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Not to Scale

December 5, 2016IASEvents0

Not to Scale Monday, December 5, 2016, 4:30pm Humphrey Forum, 1st Floor, Humphrey School Free and open to the public Professor Hunt will talk about his most recent research, which explores our increasingly confounding relation to “scale.” The shift from material to digital environments along with the proliferation of networks has decoupled scale from any […]

Inclusive Game Design II: Janelle Pewapsconias

November 4, 2016IASCollaboratives, Events0

Inclusive Game Design II: Janelle Pewapsconias Friday, November 4, 2016, 1:00pm Humanities 403, Duluth Campus Free and open to the public Janelle Pewapsconias, a Little Pine First Nation game developer who runs Neeched Up Games, will share her work and discuss games as pathways to health in Indigenous communities, in conversation with Elizabeth LaPenseé, Michigan […]

Swedish/Design: A Cultural Predicament

October 31, 2016IASCollaboratives, Events0

Swedish/Design: A Cultural Predicament Monday, October 31, 2016, at 4:30pm Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School Free and open to the public “In this presentation I’ll offer a working model for examining design and designing from what is an admittedly old-fashioned — I prefer “classic,” or maybe “vintage” — anthropological point of view. This perspective involves treating […]

Nature 3.x Where is Nature Now? Symposium, April 17-18, 2015

Nature 3.X Where is Nature Now? April 17-18, 2015 Northrop This symposium will showcase professional and academic work by artists, designers, and other creatives from a variety of disciplines, including the sciences and humanities, to catalyze new dialogue concerning the shifting definition of nature in the 21st century. This speculation requires an interdisciplinary examination of […]

Architectural Space and Hmong Identity: Long Chang and Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Oct. 2013

Available for download as audio or video. Q&A Available for download as audio or video. Sat. Session 3B: Architectural Space, Design, and Hmong Identity Koob Hmoov: Bridging the Cultural Divide Through the Architecture of Transitional Housing Long Chang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Toward Culturally Sensitive Housing: The Hmong Experience in Minnesota Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, University of Minnesota […]

March 28, 2013: Project Heat: Race and Embodiment in Chicago Public Housing’s Aftermath

Thursday, March 28 4:00 p.m., 125 Nolte Center Catherine (Cassie) Fennell teaches courses at Columbia University and serves as an advisor for AREA Chicago which supports the work of people and organizations building a socially just city. AREA actively gathers, produces, and shares knowledge about local culture and politics. Its newspaper, website, and events create relationships […]

November 7, 2012: Sense of Place in Artist Books – A panel discussion with Sarah Bodman, Betty Bright, Jeff Rathermel, and Marianne Combs

A Site & Incitement Symposium panel discussion on Sense of Place in Artist Books, with Sarah Bodman, a Research Fellow for Artists Books, and Masters Program Leader for Multidisciplinary Printmaking, at Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, Department of Art & Design; Betty Bright, independent scholar and curator; Jeff Rathermel, Artist […]

Iain Biggs, October 2012

Iain Biggs is a professor in the Department of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England in Bristol. He talks about the ways in which his personal life (his own dyslexia, his daughter’s illness) has had an impact on his artistic work.Throughout the interview he reflects on what he has […]

September 20, 2012: Public Lecture: Yesomi Umolu

Public lecture on transnational art practice and public space by Yesomi Umolu, Walker Art Center Curatorial Fellow, related to the exhibition Sacred Space, Contested Terrain. Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Location: InFlux Space Regis Center for Art (East) Sponsored by: Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Institute for Advanced Study, University Libraries, Religious Studies, Imagine Fund, College of Design

September 14, 2012: Conversation about Site and Incitement

September 14, 2012Aaron Victorin-VangerudEvents, Site and IncitementComments Off on September 14, 2012: Conversation about Site and Incitement

Please join us for open discussion on the University Symposium topic for 2012-14, Site and Incitement this fall on September 14, November 9 and November 30.  All discussions will be held: 12:00 – 1:30 235 Nolte Center The concept of “site” is crucial to the way we know and negotiate the world. It is now commonplace […]

September 4-October 6, 2012: Sacred Space, Contested Terrain

September 4 – October 6, 2012 A group exhibition and related public programs that explore articulations of sacred and contested space in art, architecture and theology. Exhibition Locations and Hours Katherine E. Nash Gallery Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota 405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis Parking available nearby at the 21st Avenue ramp, hourly […]

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 […]

