College of Design events this week -- November 9, 2009


LA DALLMAN: Fabricated Landscapes
Monday, November 9, 2009, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
The work of LA DALLMAN explores architecture as transformed site, reshaping the raw materials of found and abstracted landscape in projects of diverse scale and type. The practice deploys material and detailing investigations as cultural artifacts, which grow from the context. The lecture will discuss LA DALLMAN's permanent exhibits at Discovery World, the new University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Hillel Student Center, and the Levy House.


Greenscreen: Screening environmental films and documentaries
Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 6 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
Join Greenlight and your fellow design colleagues to watch Manufactured Landscapes. More than a simple portrait of an artist, this documentary about celebrated Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is also an examination of industrialization and globalization. Known for finding strange beauty in large industrial vistas, Burtynsky searches for great shots on trips to China and Bangladesh. In contrast to his seemingly impersonal aesthetic, the film focuses on individuals, revealing the dreariness and dangers of industrial work.

Cocktail reception with Yeohlee
Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 5 p.m., JV & Company, Gaviidae Common 555 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Meet fashion designer Yeohlee Teng, recipient of the 2004 Cooper Hewitt national Design Award for Fashion Design and renowned for dressing the "urban nomad," and see the new YEOHLEE Spring 2010 collection. Organized by FGMD, Weisman Art Museum, and JV & Company. $50 each, space limited to 50. For ticket, contact Northrop at 612-624-2345.

Design in the Dark: Lagerfeld Confidential
Thursday, November 12, 2009, 7 p.m., 33 McNeal Hall
See the stories behind the top fashion designers in Design in the Dark: A Film Series, documentaries and short works on design and designers. Lagerfeld Confidential will be held at 33 McNeal Hall Auditorium. The film is free; concessions for sale.

H.O.U.S. Alumni Gala
Friday, November 13, 2009, 5:30 p.m., McNeal Hall Atrium
This casual gathering of housing alumni, faculty, and students is a chance to reconnect, share stories, and hear the latest news and research from the program. RSVP online by November 9, 2009. For questions, contact Becky Yust, H.O.U.S. faculty advisor, or 612-624-7461.


HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Noguchi: The Sets for Martha Graham
November 9-December 20, 2009
Organized with assistance and generosity of the Noguchi Museum
Isamu Noguchi (1904-88), a prominent Japanese-American artist and landscape architect, designed more than 20 innovative sets for original Martha Graham (1894-1991) dance productions. A ground-breaking dancer and choreographer, Graham defined the modern dance movement.

Related event: Northrop's November 12th restaging of Graham's Greek psychodrama Clytemnestra, a masterpiece of 20th century American modernist dance. "Exhibit on Noguchi's sets for Martha Graham opens at U of M"

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.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or