December 2012 Archives

MLA Applications

Sara Grothe and Joe Favour will be available during the break to answer all questions about the MLA program or the application process. Best way to contact them (for fastest reply) is via email.

Fall Semester Final Reviews

The graduate studios are holding reviews of final projects on the 7th, 10th and 13th and 14th of December. If you are interested in seeing some finished work from our current students please stop by.

  • GD1 reviews are Friday December 7th from 2pm to 6pm on the 2nd floor of Rapson Hall
  • GD2 reviews are Thursday December 13th from 9am to noon, and Friday December 14th from 1pm to 6pm in the lower level of Rapson Hall.
  • GD3 reviews are Monday December 10th from 1pm to 6pm on the 2nd floor of Rapson Hall, and if you happen to be in Duluth on Wednesday the 12th the GD3 students will be presenting to the Mayor at Clyde Iron Works from noon to 2pm.

A poster with review dates and times can be downloaded here [PDF].

Everywhere Nowhere: Duwamish

During the fall semester 2012, students of the LA8201 graduate studio are studying paradigm change and future scenarios for dwelling and settlement in the Lower Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, WA. The lower Duwamish is an urban landscape that has experienced tremendous change. No less than 150 years ago, the river was home to Chief Seattle and the Duwamish Tribe. Fast forward to today and what was once a 19-mile river is now a 7-mile channelized "waterway" that is home to heavy industry and logistics in support of an active international port.

From the manufacture of the 20th century "war machines" by Boeing, to current Superfund contamination estimated to cost over $2 billion to remediate and return to healthy river and community function, the Duwamish persists, albeit faintly, in the mind of local residents as a river.

During the week of October 8th, 21 graduate students traveled to Seattle to visit the project site and to listen to various community stakeholders, such as the EPA, Boeing, City of Seattle, DRCC, and ECOSS so as to broaden their understanding of the complex issues surrounding the valley and its future. As part of the trip, students were required to document the emotive ephemeral and visceral qualities of the site/city and to produce a video describing their "findings," which can be found here.

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