College of Design events--week of May 10, 2010


Master of Architecture Thesis Reviews
Wednesday, May 12-Thursday, May 13, 2010, Rapson Courtyard
Presentations will begin at 9 a.m. with students presenting on the hour until 12:00 p.m. Presentations will resume at 1:30 p.m. with students presenting on the half hour until 4:30 p.m. Guests are invited to attend a reception on the last day, Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 5:15 p.m. in the HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall.

Jamie Dean informal discussion with College of Design
Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 259 Rapson Hall

The Next Generation of Parks: London's Green Grid lecture by Jamie Dean
Thursday, May 13, 2010, Humphrey Center
The vision for the East London Green Grid is to create a network of interlinked, multi-purpose open spaces with connections to the places where people live and work, public transport, the Green Belt and the Thames.Conceived as a living network of parks, green spaces, river and other corridors, London's ambitious Green Grid initiative will improve the quality of open space for people and wildlife, manage water quality and the risk of flooding, improve public health, enhance biodiversity, and link communities.

College of Design Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 15, 2010 3 p.m., Northrop Auditoriuml
This year's commencement speaker is architect and alumnus Hani Ayad (M.Arch., 1984), vice president of design and destination planning worldwide for Oranscon Development headquartered in Cairo, Egypt. Reception follows on Northrop Plaza.

Open Water - 2010 U of M Graphic Design Senior Show
Sunday, May 16, 2010, 3-6 p.m., Titanic Lounge, Kieran's Irish Pub
Open Water features work by members of the graduating class of graphic designers from the University of Minnesota College of Design. The Open Water crew is a group of 35 dedicated, passionate students looking for the next place to cast off. For information on the designers, go to Open Water


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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