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AIAS-MN Freedom by Design Honored For Impacting Lives With Design

The University of Minnesota American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Freedom by Design program received the very first 2013 AIAS National Freedom by Design Honor Award. AIAS is a student led community service program at the U whose aim is to positively impact the lives of people in their community through modest design and construction solutions.The Freedom by Design Honor Award recognizes chapters that make efforts to achieve the mission of AIAS to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; show an exemplary level of engagement from students with the client, architect, contractor and community; and have a clear understanding of the practical impact of architecture and design. The Freedom by Design Honor Award is the highest award bestowed upon…

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Students for Design Activism at Northern Spark

A light installation by Students for Design Activism (SDA) will be on view this weekend during Northern Spark in Lowertown, Saint Paul. The idea behind the project, called Lower Course, is to connect the urban realm of downtown Saint Paul to its grand natural amenity, the Mississippi River. The installation is a collaboration between SDA and students in the electrical engineering U of M student group, Tesla Works. "Currently, the basic idea is to evoke the idea of upstream/downstream with interactive light panels depicting the Mississippi River," explained M.L.A. student Solange Guillaume. "As visitors to Northern Spark near the panels, the boards will glow with varying degrees of brightness that stream from left to right (flowing in the direction of…

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NEA Grant Adds to Growing Partnership with Juxtaposition Arts

The Regents of the University of Minnesota received a grant of $35,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that will support the development of design curricula and educational programming targeted to high school students. This project is a partnership between the College of Design, the Department of Landscape Architecture, and Juxtaposition Arts, a youth design education organization. It will include as many as five courses taught in an underserved North Minneapolis neighborhood and will introduce approximately 150 youth to new pathways for college and design professions. Congrats to @uofmdesign and Juxtaposition Arts on your @neaarts Design grant.The work you're doing for and with kids is astounding!– Jason Schupbach (@JasonSchupbach) April 24, 2013 "The NEA is proud to support…

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