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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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College of Design Fall 2011 events schedule

EVENTS

Registration is required for events.
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Housing Alumni Gathering
Wednesday, October 5
6-8 PM
274 McNeal Hall
Watch e-mail for additional details.
To join our e-mail list, send your updated contact information to Lori Mollberg at 612-625-8796.
Register at z.umn.edu/housinggala

Please join us for the annual Housing Alumni Gathering – a gathering of current students and alumni from the housing studies program.

Hear the latest on the housing crisis

“The Housing Crisis: Where do we go from here?”
Since 2006, there have been over 100,000 foreclosures in the state of Minnesota. Furthermore, approximately 20 percent of Minnesota homeowners owe more than their home is worth. Professor Jeff Crump will present the latest information on the housing crisis in Minnesota. He will also discuss potential solutions and a call to renew our commitment for adequate and affordable housing for all.

Share your news
We will allow extra time to have alumni share what they are currently doing and to talk and network with students.

Out of town? Can’t attend? For those of you who can’t get to the event, we invite you to send us an update about what you are doing to share during the event or in our alumni news blog. Send news to Lori Mollberg, lmollber@umn.edu.

Pre-Registration is appreciated: Register here or call 612-625-8796.

Presented by the Housing Organization for University Students (HOUS) and the Housing Studies Program, University of Minnesota College of Design.

Rendezvous with the U
Context and Intuition: Modern, Public, Local Space
Featuring Hasan Çalışlar and Kerem Erginoğlu
Founding principals, Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects, Istanbul , Turkey
Friday, October 14
6 PM lecture, 100 Rapson Hall
7-9 PM reception with exhibitions, opening of the DigiFabLab, music and cash bar, HGA Gallery and courtyard
Register at z.umn.edu/rendezvous

Join friends from the School of Architecture and AIA Minneapolis for the annual Rendezvous lecture “Context and Intuition: Modern, Public, Local Space” featuring Istanbul-based architects Hasan Çalışlar and Kerem Erginoğlu. After the lecture, stop by the grand opening of the new DigiFabLab and take time to view exhibitions including “The Architecture of Erginoğlu & Çalışlar” in the HGA gallery and an exhibition of work by Istanbul study abroad students. Socialize and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, live music and a cash bar from 7-9 PM.

Context and Intuition: Modern, Public, Local Space

Hasan Çalışlar and Kerem Erginoğlu founded Istanbul-based Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects in 1993. The firm specializes in urban planning, architecture, and interior design with a diverse portfolio of national and international projects including an adaptive re-use design of a former salt repository in Istanbul’s industrical Kasimpaşa neighborhood, which received the New & Old Award at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in 2010.

Inspired by architecture that is modern, public and local, Erginoğlu & Çalışlar continually seek to question and be informed by the contexts and elemental morphologies of their projects, working at both pragmatic and conceptual scales to link economy, construction and design. “Context and Intuition” will focus on their current work.

The “Rendezvous with the U” lecture is co-sponsored by AIA Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota College of Design, School of Architecture, and Cass Gilbert Lecture Fund.

“The Architecture of Erginoğlu & Çalışlar” and exhibition of student work from Istanbul are organized by the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) with major support from HGA Architects and Engineers. GMD programs are partially funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

RETAIL CONNECT: Going Mobile, Getting Social… Shopping with Today’s Consumers *
Thursday, October 27
6:30 PM, registration opens, 7 PM program, reception follows
Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Registration: $20 general, $10 students
Register at z.umn.edu/retailconnect

What are the latest technologies and social media strategies retailers are using to connect with customers and respond to the way they want to shop, while building brand and driving sales in the virtual marketplace? Join us and find out!

Don Wortley from Best Buy’s digital marketing group and Peter Riley of Kohl’s will share their insights and strategies. Reception and time for networking will follow program. Advanced registration required.

Retail Connect 2011 is sponsored by Kohl’s and presented by the Retail Merchandising Program and Retail Merchandising Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota College of Design.

Landscape Architecture Alumni Reunion: ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo 2011 *
ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo, October 30 – November 2
Alumni Reunion, Sunday, October 30, 8-10 PM
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Free for all meeting registrants. Meeting badge required.
www.asla.org/2011meeting

Alumni reunion for University of Minnesota Department of Landscape Architecture hosted by department head, Lance Neckar.

Goldstein Museum of Design 35th Anniversary*
November 4, 5:30-9:30 PM
International Market Square, 275 Market Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Registration: $100
Call 612-624-7434 to register and purchase tickets.
goldstein.design.umn.edu

The Goldstein Museum of Design’s Advisory Board presents BLACK AND WHITE BALL: 35 Years of Celebrating Design. The anniversary fundraiser will include dining live auction, and entertainment by noted jazz singer Connie Evingson.


Sustainable Neighborhood Design
*
November 5
Rapson Hall
Registration link coming soon.

