College of Design Fall 2011 events schedule


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Housing Alumni Gathering
Wednesday, October 5
6-8 PM
274 McNeal Hall
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Please join us for the annual Housing Alumni Gathering - a gathering of current students and alumni from the housing studies program.

Hear the latest on the housing crisis

"The Housing Crisis: Where do we go from here?"
Since 2006, there have been over 100,000 foreclosures in the state of Minnesota. Furthermore, approximately 20 percent of Minnesota homeowners owe more than their home is worth. Professor Jeff Crump will present the latest information on the housing crisis in Minnesota. He will also discuss potential solutions and a call to renew our commitment for adequate and affordable housing for all.

Share your news
We will allow extra time to have alumni share what they are currently doing and to talk and network with students.

Out of town? Can't attend? For those of you who can't get to the event, we invite you to send us an update about what you are doing to share during the event or in our alumni news blog. Send news to Lori Mollberg,

Pre-Registration is appreciated: Register here or call 612-625-8796.

Presented by the Housing Organization for University Students (HOUS) and the Housing Studies Program, University of Minnesota College of Design.

Rendezvous with the U
Context and Intuition: Modern, Public, Local Space
Featuring Hasan Çalışlar and Kerem Erginoğlu
Founding principals, Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects, Istanbul , Turkey
Friday, October 14
6 PM lecture, 100 Rapson Hall
7-9 PM reception with exhibitions, opening of the DigiFabLab, music and cash bar, HGA Gallery and courtyard
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Join friends from the School of Architecture and AIA Minneapolis for the annual Rendezvous lecture "Context and Intuition: Modern, Public, Local Space" featuring Istanbul-based architects Hasan Çalışlar and Kerem Erginoğlu. After the lecture, stop by the grand opening of the new DigiFabLab and take time to view exhibitions including "The Architecture of Erginoğlu & Çalışlar" in the HGA gallery and an exhibition of work by Istanbul study abroad students. Socialize and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, live music and a cash bar from 7-9 PM.

Context and Intuition: Modern, Public, Local Space

Hasan Çalışlar and Kerem Erginoğlu founded Istanbul-based Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects in 1993. The firm specializes in urban planning, architecture, and interior design with a diverse portfolio of national and international projects including an adaptive re-use design of a former salt repository in Istanbul's industrical Kasimpaşa neighborhood, which received the New & Old Award at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in 2010.

Inspired by architecture that is modern, public and local, Erginoğlu & Çalışlar continually seek to question and be informed by the contexts and elemental morphologies of their projects, working at both pragmatic and conceptual scales to link economy, construction and design. "Context and Intuition" will focus on their current work.

The "Rendezvous with the U" lecture is co-sponsored by AIA Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota College of Design, School of Architecture, and Cass Gilbert Lecture Fund.

"The Architecture of Erginoğlu & Çalışlar" and exhibition of student work from Istanbul are organized by the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) with major support from HGA Architects and Engineers. GMD programs are partially funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

RETAIL CONNECT: Going Mobile, Getting Social... Shopping with Today's Consumers *
Thursday, October 27
6:30 PM, registration opens, 7 PM program, reception follows
Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Registration: $20 general, $10 students
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What are the latest technologies and social media strategies retailers are using to connect with customers and respond to the way they want to shop, while building brand and driving sales in the virtual marketplace? Join us and find out!

Don Wortley from Best Buy's digital marketing group and Peter Riley of Kohl's will share their insights and strategies. Reception and time for networking will follow program. Advanced registration required.

Retail Connect 2011 is sponsored by Kohl's and presented by the Retail Merchandising Program and Retail Merchandising Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota College of Design.

Landscape Architecture Alumni Reunion: ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo 2011 *
ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo, October 30 - November 2
Alumni Reunion, Sunday, October 30, 8-10 PM
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Free for all meeting registrants. Meeting badge required.

Alumni reunion for University of Minnesota Department of Landscape Architecture hosted by department head, Lance Neckar.

Goldstein Museum of Design 35th Anniversary*
November 4, 5:30-9:30 PM
International Market Square, 275 Market Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Registration: $100
Call 612-624-7434 to register and purchase tickets.

The Goldstein Museum of Design's Advisory Board presents BLACK AND WHITE BALL: 35 Years of Celebrating Design. The anniversary fundraiser will include dining live auction, and entertainment by noted jazz singer Connie Evingson.

Sustainable Neighborhood Design

November 5
Rapson Hall
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A one-day conference organized by the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) and the Metropolitan Design Center - both centers at the University of Minnesota College of Design. Sustainable Neighborhood Design (PDF)

E3 2011: The Latest in Renewable Energy Innovation*
Monday, November 7
McNamara Alumni Center
Information, registration, and fees:

Presented by the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment. Sponsored by Faegre and Benson LLP, The Consulate General of Canada, Twin Cities Business, the University of Minnesota College of Design and College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, and the Great Plains Institute.

The State of the Interior Design Profession
Panel Discussion and Book Signing
Tuesday, November 15
5:30 PM doors open, 6-7:30 PM program, reception follows
Pohlad Hall, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Registration link coming soon.

The State of the Interior Design Profession (Fairchild Books, 2010) is a "must-read" book that draws on the perspectives of more than 80 practitioner authors to address 12 issues critical to the interior design profession. Hear about the impetus for the book and why certain issues and authors were chosen to be highlighted. College of Design faculty members and editors Caren Martin and Denise Guerin and three local contributors to the book will discuss the value of interior design, the body of knowledge and its relationship to welfare, evidence-based design, factors influencing practice, and regulation of interior design practice. Book sales and signing reception will follow the panel discussion.

Caren S. Martin, PhD, CID, FASID, IDEC, Associate Professor, College of Design (editor/moderator)
Denise A. Guerin, PhD, FASID, FIDEC, IIDA, Professor, College of Design (editor/moderator)
Anita Barnett, FIIDA, Owner, Anita Barnett Consulting
Janice Carleen Linster, FASID, CID, LEED AP, Founder, Studio Hive, Inc.
Terri Zborowsky, PhD, Director of Healthcare Education and Research, AECOM

Co-sponsored by the Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis Central, Humanities, History and Social Sciences and University of Minnesota College of Design.

Ink Link: A Letterpress Mixer*
Friday, November 18
6:30-9 PM, brief program 7 PM
McNeal Hall auditorium, atrium and print studios
Registration: $5 students, faculty and staff; $10 alumni and friends
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Come for the ink and stay for a drink! We're opening up the print studios so drop by, roll up your sleeves, and create your own work of art incorporating letterpresses, the Hamilton wood type collection, screen printing and more. Print on our paper or bring your own. Snap a photo of your creation and post it to our online gallery. Hang out, reconnect with friends, and catch up on what's going on with the graphic design program and Hamilton Wood Type Museum while you enjoy music, light munchies and a cash bar.

Presented by the Graphic Design program of the University of Minnesota College of Design, and Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum.

Dirty Laundry
Thursday, December 1
6:30 PM social time with appetizers and refreshments, 7 PM program begins
Weisman Art Museum
Free and open to the public.
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Dirty Laundry delivers the dirt on design. Listen in as professionals from graphic design and architecture talk about their design process and share career tales with a humorous twist--revealing their best and worst experiences working in the creative, crazy, challenging world of design. Prepare for a juicy night of design gossip.

Presented by the Design Student and Alumni Board, University of Minnesota College of Design.