College of Design events this week -- April 5, 2010


Transformative Landscapes lecture by Mary Margaret Jones
Monday, April 5, 2010, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
An exploration of the evolution of the work of Hargreaves Associates, from planning and design that is specific to the site -- including its historical context, its natural processes, and the uses aspired to for that site -- to built landscapes that reached toward real, visceral connections between culture and the environment as well as connection between the land and its people. Jones will highlight projects within the public realm, embodying a commitment to civic vitality and creative solutions that meld cultural desires, functional needs, and site.

Artistic Thought: Image and Meaning - Juhani Pallasmaa and Leigh Fondakowski
Monday, April 5, 2010, 7 p.m., Bell Museum Auditorium
Artistic Thought: Novelty and Tradition - Juhani Pallasmaa and Leigh Fondakowski
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 7 p.m., William G. Shepherd Room Weisman Art Museum
Join world-renowned Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa and American playwright Leigh Fondakowski for a series of thought-provoking discussions as they explore their fields, unearthing surprising commonalities.


Landscape Architecture site visit to Peavy Plaza
Wednesday, April 7, 5:30 p.m., meet near 100 Rapson Hall
Join Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design students as we visit Peavy Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. The event will begin with background information and presentation on the historic Peavy Plaza site. This will take place at Damon Farber Associates. After the presentation, students and tour guide (Gina Bonsignore, landscape architect) will walk to the Peavy Plaza site to view the area. Register on GoldPASS. Login, click on Career Events, and Search "Landscape Architecture."

Design on Film screening of Helvetica
Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m., 33 McNeal Hall
The new Goldstein Design on Film series presents features, documentaries, and short works on design and designers. Admission is free; concessions will be available for purchase.


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.

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