A one-day conference organized by the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), a center of the University of Minnesota College of Design. Watch for more information and registration coming soon.

E3 2011: The Latest in Renewable Energy Innovation*
Monday, November 7
McNamara Alumni Center
Information, registration, and fees: http://environment.umn.edu/e3

Presented by the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment. Sponsored by Faegre and Benson LLP, The Consulate General of Canada, Twin Cities Business, the University of Minnesota College of Design and College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, and the Great Plains Institute.

The State of the Interior Design Profession
Panel Discussion and Book Signing
Tuesday, November 15
5:30 PM doors open, 6-7:30 PM program, reception follows
Pohlad Hall, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Registration link coming soon.

The State of the Interior Design Profession (Fairchild Books, 2010) is a “must-read” book that draws on the perspectives of more than 80 practitioner authors to address 12 issues critical to the interior design profession. Hear about the impetus for the book and why certain issues and authors were chosen to be highlighted. College of Design faculty members and editors Caren Martin and Denise Guerin and three local contributors to the book will discuss the value of interior design, the body of knowledge and its relationship to welfare, evidence-based design, factors influencing practice, and regulation of interior design practice. Book sales and signing reception will follow the panel discussion.

Panelists:
Caren S. Martin, PhD, CID, FASID, IDEC, Associate Professor, College of Design (editor/moderator)
Denise A. Guerin, PhD, FASID, FIDEC, IIDA, Professor, College of Design (editor/moderator)
Anita Barnett, FIIDA, Owner, Anita Barnett Consulting
Janice Carleen Linster, FASID, CID, LEED AP, Founder, Studio Hive, Inc.
Terri Zborowsky, PhD, Director of Healthcare Education and Research, AECOM

Co-sponsored by the Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis Central, Humanities, History and Social Sciences and University of Minnesota College of Design.

Ink Link: A Letterpress Mixer*
Friday, November 18
6:30-9 PM, brief program 7 PM
McNeal Hall auditorium, atrium and print studios
Registration: $5 students, faculty and staff; $10 alumni and friends
Register at z.umn.edu/inklink

Come for the ink and stay for a drink! We’re opening up the print studios so drop by, roll up your sleeves, and create your own work of art incorporating letterpresses, the Hamilton wood type collection, screen printing and more. Print on our paper or bring your own. Snap a photo of your creation and post it to our online gallery. Hang out, reconnect with friends, and catch up on what’s going on with the graphic design program and Hamilton Wood Type Museum while you enjoy music, light munchies and a cash bar.

Presented by the Graphic Design program of the University of Minnesota College of Design, and Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum.

Dirty Laundry
Thursday, December 1
6:30 PM social time with appetizers and refreshments, 7 PM program begins
Weisman Art Museum
Free and open to the public.
Register at design.umn.edu/dirtylaundry

Dirty Laundry delivers the dirt on design. Listen in as professionals from graphic design and architecture talk about their design process and share career tales with a humorous twist–revealing their best and worst experiences working in the creative, crazy, challenging world of design. Prepare for a juicy night of design gossip.

Presented by the Design Student and Alumni Board, University of Minnesota College of Design.

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CDes events this week — June 6, 2011

Events

11th North American Masonry Conference
through Wednesday, June 8, 2011, various location on campus
The quadrennial conference showcases masonry research conducted around the globe via oral presentation of research results. Topics of the research include such diverse issues as seismic resistance and case studies of recent events, the sustainability life cycle analysis of masonry materials, and restoration of historic masonry structures.

An evening with architect and author Ross Chapin
Monday, June 6, 2011, 7 pm, Micawber’s Bookstore
Ross Chapin, AIA, (BArch / BED, 1979) will speak about his recent book release, Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World (Taunton Press), at Micawber’s Bookstore. Pocket neighborhoods are about nearby neighbors coming together around a shared commons. These small-scale settings can foster a sense of community among neighbors while preserving the need for privacy.

MERGE: Materials Methods Minds opening reception
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 5:30 pm, Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library (Rapson Hall)
A juried exhibition of University of Minnesota student and faculty work coinciding with the Surface Design Association Conference.

Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys opening reception
Friday, June 10, 2011, 6 pm, Goldstein Museum of Design (McNeal Hall)
Artisans in South Asia use a broad range of handcraft techniques to meet the apparel and home furnishing needs of consumers in India, surrounding nations, and around the world. This exhibition examines these techniques and how they have evolved over time.

Exhibitions

MERGE: Materials Methods Minds
through June 30, 2011
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library (Rapson Hall)
A juried exhibition of University of Minnesota student and faculty work coinciding with the Surface Design Association Conference.

