CDes events this week -- October 18, 2010


CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE: Sustainable Building Research
Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., Bryant-Lake Bowl
Rachel O'Malley and Dan Handeen, Research Fellows at the Center for Sustainable Building Research, will lead an interactive discussion on sustainable building practices at the Bell Museum's Cafe Scientifique. O'Malley and Handeen, along with John Carmody from CSBR have collaborated with the Bell Museum to create the new exhibit opening this month at the Bell Museum, "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature," an exhibit that explores innovative home building technologies and strategies that can help restore the health and viability of natural systems. Tickets are $5-$12 at the door or call 612-825-8949 for reservations.

RETAIL CONNECT: Succeeding in an unpredictable marketplace
Thursday, October 21, 2010, program begins at 6:30 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center, reception follows
What are the top consumer trends that retailers will need to address to successfully navigate the marketplace in 2012? What are regional retailers doing now to prepare? Representatives from Macy's, Creative Kidstuff and the consumer trend and research firm Panoramix Global will share their insights, foresights and strategies. Reception and time for networking will follow program.Registration required.

Creating the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion
Friday, October 22, 2010, 4:30 p.m., 33 McNeal Hall, reception follows
How people dress themselves and why--past and present--is central to understanding humankind. This is the subject of the new 10-volume print edition of the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion and its online portal,, a searchable database of the encyclopedia and additional resources. Initiated by Regents' Professor Emerita Joanne B. Eicher, the encyclopedia draws together the work of 600 renowned scholars from every part of the globe, including 30 from the University of Minnesota.Registration required.


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.

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