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Design in a Post-Pandemic World

Design in a Post-Pandemic World

This year, two pandemics have captured our attention in the United States. The first, COVID-19—the invisible yet seemingly omnipresent coronavirus. The second, the older and more insidious pandemic of racism, which has a 400-year history in North America.

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Student Volunteers Aid MNmask Production Effort

A student working on making a mask.

Driven by the acute need for N95 masks in hospitals, faculty from the University of Minnesota’s College of Design, College of Science of Engineering, and medical school worked together to create two face mask designs that could be assembled using available materials.

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Culturally Enriched Communities and COVID-19

An example of culturally enriched communities

Led by Professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (Interior Design), the Culturally Enriched Communities (CEC) Initiative champions health and connected communities in which everyone can thrive. As the world comes to terms with the many changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, Hadjiyanni is leveraging CEC’s work to help communities disproportionately affected by the crisis.

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