen Rhodes, president and CEO of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners and chair of the Buckman Fellowship Board, will facilitate the discussion. This event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. Visit the Buckman Fellowship website for more information and to register.Philanthropy Panel SpeakersThe Buckman Fellowship for Leadership in Philanthropy is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, graduate students, and alumni of the University of Minnesota…

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Can the Power of Design Help Unite Citizens?

Politicians, journalists and pundits use language. Graphic designers use visual language. Drawing on two realms, designers unite visual and verbal content in compelling communication. In a divisive era, when words alone have not been enough, can the power of design help unite citizens on the issues? Join us for “Design and Political Communication,” a panel discussion and reception Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00pm, 22 McNeal Hall. Panelists will include: David Brauer, MinnPost local media reporterDaniel Jasper, College of Design associate professor of graphic designSteven McCarthy, College of Design professor of graphic design The panel will be moderated by Trevor Miller, College of Design director of external relations and former senior aide and political & communications director for the re-election campaign…

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