Tag Archives: film

Revealing Patterns by Scaling Time

How do people define personal space? What determines the flow and interaction between bikes, cars, and pedestrians? How do our bodies move unconsciously when we’re focused on a specific task? This fall, a BDA workshop led by Andrew Blaisdell (MArch ‘10) investigated these questions with an unexpected medium: time-lapse photography. Over the past seven weeks, the students documented everyday activities—from […]

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Maria Baker (BArch & BED ’93) Nominated for Emmy in Outstanding Production Design

Maria Baker (BArch & BED ’93) received an Emmy nomination for art directing the Amazon television series Transparent. In the midst of her design coursework, Baker found her passion in a different kind of studio. “In my final year of school I visited a film set that a friend was working on. I realized that designing for film was very […]

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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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CURA Housing Forum to feature Roberta Goodman and her film Empress Hotel

The University’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the College of Design are co-sponsoring a special Housing Forum on Friday, September 17, 2010, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Honeywell Auditorium, Carlson School. Roberta Goodman will screen her film Empress Hotel, about the lives of the residents of a unique transitional housing project in San Francisco. The event is free of charge and open to the public, but registration is required either online or by phone at 612-625-9040.

Earlier in the day, Goodman will be a guest speaker in HSG 2401 Introduction to Housing which meets from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in 146 McNeal Hall. The community is invited to join in this informal discussion with Goodman as well.

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