College of Design events this week -- October 13, 2009


Design @ noon
Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 12 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
This week's lecture will be given by Lance LaVine on the topic of Study Abroad in Oaxaca, Spring Semester 2009.

Solar Decathlon
Winner of the 2009 Solar Decathlon will be announced on Friday, October 16, 2009. As of Tuesday, October 13, 2009, the University of Minnesota's ICON House is in sixth place.

The College of Design Advisory Board is meeting in Washington, DC October 15-17, 2009.

UMAA DC Chapter Alumni Reception, in conjunction with the Solar Decathlon, will be held 5:30-7:00 p.m., October 17, 2009 at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC.

American Craft Culture Conference 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009, Goldstein Museum of Design, McNeal Hall
Conference attendees will stop at the Goldstein as part of a craft tour.


Goldstein Museum Of Design, Mcneal Hall

Intersections: Where Art Meets Fashion
July 11-November 1, 2009
An unprecedented exhibition for the GMD through the pairing of important works of art with significant designer fashion from the collection. Inspired by journalist and Friends of the Goldstein founder Margot Siegel and her immersion in both fashion and art, this exhibition celebrates the fluid relationship between the two worlds and celebrates the exuberance of art, fashion, and popular culture.

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Contemporary Architecture in Warsaw
September 8-October 26, 2009
This exhibition presents twenty works of recently built architecture -- public, commercial, and residential -- that are a confirmation of Warsaw's European aspirations. Reaction to these buildings ranges from respect and admiration to controversy and stormy debate. The exhibition features buildings financed through public as well as private funding. Most of the designs for public buildings were the result of architectural competitions -- a practice deeply rooted in the architectural tradition of Europe. Cosponsored by the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota.

Design Indaba 10X10 Low Cost Housing: "The Sandbag House"
September 8-October 26, 2009
MMA Architects' contribution to the 2008 Indaba Expo was the Design Indaba 10x10 Low Cost House. MMA and nine other firms were commissioned by Design Indaba to design low cost houses for the families in the Freedom Park community in the township of Mitchells Plein, Cape Town. The result was a sandbag house which is constructed with an Ecobeam timber frame structure, filled with sandbags, and then plastered.

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