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CDes community members participating in Living Green Expo art exhibit

Artworks of Joonja Lee Mornes (former CDes Librarian), Virajita Singh (CSBR), and Jonee Kulman Brigham (CSBR) will be included in the 10th anniversary art exhibit at the Living Green Expo entitled “Art as Gateway to Community Engagement: Sustaining Nature and Culture.” Curated by Roslye B. Ultan, the show will feature over 50 artists exploring its theme. The show will be held in the Fine Arts Center of the Minnesota State Fair Grounds May 7-8, 2011.

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Singh to present at Solutions Volume 4

Virajita Singh (Center for Sustainable Building Research) will be speaking at Solutions Volume 4 on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 7 pm in the Capri Theater
 (2027 W Broadway Ave
 Minneapolis, MN 55411).

Solutions Twin Cities is a platform for future-positive creativity in the Twin Cities. Created by Works Progress in 2007, the event continues to gather the region’s most inspiring changemakers – from artists to economists, scientists to urban planners, community organizers to social entrepreneurs.

Using a rapid-fire visual storytelling format, presenters share their work with a live local audience, as well as globally through online social media. By making ideas and the people behind them accessible to the broader community, and to people and places around the globe, Solutions Twin Cities helps to educate and inspire the public, encouraging individuals to get involved in actively shaping their world.

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Singh, others, to lead Castle Park design and community input process

Virajita Singh (Center for Sustainable Building Research) will lead the design and community input process for the Castle Park project near Crookston. Singh will be aided by a Landscape Architecture graduate student and input from a cohort of other CSBR researchers. According to Mike Christopherson writing for the Crookston Daily Times, “The effort to make Castle Park in Sampson’s Addition a nature-based park through Discovery Grant funding gained momentum from discussions at the “Connecting Children and Nature” conference earlier this fall at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.” Christopherson reports Singh will “collaborate with Eric Castle, assistant professor of Horticulture and Landscape Design at UMC, who will advise undergraduates from UMC as they work with the communities in site assessment, setting priorities for natural play area, developing renderings for the space, and assist with the installation of the play areas.”

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Singh leads research team for Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley school greenhouse

Virajita Singh (Center for Sustainable Building Research), Jess Roberts (BS Architecture, 2004; MArch, 2006), and Molly Eagen (MArch, 2010) are the research team for a proposed Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley school greenhouse. For two years, the school’s students have grown vegetables in the community-school garden for the local senior-citizen meal program. A greenhouse attached to the school would significantly extend the community-school garden growing season. Singh and her team presented their plans for the greenhouse project at a July 19, 2010 meeting of the school board. The Clinton newspaper, the Northern Star, covered the presentation (no link available) in a July 29, 2010 article, “University Staff Present Greenhouse Plans, Options to CGB School Board.”

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