College of Design events this week -- March 29, 2010

Lectures

Resilient Cities -- An Urban Design Imperative lecture by Bruce Chamberlain
Monday, March 29, 2010, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
Landscape Architecture alumni reception follows lecture.
Growth and progress versus sustainability and stewardship -- the balance between these forces is becoming more delicate by the day. If misfortune falls on the world's nations, or America's cities, which ones will fare the best? The answer lies in a place's inherent resiliency. CDes alumnus Chamberlain (BLA, 1989) explores this increasingly central tenet of urban design through his recent works and probes the important questions design professionals will face as they seek to create resilient cities.

Cityscapes: Drawing Analogies lecture by Andrea Ponsi
Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
Drawing is a creative tool that allows us to observe (represent), analyze (diagram), abstract (interpret), and invent (design). Structured according to these four components of the drawing process and applied to the investigation of urban space, Ponsi examines sketching as a fundamental activity in the design process. Graphic material will showcase Ponsi's work, including natural landscapes, cityscapes, and individual buildings, with a focus on Italian cities and the overlap of historic urban layers, architectural typologies, and styles.

Events

Greenscreen film screening of Blue Gold
Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 6 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall

Architecture Networking Event and Career Panel
Thursday, April 1, 2010 6 p.m., Rapson Courtyard
This event is an opportunity for all architecture students to begin making connections with professionals and ask questions from a panel of experienced architects. A sample of discussion topics for the panel portion include portfolio content, applying for jobs, computer programs, and preparing for an interview, as well as advice and suggestions about working in the industry. The event also features time to meet individually with professionals to receive feedback on your portfolio or simply have conversations. Register on GoldPASS. Login, click on Career Events, and Search "Architecture Networking."

Life on the (Future) Mississippi: Or, It's Not (Just) Mark Twain's River Anymore
Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 12 p.m., IonE Seminar Room R380, Vocational-Technical Education Building
Frontiers in the Environment lecture by Pat Nunnally, coordinator, River Life.

Exhibitions

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Architecture and Vision
March 8 - May 2, 2010
Opening reception on Monday, March 8, 2010, 7 p.m.
Architecture and Vision (AV) is an architecture and design practice established by the Italian and Swiss Architects Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler. Based in Rome, Toulouse, and Munich, the company specializes in the AeroSpace technologies applied to architecture and design. Extensive research and development contribute to AV's objectives in ecology, functionality, beauty, and quality.

Goldstein Museum of Design, McNeal Hall

How Secretaries Changed the 20th-Century Office: Design, Image, and Culture
February 6 - May 23, 2010
During the 20th century women poured into offices all over the U.S. to work as "typewriter girls," stenographers, and secretaries. New spaces, furnishings, and clothing emerged to meet their needs, while popular culture glamorized them. The exhibition explores transformations in the workplace and women's lives and features office equipment, furniture, fashions, magazines, and much more.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Native Viewpoints: Paintings and drawings by John Koepke
February 12 - May 14, 2010. Opening event Friday, Feb. 12, 5-7 p.m.
The drawings and illustrations on exhibit in the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library span more than a decade of Koepke's work, featuring his newest watercolors and illustrations. The playful display of the work expresses Koepke's affinity for nature and appropriately integrates the inventive character of his work with real elements from the landscape.

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

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