CDes events this week -- April 18, 2011


Universal Design Retrofitting Workshop
Monday, April 18, 2011, 9 am, 274 McNeal Hall
Learn how good design and assistive technology can help individuals learn independently. The workshop purpose is to provide residential professionals with information about: what to expect with aging, range of design and assistive alternatives to adapt housing to support aging Boomers, and valuating options according to criteria of accessibility, affordability, comfort, energy efficiency, and safety.

The Good, The Bad + The Dirty
Monday, April 18, 2011, 6 pm, 100 Rapson Hall
Julie Bargmann, Founding principal, D.I.R.T. studio; associate professor, University of Virginia
Despite sustainable efforts to green (which, by the way, is not a verb), our urban landscapes are complex mosaics of gray, brown, and, too often, toxic orange. D.I.R.T. believes these colorful, ugly ducklings are the design fodder for the future.

Retail Merchandising Company Tour - Target Corporation
Friday, April 22, 2011, 10:30am, meet in McNeal Atrium
Visit Target Corporation to hear about the jobs and career paths for students interested in the retail industry. Attendees will hear from a variety of people in areas including merchandising, sourcing, financial and retail services, and stores. After hearing from a panel of speakers, guests will tour work spaces and the headquarters building. Register at


Rapson Hall Courtyard

Emergent Green
April 19-29, 2011
Just how green are our buildings? Want to see the bigger picture of sustainable design?
The Emergent Green exhibit takes a deeper look into 'sustainable' material production and consumption, examining material life cycles...from cradle to grave.

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 22, 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.

HGA Gallery (Rapson Hall)

Art, Design and Community Building
March 28 - May 1, 2011
In conjunction with the 2011 Bruner/Loeb Forum, which will be held in Minneapolis this year, this exhibition features a selection of projects which combine Art, Design and Community Building from across the U.S. Projects by the Rice Building Workshop (Houston), and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (Detroit), along with projects by several other organizations who meld these disciplines together will be showcased in this exhibition.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or