Juxtaposition Arts →
New York Arts Practicum →
Another example of making arts education experience-based, rather than classroom-based.
Graphic Design MCAD Alum Daniel De la Torre... →
I believe this is something that will help inform part of our process. Someone who is making a difference and using his education in the way it was supposed to be used. Diseño para la Comunidad is a mobile workshop aimed to teach art and design to kids in underprivelaged latino neighborhoods and communities. Through these workshops kids will be able to create art/design that will live in the real...
Experience and Education →
On Social Design
morethanthisblog: I have a love/hate relationship with the term social design, mainly because, despite the fact I have no idea what it really means, I still find myself wielding it frequently in conversations with other designers and non-designers alike. Read More
Tomorrow's the day....
we come back and visit the Prairie Waters Region! We’re glad to be returning– it’s been too long…
The Farm School →
MCAD shares ideas in Montevideo →
Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:52 AM Students and staff from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) met with interested residents of Chippewa County and the surrounding region last Saturday to discuss what could be done to benefit the area and MCAD students. While any exchange is in an early stage at this point, the prospect or few-hour learning sessions got underway, with the possibility of...
Marcus Westbury says, "Renew Newcastle has MOAR... →
Renew Newcastle is currently calling for expressions of interest to be part of our ongoing city revitalisation program. Commercial office spaces have become available for the Renew Newcastle initiative. The spaces that are immediately available are modern office type environments – 2 medium and 4 small offices as part of a floor, with shared reception area, kitchen and toilets. Other spaces –...
Read about our projects on MPR →
Minneapolis art students share ideas with a small... →
MONTEVIDEO — Last Saturday at the community center here, a handful of students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) presented ideas aimed at revitalizing the local economy and culture through arts, broadly defined.
Granite Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook →
Granite Falls Area Chamber of Commerce now has a Facebook page. If you have a Facebook account, please visit the link below and “like” us. This will allow you to view all kinds of photos, chamber happenings, and other interesting pieces of information on a daily basis, should you choose.
Imagining New Connections in Science and...
Imagining New Connections in Science and Engineering Education Change is on the horizon for STEM education across the country. A recently released report from the National Research Council presents a new framework for K-12 science education that identifies the key scientific and engineering ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school. The framework calls for a...
Gregory Euclide: Microcosmic World Made From Park... →
MCAD MFA alum Gregory Euclid has developed a microcosmic landscape installation entitled ‘held within what hung open and made to lie without escape’ made from park trash. the work possesses a landscape painting measuring 7 ft by 5 ft resting at eye level.
Fresh Press Agri-Paper →
Eric Benson is doing amazing things out in East Central Illinois. The studio makes agri-paper using grasses and fibers indigenous to the area. The model is similar to that of a brewery in that they release ‘seasonal’ papers – winters, summers, and let the content of the paper determine the qualities. Reminded me a bit of Dale & Jo’s use of the river willow. Both are...
Recruiting, promoting, and supporting young farmers in America.
Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio... →
Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, “for real.” Geoff Mulgan is director of the Young Foundation, a center for social innovation, social enterprise and public policy with a 50-year history of...
Big Ideas: Little Packages →
Can good design save the world? It just might, one novel idea at a time. Sparked by programs like the Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability course at Stanford University’s Institute of Design, designers are creating products to meet the needs of communities in developing countries.
JUSTIN WOLFERS: And this is who we need to speak... →
Research interests include: Labor, macro, political economy, economics of the family, social policy, law and economics, public economics and behavioral economics.
A Piece of Cleveland →
Might be an interesting case-study to support the intervention of soon-to-be-demolished buildings when saving them fails.
Caffeinated Community Comeback: Small Ohio Town...
Project H Design Studio H is a public high school “design/build” program based in Bertie County, NC, that sparks rural community development through real-world, built projects. By learning through a design sensibility, applied core subjects, and industry-relevant construction skills, students develop the creative capital, critical thinking, and citizenship necessary for their own...
Weekend Travels: Montevideo, Milan and Granite...
Saturday, February 4th 6.30 AM: 8 students and 2 faculty depart MCAD for Montevideo. Coffee, doughnuts, little cuties and orange juice provided for the journey 9.15 AM Arrive at CURE Office in Montevideo. Meet with Patrick and Kate. Students drop-off sleeping bags and change of clothes at office. We take off for community tour with Patrick. Considerably colder in Western Minnesota than...
Update: 1175 Prentice Street house to be...
Hello, I just wanted to provide an update about the brown stucco house in Granite Falls. I actually went to the city council meeting on Monday to try and speak out against its the city’s decision to demolish the structure. It was not successful, but I tried. For more information, check out my blog post about the experience here.