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River Life: Place, Water, Community

January 24, 2017IASForum0

Download a PDF of this blog post here (4 MB) Over the past few months, River Life has found its focus shifting a bit. Since 2005, we have worked to raise the visibility of the Mississippi River, particularly on the campus of the University of Minnesota, which is bisected by the river in Minneapolis. We […]

Naomi Scheman, Philosopher

Download: audio, small video, or original. Naomi Scheman is Professor of Philosophy and Gender Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota, and a guest researcher at the Umeå Centre for Gender Studies in Sweden. She received her BA from Barnard College and her PhD from Harvard University. Her research interests include politics of […]

Voices of Northeast Minneapolis, 2014-16

Download: audio, small video, or original. Sarah Stonich is the best-selling author of These Granite Islands, translated into seven languages and shortlisted for France’s Gran Prix de Lectrices de Elle; the critically acclaimed novel The Ice Chorus; and a memoir, Shelter. The founder of, she lives in Minneapolis and spends summers in northeastern Minnesota. […]

Ardes Shea & Chris Kosowski, Gardeners, July 2014

Download: audio, small video, or original. Ardes Shea, with her husband, Warren, ran a produce and Christmas tree business near Forest City, Minnesota for almost 50 years. Download: audio, small video, or original. Chris Kosowski is a founder of the North End Community Garden. In this interview, she talks about how and why the garden […]

October 4, 2012: Composting Past Infrastructure for Today’s Future: Reclaiming the Northeast Experimental Station for Regional Food and Agricultural Systems Development

October 4, 2012Aaron Victorin-VangerudEvents, Site and Incitement, Video and AudioComments Off on October 4, 2012: Composting Past Infrastructure for Today’s Future: Reclaiming the Northeast Experimental Station for Regional Food and Agricultural Systems Development

Professor Randel Hanson reports on a project in Duluth involving building a public field site for local food and agriculture education/demonstration on the ruins of an abandoned experimental station. Randel Hanson is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He is a founder/coordinator of the UMD Sustainable Agriculture Project. Prior to joining UMD, he […]

Redesigning the Kitchen: A Mobile Hearth for Collectivist Action (The Kitchen Lab), Summer 2012

A collaboration between the Walker Art Center and the University of Minnesota. Course meets at the Walker Art Center June 18-29, M-F, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. LA 5405, section 2, 2 credits For: Graduate students and upper level undergraduates from any major, with permission of instructors. Maximum16 students Instructors: Carl DiSalvo, Betsy DiSalvo, and Rebecca Krinke […]

Character and Self-Awareness: Overcoming Adversity after the Tornado – A Conversation with KRS-One and the North Side Community, July 19, 2011

Introduction This talk is also available as an audio download (.mp3 – 12.6 MB). Legendary rapper KRS-One addresses the problems and concerns of North Minneapolis community members in this conversation. He will talk about creating unity in the community based on his own experience, and discuss community building with audience members. KRS-One is a foundational […]

Jack Becker, October 9, 2009

Jack Becker is founder and Executive Director of Forecast Public Art, established in 1978. Among the major Forecast projects he directed were: Spontaneous Storefronts (1987, 2007); and Art of the Eye: An Exhibition on Vision (1986-1999). In 1989 he established two annual programs for Forecast: a statewide grant program for emerging Minnesota artists and the national […]

Museum: Architecture of Emptiness

How is “emptiness” experienced, designed and negotiated? Through a series of presentations by artists, scholars and activists, Architectures of Emptiness explores the historical gaps created in the wake of political, social and spatial displacements, as well as the ethics of witnessing such traumas. The construction of “new space” through urban renewal is always a violent […]