College of Design events this week -- November 30, 2009

Events

Design @ Noon
Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 12 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
The School or Architecture hosts the Fall 2009 Design @ Noon lecture series on select Wednesdays this semester. This week's lecture will be given by Dean Tom Fisher.

Greenscreen: Screening Environmental Films and Documentaries
Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 6 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
Join Greenlight and your fellow design colleagues to watch Who Killed the Electric Car? Amid ever-increasing gas prices, this documentary delves into the short life of the GM EV1 electric car -- once all the rage in the mid-1990s and now fallen by the roadside. How could such an efficient, green-friendly vehicle fail to transform our garages and skies? Through interviews with government officials, former GM employees and concerned celebrities (such as EV1 driver Mel Gibson), Chris Paine (former EV1 owner) seeks to answer the question.

Good Design Stories
Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6:30 p.m., Goldstein Museum of Design
Join College of Design Dean Tom Fisher and three top design theorists/practitioners as they discuss questions related to design process and the ability of design to address the social problems of today's consumers. Panelists: John Berry (author and exhibition curator), Jeff Sherer (principal of Myer, Scherer, and Rockcastle Ltd., designer of the Herman Miller Design Yard and Front Door), Jeff Weber (principal of Studio Weber + Associates, designer of the Embody Chair).

Exhibitions

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.

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

Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller
November 21, 2009-January 17, 2010
Good Design: Stories From Herman Miller explores the problem-solving design process of the world-renowned furniture company, Herman Miller, Inc. The exhibition features selections from The Herman Miller Design Collection -- an archive of the company's innovative processes and products, most of which have never been on public view.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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