Studio Co-Laboratory, 2011-2012

The Studio Co‐Laboratory project brings together creative researchers from the colleges of Liberal Arts, Design, Biological Sciences and Science and Engineering as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and collaboration informed by concepts and practices in art, architecture, biology, computer and electrical engineering, design, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and materials science. The humanistic and social nature […]

Susan Hensel, November 14, 2011

Susan Hensel‘s exhibition history covers more than thirty years. For twenty years during the sixties and seventies she participated in Michigan’s finest juried art fairs, while maintaining a gallery presence working primarily in functional and sculptural ceramics. Now her work focuses on handmade paper and her art, including drawing, painting, sculpture, writing, literary research, sewing, […]

Secret Passages: Libertinism and the Architecture of Seduction – A presentation by Keith Bresnahan, Thursday, November 3, 2011

Keith Bresnahan is a professor of Design History and Theory at the Ontario College of Art & Design. Prof. Bresnahan is a historian and theorist of architecture and graphic design, whose work considers the political and philosophical dimensions of design in the modern and early modern eras. His research is particularly concerned with models of […]

Adair Rounthwaite, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow, 2010-11

Adair Rounthwaite (Department of Art History, CLA) Project: “Vulnerable Spaces: Martha Rosler and Group Material at DIA Arts 1988-89” Mentor: Margaret Werry (Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, CLA) Rounthwaite passed her preliminary written and oral exams in the first semester of her fellowship and had completed her first dissertation chapter draft by the end […]

Paula Lupkin, April 19, 2011

Paula Lupkin is a professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis where she is currently working on a project entitled “The Great Southwest: Trade, Territory, and Regional Architecture.” She is most recently the author of Manhood Factories: YMCA Architecture and the Making of Modern Urban Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). The interview can also […]

Thomas Fisher, Dean of Design, April 2011 and December 2015

Thomas Fisher is a Professor in the School of Architecture and Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. A graduate of Cornell University in architecture and Case Western Reserve University in intellectual history, he was recognized in 2005 as the fifth most published writer about architecture in the United States. He […]

Blaine Brownell, April 4, 2011

Blaine Brownell is an architect, author, educator, and former Fulbright scholar. He earned a B.A. in Architecture with a Certificate in East Asian Studies at Princeton University in 1992, and a Master in Architecture from Rice University in 1998. He worked with Yung-Ho Chang, Mark Wamble, and NBBJ before establishing the design/research practice Transstudio, which focuses on […]

Bill Moran, March 27, 2011

Bill Moran founded Blinc Publishing in 1996. As a youngster in Green Bay, Bill began his career as an apprentice in his father’s print shop. He honed his graphic design skills at the University Of Wisconsin-Stout and proceeded to work for Norwest Banks, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, and 3M before starting his own business. Bill […]

Jim Lutz, March 23, 2011

Jim Lutz is a professor of Architecture at the University of Minnesota and was previously at the University of Memphis. Since 2000, the focus of his research has been the nexus of architecture and music / sound and space. Professor Lutz is leading a group of graduate architecture students to Haiti from March through May of […]

Developing a Three-dimensional Body Satisfaction Intervention – A Roundtable with Karen LaBat, Karen Ryan, Carol Peterson, and Chad Sowers

An unrealistic image of the human body may lead to negative feelings about one’s own body which may result in unhealthy behaviors. This especially may be true for young women who are exposed to media and fashion messages portraying unrealistic images of the body as extremely tall and slender. Karen LaBat is a professor of […]

Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Faculty Fellow, Fall 2010

Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel, College of Design), Fall 2010 Project: “Meaning-making and Practice: How Culture and Design Relate under Conditions of Displacement” Hadjiyanni used the feedback from other fellows to rework both her book project and her research agenda. Over the course of the fellowship, she outlined a new book proposal […]

Adair Rounthwaite, November 2010

Adair Rounthwaite is a PhD student in Art History at the University of Minnesota with a primary specialization in Contemporary Art, and a secondary specialization in Islamic Art. Her dissertation, provisionally entitled “Vulnerable Spaces: Martha Rosler and Group Material at DIA Art, 1988-89,” deals with the shows “If you lived here…” by Rosler and “Democracy” […]

Locating Heritage Collaborative, 2009-2010

As a multi-disciplinary field, heritage studies draws upon disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, historic preservation, cultural studies, tourism studies, planning and more. Recently, scholars and practitioners have opened a dialogue about ways to identify, interpret, and conserve a broader range of heritage resources, and the field is beginning to investigate manifestations of heritage […]

