CDes events this week -- November 29, 2010

Lectures

The Next Generation of Parks lecture by Walter Hood
Thursday, December 2, 2010, 7 pm, Walker Art Center Cinema
Walter Hood founded Hood Design in 1992, in Oakland, California. Committed to issues that address the reconstruction of urban landscapes within towns and cities, Hood Design's projects include the acclaimed landscape for the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; a waterfront promenade project for San Pedro's harbor in Los Angeles; and Poplar Street, a green boulevard in the heart of downtown Macon, Georgia; among others.

Soft Infrastructures
Paco Burgos and Ginés Garrido, Ph.D. architects, Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos Asociados, Madrid, Spain
Friday, December 3, 6 pm, 100 Rapson Hall
Infrastructures have shredded territory and fragmented cities; they are not part of them but have been imposed on them. Is this irreversible? How can we make them be part of cities and participate in creating a humanized landscape?

Events

E3 2010: The Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic & Environmental Conference
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Wednesday, December 1, 2010, Saint Paul RiverCentre
This year's conference will focus on the intersection among innovative technologies and policies, environmental benefits and emerging market opportunities in the renewable energy sector. The conference features keynote addresses by international energy expert Daniel Kammen and US Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary Nicole Lamb-Hale, as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, exhibitor display booths and research posters.

Exhibitions

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 / Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

The Importance of Drawing: Ralph Rapson's Legacy
through January 9, 2011
The influence of Ralph Rapson on architecture is profound. One of his most admired skills--besides designing outstanding, humanistic architecture--was his exceptional ability to draw. This exhibition features examples of Rapson's work in addition to that of many of his Minnesota colleagues and students.

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