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2017 Imagine Fund Award Recipients Announced

Columns in front of Northrop

Across the College of Design, our faculty’s research is tackling global problems and advancing their fields. This spring, 19 faculty members received grants from the University’s Imagine Fund, which supports innovative research in the arts, humanities, and design fields. Take a look at the research that our faculty members are conducting with their grants: Abimbola Asojo (Interior Design): Creativity, Culture, and Identity in […]

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2013 Imagine Fund Faculty Awards

The Annual Imagine Fund Faculty Awards at the University of Minnesota support innovative research in the arts, design, and humanities. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the following College of Design faculty were awarded up to $5,000 for their project proposals.Assistant Professor Blaine Brownell (Architecture) – Architectural Frontiers in ChinaAssociate Professor Arthur Chen (Architecture) – Typological Study of Swahili Public SquaresProfessor Renee Cheng (Architecture, Head) – Architecture in Modern China: Lost Art or Strong Tradition?Assistant Professor Greg Donofrio (Architecture) – Market Forces: The History Behind the Infrastructure of What We Eat Associate Professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (Interior) – When Places Speak – A Photography exhibit Professor Brad Hokanson (Graphic, Associate Dean for Research and Outreach) – Xul Solar and Joaquin Torres-Garcia: Pioneers in design…

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College of Design events this month — August 2010


CDes at the State Fair
College of Design professors and units will be represented at the U of M Building (located in the Crossroads Building, at the corner of Dan Patch Ave and Underwood St.) at the following dates and times:

Imagine Fund recipient
Lucy Dunne, Apparel Design, Smart Clothing
August 26, 2010, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Imagine Fund recipient
Rebecca Krinke, Landscape Architecture, “Seen/Unseen: Mapping Joy and Pain”
August 27, 2010, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
and August 28, 2010, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Digital Collections + Archives
August 30, 2010, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Goldstein Museum of Design
August 31, 2010, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sustainable Shelters exhibition, CSBR and Bell Museum
September 1, 2010, 5-9 p.m.

Tokyo: Small Urban Spaces in the World’s Largest Urban Area lecture by Kaori Ito
Global Practices in Architecture Lecture Series
Thursday, August 26, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
Explore Tokyo’s urban form and life through the lens of Kaori Ito’s work, including the short animated film PopulouSCAPE and Tokyo Picnic Club projects, which draw together creators from the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape, illustration, photography, food, and more to develop creative projects in public spaces.


Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Off the Top of My Head: Hat Habitats
June 4 – August 13, 2010
The exhibition features the work of artists Cynthia Rapacz and Ryan Haro. The show exhibits a melange of artistry including photography, design, fashion, and architecture that become fanciful vignettes of the life of the hat.

Time Frames and Other Stories
August 18 – October 16, 2010
Architectural plans create the pragmatic framework for a complex narrative of built space in the exhibition of work by Tom Rose, professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. He links his interest in the phenomenology of place with imagery based on real places and actual photographed fragments of structures. The large format works create a grand, dream-like view of the mundane structures and a narrative that is both mysterious and arresting.

Goldstein Museum of Design

Flights of Fancy: A History of Feathers in Fashion
June 12 – September 12, 2010
Historical and contemporary use of feathers in Western fashion, including the origins of feathers commonly used in clothing, the international feather trade, activism and laws designed to protect endangered bird populations, and the psychological appeal of wearing feathers.

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

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