CDes events this week -- March 21, 2011

Lectures

A.J. Davis's Belmead: Picturesque Aesthetics and Slavery
Monday, March 21, 2011, 6 pm, 100 Rapson Hall
Daniel Bluestone, Director, Historic Preservation Program, University of Virginia
Explores Alexander Jackson Davis's 1840s design of the Belmead plantation in Virginia for Philip St. George Cocke, one of the 20 largest slaveholders in the United States, and Cocke's radical break from the classical plantation architecture of the region. The Belmead site has undergone an extraordinary adaptive reuse by members of the Drexel family of Philadelphia and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament who opened boarding schools for African American girls and boys on the site, modeled on the pedagogical ideas of Booker T. Washington.

The Freedoms We Lost: Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary America
Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 3:30 pm, 125 Nolte Center
Barbara Clark Smith will discuss her new book. The Freedoms We Lost: Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary America explores the political forms and social commitments that brought ordinary, middling American colonists into the resistance movement against Great Britain. Dr. Smith challenges received understandings of the nature and causes of the Revolution. Most boldly, she argues that many Patriots sought forms of "freedom" quite unfamiliar to Americans today.

Events

Campus Demonstration Garden Design Charette Kick-off
Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 6 pm, 100 Rapson Hall
What do you think a sustainable garden near Rapson Hall should look like? Bring your own ideas and help us create a living laboratory which explores sustainable space-making. Some of the garden designs will be installed by students this summer. Design Charette will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011 beginning at 9 am in the Rapson Hall Courtyard. RSVP to Elizabeth Turner at turne457@umn.edu.

Apparel Design Portfolio Workshop
Thursday, March 24, 2011, 11:45 AM, 22 McNeal Hall
This free event is an opportunity for all apparel design students to get advice about portfolios from a panel of professionals working in the apparel industry. Whether you have started to compile your work in a portfolio or not, this is an event for you. The panelists come with experience and knowledge that they are excited to share with you. Register at: http://z.umn.edu/portfolioworkshop.

CDes Architecture Networking Event
Thursday, March 24, 2011, 6 pm, Rapson Hall Courtyard
This event is an opportunity for all architecture students to begin making connections with professionals and ask questions from a variety of experienced architects.The evening will begin with a short panel discussion from several architects. Students can hear advice around the topics of applying for jobs, computer programs, and preparing for an interview, as well as advice and suggestions about working in the industry. Register at: http://z.umn.edu/archnetworkingevent.

Campus Demonstration Garden Charette
Saturday, March 26, 2011, 9 am, Rapson Hall Courtyard
What do you think a sustainable garden near Rapson Hall should look like? Bring your own ideas and help us create a living laboratory which explores sustainable space-making. Some of the garden designs will be installed by students this summer. RSVP to Elizabeth Turner at turne457@umn.edu.

Exhibitions

ALA Library (Rapson Hall)

Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes
through April 29, 2011
"...the allusive nature of her well-crafted meditations [are] able to effortlessly shrink and expand scale, radiate and absorb light, and mark and move time." -Garth Rockcastle

Goldstein Museum of Design (McNeal Hall)

Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future
through May 23, 2011
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 graduate student Jodene Riha. 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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