Juhani Pallasmaa, April 15, 2010

Juhani Pallasmaa has been engaged in architectural, product, and graphic design and town planning since 1963 and currently runs his own architectural office in Helsinki while serving as Acting Professor of Architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology. During the course of his career, he has also served as State Artist Professor (1983-88); Director of the […]

Margaret Crawford, March 23, 2010

Also available as a video download (.flv – 132.6 MB or for iPod .mv4 – 487.6 MB) or as an audio file (.mp3 – 54.5 MB or AAC – 19.8 MB). Margaret Crawford is a professor of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches courses in the history and theory of urban […]

Kelly Quinn, February 2, 2010

Kelly Quinn is in residence at the IAS during the spring of 2010 with the Design, Architecture, and Culture Group of Quadrant. She is working on “Hilyard R. Robinson: Modern Architecture and Professional Place-making.” This project is a biography of an African-American architect whose work includes a modern housing program built by and for African Americans […]

Ways of Working, Spring 2010

DES 1905 section 1 (call #95446), 2 credits Mondays and Wednesdays, March 22-May 5, 7:00-8:40 p.m. 13 Rapson Hall Instructor: Professor Leslie Van Duzer This course will examine the artistic production of two visiting artists and their unique ways of working. The class will be structured around a series of five public conversations between Finnish […]

Ritu Bhatt, Faculty Fellow, Fall 2009

Ritu Bhatt (School of Architecture, College of Design), Fall 2009 Project: “Everyday Aesthetics and Cognition: An Exploration of Tibetan Buddhist Spatial Practices” Bhatt wrote a book proposal for Everyday Aesthetics and Cognition: The Role of Body in Design and a paper entitled “Christopher Alexander‘s Pattern Language: The Search for an Alternative Conception of Knowledge.” She […]

John Harwood, November 19, 2009

John Harwood is a professor of Art History at Oberlin college, where he specializes in modern and contemporary architectural history. Harwood’s research centers on the relationships between science, technology, corporate organization and their architectural articulation. He is co-author, with Janet Parks, of The Troubled Search: The Work of Max Abramovitz (2004). His book The Interface: IBM and the Transformation […]

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 […]

HumanNonHuman Collaborative, 2009-2011

This Collaborative has as its goal the sustained contemplation of the complex interconnections and imaginations of the human, animal and environment. The group will encourage interdisciplinary projects from scholars across a wide range of fields. Questions we will pursue include: How do particular kinds of nonhuman–human encounters in theory, philosophy, and daily life shape our […]

Arijit Sen, September 16, 2008

Arijit Sen teaches in the School of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Sen worked as an architect in India before coming to the United States for graduate study. He teaches design courses as well as more theoretical courses focused on the way people use spaces. Sen is a visiting Quadrant Fellow in Design, Architecture, and Culture […]

Developing a 3-dimensional Body Satisfaction Intervention

An unrealistic image of the human body may lead to negative feelings about one’s own body which may result in unhealthy behaviors. This especially may be true for young women who are exposed to media and fashion messages portraying unrealistic images of the body as extremely tall and slender. The plan for this project is […]

“Sprawl and its enemies”: A presentation by Robert Bruegmann, 4/3/08

April 3, 2008IASEvents0

Robert Bruegmann argues that sprawl is as old as cities. In fact the rebuilding of cities at constantly lower densities has been the most important fact of urban history since the Industrial Revolution. He also argues that it has benefited millions of people over the centuries and that efforts to stop it, as often as […]

“Integrated Design: Sustainable Community”: A talk with Lance Neckar, November 20

November 20, 2007IASEvents0

Lance Neckar is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota. The series on the bridge collapse is also sponsored by The River Life Program of the Institute on the Environment in conjunction with the Urban Studies Program, the Water Resources Center and the Metropolitan Studies Consortium. Cosponsored by The College of Design.

“The Design of a New Bridge”: A talk by Tom Fisher, November 14

Tom Fisher is Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. This event is also sponsored by the Telling River Stories collaborative, the Department of Urban Studies, the Water Resources Center and the Metropolitan Studies Consortium.Cosponsored by The College of Design.

“A Vital Cog in the Regional Network: the New Bridge as a Transportation Link”: A talk by John Adams, November 6

November 6, 2007IASEvents0

John Adams is Associate Dean of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute. The series on the bridge collapse is also sponsored by The River Life Program of the Institute on the Environment in conjunction with the Urban Studies Program, the Water Resources Center and the Metropolitan Studies Consortium. Cosponsored by The College of Design.