CDes events this week -- January 31, 2011

Events

Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future opening reception
Friday, February 4, 2011, 6-8 pm, Goldstein Museum of Design

Exhibitions

HGA Gallery (Rapson Hall)

small architecture BIG LANDSCAPES
through March 6, 2011
One billion leftover people - typically called squatters or self-builders or homeless (it's a big category) - claim leftover spaces in cities and live in unauthorized dwellings made of scavenged, leftover materials. Each of the works in this show is a beginning point for rethinking our attitudes about who and what we typically see as having no value while suggesting that our leftover human beings, building materials, and spaces can be seen--must be seen--as someone or something with potential. Curated by Wes Janz, professor of architecture at Ball State University and founder, onesmallproject.org.

Goldstein Museum of Design (McNeal Hall)

Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future
February 5 - May 23, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, February 4, 2011, 6-8 pm
Where do you want to live when you grow older? For many people the answer is "at home." This exhibition explores the housing trend of aging in place by developing products and adaptive technologies that allow people to stay in their homes. Curated by Marilyn Bruin (Housing Studies) and Jodene Riha (graduate student) and made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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