Cathy ten Broeke, the state director to Prevent and End Homelessness, spoke at the University of Minnesota College of Design’s commencement ceremony on Saturday May 18, 2013. Cathy oversees the State’s response to homelessness by working with multiple state agencies, community partners, and private stakeholders to create a statewide partnership to end homelessness. She has 20 years of experience working on homelessness in both non-profit and government sectors. Student presenters included Beau Sinchai (B.D.A. ’13), Kailene Falls (B.F.A. Graphic Design ’13), and Abigail Merlis (M.Arch ’13).Cathy ten Broeke commencement address2013 commencement program2013 commencement photosMore stories from the College of Design:Support Design for Minnesota: Give TodayOn MPR: Hank Butitta Bought a Bus10 Buildings that Changed America…Read more
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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/oYMZEuRead more