College of Design events this week -- October 26, 2009


Greenscreen: Screening environmental films and documentaries
Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 6 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
Join Greenlight and your fellow design colleagues to watch World in Balance. Over the next 50 years, 98 percent of the world's population growth will take place in our planet's poorest regions. And as the global total swells to nearly 9 billion by 2050, the social and environmental strains will be enormous. In this groundbreaking worldwide investigation of humanity's future, NOVA shows how decisions made now will change the fate of everyone over the next half century.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture open house for graduate programs
Friday, October 30, 2009, 11:30 a.m. registration in HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall
Come visit us and learn about the professional/graduate programs in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Talk with our faculty and current students to find out if a career designing a sustainable built environment is the right one for you.

Housing Studies fall bus tour
Friday, October 30, 2009, 10:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., McNeal Hall Atrium
Join Housing Studies students and faculty as we tour housing developments in Minneapolis and St. Paul. We leave McNeal Hall (meet in atrium) at approximately 10:45 a.m. and return by 2:30 p.m. Free transportation and lunch are provided. Come and tour developments and meet the professionals working in the Twin Cities. Contact: Becky Yust,


Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Dewey Thorbeck Travel Sketches: An Architect's Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
September 25-December 27, 2009
Architects who draw and record their travels have a special way of seeing the world. It is a methodology where images are engraved in their mind rather than on film. A photograph or sketch is a snapshot of a moment in time. The photograph shows you reality as seen through the camera lens, while the sketch records the emotion and character of place as seen through the eyes and hands of the artist.

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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