College of Design events this month -- July 2010


Imagining the Mississippi opening reception
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 6 p.m., Mill City Museum
Imagining the Mississippi is a design book that offers 30 separate visions of how the public can get closer to the Mississippi along the Minneapolis Central Riverfront. The book was produced by University of Minnesota students and advised by Leslie van Duzer and Patrick Nunnally. The exhibit will be on display in the free Mill Commons area of Mill City Museum from July 7 to Aug. 8, 2010.

Creative Connect
Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 6 p.m., GMD
Creative Connect is a national organization designed to foster conversation and connections between creative professionals in cities around the country. The Minneapolis chapter hosts meetings/receptions the second Tuesday of the month at various locations in the Twin Cities.

The Invisible Element of Place: David Salmela, Architect
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 7 p.m., American Swedish Institute
Architect David Salmela and Dean Tom Fisher will engage in a conversation about Fisher's new book on Salmela's work, which is to be published spring 2011 by the University of Minnesota Press. The two will also sign copies of their first book together, Salmela Architect, which will be for sale at the event. Admission to this presentation is $5 per person. Please call 612-871-4907 to make a reservation.

The Next Generation of Parks lecture by Laurie Olin
Thursday, July 15, 2010, 7 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall, reception to follow
Laurie Olin is a distinguished teacher, author, and founding principal of OLIN, one of America's leading landscape architecture firms. The firm received a 2008 National Design Award for excellence and innovation in landscape design and dedication to sustainability. Olin has written and lectured widely, receiving the Bradford Williams medal for superior writing on landscape architecture.

Basic Media Graphics Workshop Section One
Tuesday, July 27 - Thursday, July 29, 2010, 6 p.m., 10N Murphy Hall
The College of Design is offering a Basic Media Graphics non-credit workshop open to all University students, staff, and faculty. Participants will get an introduction to the Adobe Creative Suite programs InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Registration is full for Section One. Registration is still available for Basic Media Graphics Section Two on August 3-5, 2010.


Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Off the Top of My Head: Hat Habitats
June 4 - September 3, 2010
The exhibition features the work of artists Cynthia Rapacz and Ryan Haro. The show exhibits a melange of artistry including photography, design, fashion, and architecture that become fanciful vignettes of the life of the hat.

Goldstein Museum of Design

Flights of Fancy: A History of Feathers in Fashion
June 12 - September 12, 2010
Historical and contemporary use of feathers in Western fashion, including the origins of feathers commonly used in clothing, the international feather trade, activism and laws designed to protect endangered bird populations, and the psychological appeal of wearing feathers.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or