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Interpreting 35W in South Minneapolis Through Art and Media

The 35W Interstate Highway is a staple for Minneapolis commuters, but what many people may not know is that the highway and its construction is responsible for the segmentation of communities and displacement of hundreds of families—the impacts of which are still felt today.

For his capstone project, Tyler McDaniel (Heritage Studies and Public History) created workshops for children to artistically interpret the history of South Minneapolis and 35W.

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Alpha Rho Chi, A Butterfly House, and the Power of Design

Last summer, the newly reinstated Alpha Rho Chi (APX) Mnesicles Chapter at the University of Minnesota collaborated with YMCA Camp Streefland in Lakeville, MN to teach children ages 6-14 the value of design education. Their project was twofold: constructing a Butterfly House and instilling campers with design thinking values. "The Butterfly House … became a great opportunity for students to see a project from inception to completion," explained Drew Heller, current president of the APX chapter. "Up until this point, many of our members had limited experience in constructing anything, let alone something of this scale." The group worked with Madi Goodrich, arts and crafts director at Camp Streefland, to decide the needs, layout, and design of the building. It…

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