CDes events this week -- June 6, 2011

Events

11th North American Masonry Conference
through Wednesday, June 8, 2011, various location on campus
The quadrennial conference showcases masonry research conducted around the globe via oral presentation of research results. Topics of the research include such diverse issues as seismic resistance and case studies of recent events, the sustainability life cycle analysis of masonry materials, and restoration of historic masonry structures.

An evening with architect and author Ross Chapin
Monday, June 6, 2011, 7 pm, Micawber's Bookstore
Ross Chapin, AIA, (BArch / BED, 1979) will speak about his recent book release, Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World (Taunton Press), at Micawber's Bookstore. Pocket neighborhoods are about nearby neighbors coming together around a shared commons. These small-scale settings can foster a sense of community among neighbors while preserving the need for privacy.

MERGE: Materials Methods Minds opening reception
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 5:30 pm, Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library (Rapson Hall)
A juried exhibition of University of Minnesota student and faculty work coinciding with the Surface Design Association Conference.

Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys opening reception
Friday, June 10, 2011, 6 pm, Goldstein Museum of Design (McNeal Hall)
Artisans in South Asia use a broad range of handcraft techniques to meet the apparel and home furnishing needs of consumers in India, surrounding nations, and around the world. This exhibition examines these techniques and how they have evolved over time.

Exhibitions

MERGE: Materials Methods Minds
through June 30, 2011
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library (Rapson Hall)
A juried exhibition of University of Minnesota student and faculty work coinciding with the Surface Design Association Conference.

Eladio Dieste: A Principled Builder
through August 1, 2011
Goldstein Museum of Design: HGA Gallery (Rapson Hall)
This exhibition explores the work of one of the lesser-known geniuses of 20th Century architecture, Eladio Dieste. Trained as an engineer he is known for his mastery of "reinforced masonry." Dieste invented appropriate structural types that he exploited with daring.

Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys: Handcrafted Textiles of India and its Neighbors

June 11, 2011 - September 26, 2011
Goldstein Museum of Design: GMD Gallery (McNeal Hall)
Explore the broad variety of surface design and weaving techniques employed in South Asia. This exhibition will also reveal the connections of South Asian textiles to American fashion and American handcraft of the studio arts and DIY movements.

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

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