Rebecca Krinke (Landscape Architecture) was the winner of the first College of Design Outreach Slam for her presentation on her public art project Seen/Unseen: The Mapping of Joy and Pain. Attendees of the event voted for their favorite of the five-minute presentations, with the top vote-getter receiving $1,000 for professional development and the runner-up receiving $500.
Images from Rebecca Krinke's Seen/Unseen: The Mapping of Joy and Pain.
Jim Lutz (Architecture) received the runner-up prize for his presentation on the Haiti schools initiative coming up spring semester with the School of Architecture in conjunction with Architecture for Humanity. CDes initiatives in Haiti will be the topic of a feature article in the spring 2011 issue of Emerging, which will be published in January 2011.
Images from Jim Lutz's Haiti schools initiative.
A dozen staff, faculty, and graduate students made presentations on outreach efforts in the college including a talk by Goldstein Museum of Design curators to a group of button aficionados, development of post-occupancy evaluation standards for sustainable buildings, and assisting a consortium of Minnesota counties in obtaining millions in federal grants to create sustainable communities.
The myScience portal for research and innovation picked up the UMNews media advisory: "'Outreach Slam' highlights U of M College of Design's connections to Minnesota"
- From St. Paul to Zanzibar: Outreach slam showcases U of M designers' off-campus legwork," The Line, Dec. 1, 2010