Eladio Dieste: A Principled Builder
through August 1, 2011
Goldstein Museum of Design: HGA Gallery (Rapson Hall)
This exhibition explores the work of one of the lesser-known geniuses of 20th Century architecture, Eladio Dieste. Trained as an engineer he is known for his mastery of “reinforced masonry.” Dieste invented appropriate structural types that he exploited with daring.

Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys: Handcrafted Textiles of India and its Neighbors

June 11, 2011 – September 26, 2011
Goldstein Museum of Design: GMD Gallery (McNeal Hall)
Explore the broad variety of surface design and weaving techniques employed in South Asia. This exhibition will also reveal the connections of South Asian textiles to American fashion and American handcraft of the studio arts and DIY movements.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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CDes events this week — March 7, 2011

Lectures

School of Architecture Catalyst Lecture Series
Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 11, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 11 am, 100 Murphy Hall
When the Unimaginable Becomes the Routine: How ICT’s Enable Resilience in Environmental Crises
Gloria Mark, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 5 pm, 100 Rapson Hall
Efficient and Causeless Solutions in the History of Stereotomy
Enrique Rabasa-Diaz, Polytechnic University of Madrid

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 5 pm, 100 Rapson Hall
Local and International Urban Design: 10 Principles of Public Spaces
John Cuningham, Cuningham Group, Minneapolis

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 5 pm, 100 Rapson Hall
Lighting Design on a World Stage and Emerging Trends in Daylighting
Bryan Stacey, ARUP, New York

Friday, March 11, 2011, 2 pm, 100 Rapson Hall
Advanced Digital Model and Digital Fabrication
Gil Akos and Ronnie Parsons, Studio Mode, New York

Exhibitions

ALA Library (Rapson Hall)

Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes
through April 29, 2011
“…the allusive nature of her well-crafted meditations [are] able to effortlessly shrink and expand scale, radiate and absorb light, and mark and move time.” -Garth Rockcastle

HGA Gallery (Rapson Hall)

small architecture BIG LANDSCAPES
through March 6, 2011
One billion leftover people – typically called squatters or self-builders or homeless (it’s a big category) – claim leftover spaces in cities and live in unauthorized dwellings made of scavenged, leftover materials. Each of the works in this show is a beginning point for rethinking our attitudes about who and what we typically see as having no value while suggesting that our leftover human beings, building materials, and spaces can be seen–must be seen–as someone or something with potential. Curated by Wes Janz, professor of architecture at Ball State University and founder, onesmallproject.org.

Goldstein Museum of Design (McNeal Hall)

Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future
through May 23, 2011
Where do you want to live when you grow older? For many people the answer is “at home.” This exhibition explores the housing trend of aging in place by developing products and adaptive technologies that allow people to stay in their homes. Curated by Marilyn Bruin (Housing Studies) and graduate student Jodene Riha. Made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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CDes events this week — February 14, 2011

Lectures

Janice Young: Considering Benefits of Adding Licensed Interior Design
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 5:30 pm registration / 6 pm event, 33 McNeal Hall
The International Interior Design Association – Northland Chapter is honored to have Janice Roberts Young, FASID, FIIDA, a seasoned Registered Interior Designer (FL) and leader in the interior design profession for over three decades, travel to Minnesota to present her views on adding Interior Design Licensure. Purchase tickets online.

Events

Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes exhibition reception
Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 6 pm, ALA Library

Distortion: 43rd Annual College of Design Fashion Show
Saturday, February 19, 2011, 5 pm and 8 pm show times, Rapson Hall Courtyard
“Distortion” presents the work of 18 senior apparel design students in a runway event that incorporates a wide variety of styles and inspirations ranging from men’s wear to women’s wear, work wear to sportswear, and high fashion to the stylishly affordable, with many surprising influences. Purchase tickets online.

Exhibitions

ALA Library (Rapson Hall)

Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes
through April 29, 2011
Exhibition reception: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 6pm
“…the allusive nature of her well-crafted meditations [are] able to effortlessly shrink and expand scale, radiate and absorb light, and mark and move time.” -Garth Rockcastle

HGA Gallery (Rapson Hall)

small architecture BIG LANDSCAPES
through March 6, 2011
One billion leftover people – typically called squatters or self-builders or homeless (it’s a big category) – claim leftover spaces in cities and live in unauthorized dwellings made of scavenged, leftover materials. Each of the works in this show is a beginning point for rethinking our attitudes about who and what we typically see as having no value while suggesting that our leftover human beings, building materials, and spaces can be seen–must be seen–as someone or something with potential. Curated by Wes Janz, professor of architecture at Ball State University and founder, onesmallproject.org.

Goldstein Museum of Design (McNeal Hall)

Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future
through May 23, 2011
Where do you want to live when you grow older? For many people the answer is “at home.” This exhibition explores the housing trend of aging in place by developing products and adaptive technologies that allow people to stay in their homes. Curated by Marilyn Bruin (Housing Studies) and graduate student Jodene Riha. Made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu

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