College of Design events this week -- August 23, 2010


Science Teaching and Student Services building opening
Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 3 p.m.
Designed by renowned architect and University of Minnesota alumnus Bill Pedersen (B.Arch '61), this magnificent facility helps to reestablish the University's historical connection to the Mississippi River and offers a strong complement to the iconic Weisman Art Museum. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests are welcome to tour the new facility and see the future of student services and state-of-the-art active learning classrooms.

Tokyo: Small Urban Spaces in the World's Largest Urban Area
Kaori Ito
Global Practices in Architecture Lecture Series
Thursday, August 26, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
Explore Tokyo's urban form and life through the lens of Kaori Ito's work, including the short animated film PopulouSCAPE and Tokyo Picnic Club projects, which draw together creators from the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape, illustration, photography, food, and more to develop creative projects in public spaces.

CDes at the State Fair
CDes presence at the State Fair this week, located at the U of M Building (located in the Crossroads Building, at the corner of Dan Patch Ave and Underwood St.) :

Imagine Fund recipient*
Lucy Dunne, Apparel Design, Smart Clothing
August 26, 2010, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Imagine Fund recipient*
Rebecca Krinke, Landscape Architecture, "Seen/Unseen: Mapping Joy and Pain"
August 27, 2010, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
and Aug. 28, 9 AM-1 PM

* Imagine Fund recipients are funded by the Provost's Office and will be in the Public Engagement booth.


Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Time Frames and Other Stories
August 18 - October 16, 2010
Architectural plans create the pragmatic framework for a complex narrative of built space in the exhibition of work by Tom Rose, professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. He links his interest in the phenomenology of place with imagery based on real places and actual photographed fragments of structures. The large format works create a grand, dream-like view of the mundane structures and a narrative that is both mysterious and arresting.

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