College of Design Fall 2010 events schedule


Making, Selling, Buying, Using: Emerging Issues in Product Design
Friday, September 17, 2010
10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
402 Walter Library, box lunch provided
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Campus Club, Coffman Memorial Union
Public, $30 (includes lunch); $15 for day or evening only; free for U of M students, faculty, staff, and presenters. Online registration required.
Supported by a project grant from the College of Design's Design Institute

Faculty, researchers, practitioners, and leaders converge for a lively event devoted to product design. This one-day symposium will feature fast-paced presentations from a variety of perspectives, keynotes by Andrew Blauvelt, director of design, Walker Art Center, Maggie Breslin, design researcher, Mayo Clinic SPARC Program, incoming College of Design product design facuty member Barry Kudrowitz, and time for networking and discussion.

RETAIL CONNECT: Succeeding in an Unpredictable Marketplace
Thursday, October 21, 2010 6:30 p.m., registration opens, 7 p.m. program, reception follows
University Hall, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Registration: $20 general, $5 students
Purchase tickets online

What are the top consumer trends that retailers will need to address to successfully navigate the marketplace in 2012 and what are regional retailers doing now to prepare?

Mike Dervos, senior vice president and regional director of stores, Macy's North Region
Roberta Bonoff, CEO and president, Creative Kidstuff
Vickie Abrahamson, Panoramix Global

Presented by the Retail Merchandising Program and Retail Merchandising Advisory Board, Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

Creating the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion
Friday, October 22, 2010 4:30-6:30 p.m.
33 McNeal Hall, reception follows program
Space is limited. RSVP by October 14, 2010.

Sponsored by the College of Design; Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel; Berg Publishers; and Oxford University Press.

Join Joanne Eicher (editor-in-chief), Kathryn Earle (managing director of Berg Publishers and creator of the Berg Fashion Library), John Vollmer (editor of the East Asia volume), and Jane Hegland (contributor of article, "Dress and Fashion Education: Design and Business") as they share stories about the creation of the first comprehensive reference that explores all aspects of dress and fashion. Following the presentations, the encyclopedia will be on display along with related objects from the Goldstein Museum of Design. Guests will be able to explore the Berg Fashion Library online. Free sewing kits from Berg while supplies last. A drawing will be held for one set of the encyclopedia (a $2,000 value).

Dirty Laundry--Business Edition
Thursday, November 18, 2010 6:30 p.m. social time with appetizers and refreshments, 7 p.m. program begins
Loring Pasta Bar Red Room (Dinkytown), 327 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Free and open to the public. Online registration is required.

Derek Sussner (BS 1996, Design Communications), owner, Sussner Design Company
Joel Wiens, owner, and Priscilla Magana, women apparel director, WSI Sports
Heather Rose-Dunning, interior designer and owner, 20 Below Studio (interior design and architecture)

Sponsored by the Design Student and Alumni Board

Rendezvous with the U: How Architecture Shapes Behavior
Kim Herforth Nielsen, principal architect, MAA, RIBA, 3XN, Denmark
Thursday, November 11, 2010 6 p.m.
100 Rapson Hall
Reception and Ralph Rapson exhibition viewing follow lecture

Architecture can get people talking together. Architecture can calm children in the classroom. Architecture can make passive people more active. Architecture can shape corporate culture. Architecture can encourage people to find new paths, discover new aspects of their city -- and of themselves. 3XN believes that architecture can shape behavior and that buildings -- like people -- are more than the sum of their parts. By applying holistic principles 3XN is constantly exploring the potential for synthesizing design, function, and context. Kim Herforth Nielsen will demonstrate how architecture shapes behavior with a number of 3XN projects.

Kim Herforth Nielsen is founder and principal of 3XN. He graduated from the Aarhus School of Architecture in 1981 and was one of the three Nielsen founders in 1986. Since then he has been the driving force behind 3XN, involved in all the practice's major projects, including the Blue Planet, Kubus in Berlin, Museum of Liverpool, Ørestad College in Copenhagen, Muziekgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam, the Danish Embassy in Berlin, and the Architects' House in Copenhagen. Nielsen is a frequent jury member in international architectural competitions and lecturer at art academies and universities around the world. He is a Knight of Dannebrog and has received Denmark's highest architectural honor, the C.F. Hansen Medaille.

Color Trends 2012
Doty Horn, director of color and design for Benjamin Moore Paints
Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 6-8 p.m.
33 McNeal Hall
$15 general admission; students free.
Register at the Goldstein Museum of Design website.
Sponsored by the Goldstein Museum of Design

E3 2010: The Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saint Paul RiverCentre
Registration is available online
Cosponsored by the College of Design

Housing Alumni Gala
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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