School of Architecture College of Design

ARCH 3250: MN Made: Past, Present and Future @ CDES PopUp Museum

MN Made: Past, Present and Future @ CDES PopUp Museum

Fall Semester 2013

Dzenita Hadziomerovic

Course Description:
In the spirit of centennial celebration, this BDA Workshop will take a closer look at 100 years of designers that have enriched Minnesota. We will start with a thorough study of work and inspiration of notable Minnesota creative minds and examine the broader impact they had on our profession. We will look at the work of Cass Gilbert, Clarence Wigington, Ralph Rapson, Elizabeth Close,Athelstan SpIlhaus, David Salmela and Charlie Lazor just to name a few. We will use that knowledge to curate, design, and present an exhibit.

Students will engage in a critical and rigorous process of design through the proposition of small scale, site specific and engaging displays that reinterpret work of a master. Collectively, students will organize the first CDES PopUp Museum. This is an exploratory workshop where students are required to overcome any preconceived ideas of final outcome. Engagement in the process of making and critical questioning will be expected. The work is going to be one continuous project.

The studio environment will require students to be active participants in discussions and group critiques.

This Workshop will be divided into following sections:
Documentation / Analysis
Design / Curate
Presentation / Exhibition

Final Review: Students will be asked to curate and present an exhibit titled MN Made: Past, Present and Future.

The grade will be based on following criteria:
1. Creativity and Originality
2. Clarity of Graphic Presentation
3. Clarity of Verbal Presentation
4. Depth of Research
5. Craft

School of Architecture
145 Rapson Hall
89 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-5743


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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

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