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Retail Connect 2017 Tackles the Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship

This Thursday, students and industry professionals will gather for the College of Design’s annual event, Retail Connect. Presented by the College of Design’s Retail Merchandising Program, the Retail Merchandising Design Advisory Board, and the college’s Alumni Relations team, this year’s event will focus specifically on entrepreneurship and the role entrepreneurs play in our global economy.

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Spring 2017 Issue of Emerging Now Available

The cover for the Spring 2017 issue of Emerging magazine.

The College of Design’s spring 2017 issue of Emerging magazine is now available online. Featuring student, faculty, and alumni news, Emerging is one of the best ways to stay up to date on what’s going on at the college. Our latest issue includes stories on: Apparel design students volunteering with the nonprofit Project Diva. The Goldstein Museum of Design’s 40th anniversary. […]

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Get Your Tickets for Elements: Design Competition & Runway Show

This spring semester the Weisman Art Museum will host its third annual design competition. The museum's student group, WAM Collective, in partnership with the University of Minnesota College of Design have asked sixteen student designers to create ready-for-the-runway garments. Taking inspiration from the Weisman's exhibition, Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined, the competition will showcase designs with an emphasis on sustainability. TICKETS: Reserve your ticket now. Designs will draw upon the landscapes, materials, textures, and traditions of Siberia, while also responding to the environmental questions the region raises. Over the course of their design process, contestants will consider topics such as, sustainable design; environmental, ecological, and labor support structures in the garment industry; and how garment production exploits or depletes these systems…

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Redefining, Redesigning Fashion at the Goldstein Museum of Design

The Goldstein Museum of Design  is hosting a new exhibition called Redefining, Redesigning Fashion: Designs for Sustainability. Now through May 26, you can see work on display by designers from the U.S.A., Australia, Europe, and Asia. The final designs on display were chosen by a jury of Anna Carlson, Anna Lee, and York Hu, each of whom have examples of their own work in the exhibition. All garments are a 21st century design that incorporates recycling, repurposing, and reclaiming that redefines sustainable fashion. The exhibition explores how designers can create clothing and accessories with consideration to the environmental, economic, and social impacts. The fashion industry has many creative and cultural aspects, but the negative features such as textile waste, water…

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What You Can Learn From a Mausoleum, Temporal Graffiti, and Nicaragua

The 2012 Adjunct Slam gave an audience of students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to hear 10 members of the College of Design adjunct faculty present, in five minutes or less, a look at their professional work outside the University. Audience members voted for the People's Choice award, with $500, $300, and $200 in professional development funds going to the top three winners. 1st Place: Adjunct Assistant Professor Eric Amel discussed his contributions to HGA's Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum. The project was documented in a video produced by Adjunct Professor Christian Korab, Marc Ofsthun (BDA '11), and BDA student Peter VonDeLinde. "We are exploring form and language in filmmaking as a tool for imaging the temporal, experiential and sensual aspects…

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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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Monday Minute, March 26, 2012: Flurry of Activity

Dear Colleagues, With spring break behind us, and as we dash toward May, I wanted to take a moment today to just remind everyone of the programs and offerings we have on the agenda in the coming weeks. From our annual Design Intersections event – this years title: Tweak or Leap? – coming up on Thursday, to our award winning Design in 7 program coming the first week of April, to two separate symposiums, Digital Provocations and Fashion & Health – details of those and other offerings, like product design’s PLAYsentations, are available on the events section of our website. Another item added just recently is a lecture and reception the College is sponsoring with the Institute on the Environment…

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