CDes events this week -- October 11, 2010


Houses in Cities in the Netherlands
Monday, October 11, 2010, 6 pm, 100 Rapson
Explore how houses and other buildings can connect with each other and the existing fabric, engaging inhabitants to occupy the edges of the urban wall, the street, and public open areas so that a town, city, or suburb is alive.

Garbatella: A Garden City in Rome
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 6 pm, 225 Rapson
Faced with economic and social challenges in the years following WWI, Rome's politicians and planners sought to improve the quality of life of Italians, especially the working classes. Unexpectedly, they introduced the utopian garden city model that originated in England in the late nineteenth century, transformed for a uniquely Roman context. Garbatella was one of three such garden suburbs constructed outside the Aurelian walls of Rome in the 1920s. While it reflected modern planning principles, its buildings established a dialogue with Rome's rich and varied architectural history. De Michelis will trace the evolution of Garbatella through the twentieth century, from ideal garden suburb to fascist enclave.


Study Abroad in Rome Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 12 pm, 13 Rapson
Undergraduate Architecture majors are invited to attend an informational session on a new opportunity to study Architecture in Rome for a semester or summer session. Representatives from the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center will present an overview of the program. Discussion and Q&A to follow with Antonella De Michelis, professor of architectural history who teaches in the Rome program. Grab your lunch and come learn about this exceptional study abroad option.


Goldstein Museum of Design

From Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present
Through January 2, 2011
History of Chinese apparel from 1949 to present including works by four new Chinese fashion designers.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Time Frames and Other Stories
Through October 16, 2010
Architectural plans create the pragmatic framework for a complex narrative of built space in the exhibition of work by Tom Rose (Art).

HGA Gallery

Andrea Cochran: Landscapes
Through October 24, 2010
Cochran's work draws boundaries with a controlled palette of materials, creating permeable edges that blur the line between the natural and built environment.

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