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Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis

Opening Night of Owning Up

On display at the Hennepin History Museum, Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis explores the history of racial housing discrimination in Minneapolis through the stories of three black families. Created by heritage studies and public history graduate students Denise Pike and Kacie Lucchini Butcher, with help from Augsburg University graphic design students, Owning Up demonstrates the lasting effects of structural discrimination.

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What Millennials Want: The Gen Y Eco House

The Gen Y Eco House, constructed this summer by College of Design students and their instructor, James Garrett Junior, will be exhibited at the Eco Experience during the Minnesota State Fair, August 22 – September 2. While conducting preliminary research, students surveyed millennials about their approach to home ownership and discovered Gen Y consider home ownership to be very important but wants their house to fit their lifestyle with a majority of their area dedicated to gathering spaces.Students also learned that the millennials consider the dining room the least utilized space (possibly because survey respondents reported cooking just three or four meals at home per week). Generation Y is also concerned with energy conservation and renewable energy, so the class designed…

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