College of Design events this week -- April 12, 2010


Artistic Thought: Reality and Fiction -- Juhani Pallasmaa and Leigh Fondakowski
Monday, April 12, 2010, 7 p.m., Bell Museum Auditorium
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. Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study.

Spatializing Culture: Moore Street Market and Embodied Space in the City, a talk by Setha Low
Monday, April 12, 2010, 4 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
In this talk, Low employs Moore Street market as an illustration of how urban public space links anthropological analyses of the body in space, the global/local power relations embedded in space, the role of language and discursive transformations of space, and the material and metaphorical importance of architecture and urban design. Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study.

Juhani Pallasmaa's "Twelve Themes in My Work: Interplay of Thought and Form"
Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 4:30 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
Widely regarded as Finland's greatest living architect, Juhani Pallasmaa will give a slide talk to students, faculty, and the architectural community at the College of Design. Pallasma is in residence at the University April 5-22, 2010 as an Imagine Fund Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

Artistic Thought: Time and Timelessness -- Juhani Pallasmaa and Leigh Fondakowski
Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 7 p.m., William G. Shepherd Room, Weisman Art Museum
Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study.

Ellerbe Becket Optimal Healing Environments Lecture Series
Friday, April 16, 2010, 3 p.m., Mayo Memorial Auditorium
True innovation in any sector of health and medicine comes from putting the human user in the center of the design process. Leveraging the case studies and pioneering solutions of renowned design and innovation firm IDEO, Kent Lawson offers original and practical advice for implementing human-centered design for designers and providers of care in the healthcare environment. Registration required.

Making, Meaning and the Marketplace: Design Visionary and Entrepreneur Rob Forbes
Friday, April 16, 2010, 5 p.m., Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center
Rob Forbes is best known as the founder of Design Within Reach and for implementing his vision for a business. The business has grown into a leading retail destination for modern design in the US. Sponsored by the Department of Art.


Greenscreen film screening of Human Footprint
Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 6 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall

Design in 7: 7 Stories, 7 Minutes
Thursday, April 15, 2010, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Weisman Art Museum
What can be shared in just seven minutes? Listen in as seven professionals from the fields of architecture, apparel, graphic and interior design, housing, landscape architecture, and retail share thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes curious tales from the trenches. Hors d'oeuvre reception with presenters follows program. $20.00 general admission; free to current University of Minnesota students; registration required.


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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