03-26-10

Design with Consequence Studio

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Open reviews for the Performative Architecture Graduate Design Studio will be held at our new CUDC offices Friday, March 26th from 6-8pm. Interested architects or designers are welcome to attend the jury.

The Design with Consequence studio, led by Kent State Associate Professor Adil Sharag-Eldin, addresses several issues relevant in a context of global urban growth:

  • Design a skyscraper in a city of choice.
  • The designed structure is NOT a self-referential representation of the owners’ or the city’s vision of its own grandeur or affluence.
  • The designed structure represents a  monolithic part of the city that manifests a cohesive vision of the designer.
  • The outcome is an urban artifact that must express a designer’s point of view on a current state of the globe.
  • The design however is entrenched in an urban setting that acts as  confluence of natural and synthetic forces that affects the city and the region of the world.

After the jury, please remember to stop by the Cleveland Institute of Art photo exhibit on the first floor. The show opening reception runs from 6-11pm.

CUDC
1309 Euclid Ave. Suite 200, Cleveland

by david jurca

03-23-10

Project H Road Show Coming to CLE

roadshow-poster_blogYou may have recently seen Project H Executive Director Emily Pilloton on The Colbert Report talking about the Design Revolution Road Show making its way around the country in an Airstream trailer. The Road Show stops in Cleveland on Monday, March 29th at the Cleveland Institute of Art with a presentation from Pilloton (12-1pm) and an interdisciplinary design workshop following from (1-2:30pm).  The workshop will focus on extracting design principles and tactics from the products presented in the Project H exhibition. The Airstream contains an exhibition of 40 humanitarian solutions showcased in the book Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People.

The event is organized by Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Art and Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative with the goal of increasing dialogue between the various design communities in Cleveland. Attendees representing multiple design backgrounds (urban design, architecture, landscape, product design, and business) are strongly encouraged to attend.

The hope is that this event will provide designers from different disciplines, which rarely meet, an opportunity to work together on a common purpose. The organizers are planning to direct the interdisciplinary design energy  from the Project H event into a larger initiative focused on a local project in the Fall.

Click here to RSVP for the workshop

Click here for event location map

For more information contact:

Matt Beckwith
Designer-in-Residence, CIA
mbeckwith(AT)cia.edu

Mackenzie King
1st Year Chair, Student & Academic Affairs, CWRU
mackenzie.king(AT)case.edu

David Jurca
Urban Designer, CUDC
djurca(AT)kent.edu

03-22-10

Manchester DJ Dave Haslam Talk

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This is a short notice event announcement, but we’d like to invite everyone to stop by the CUDC for an exciting presentation on Saturday, March 27th starting at 5:30pm. A friend of ours, the multi-talented Dave Haslam, will be visiting from Manchester, UK next weekend for a DJ-ing gig at B-Side Liquor Lounge on Sunday and we want to take the opportunity to spotlight some of his other interests with a talk the night before.

Dave will deliver a talk on the post-punk band Joy Division‘s emergence in the context of post-industrial Manchester in the late 70′s, the band’s re-emergence as New Order after singer Ian Curtis’ tragic death and their music’s enduring influence to this day.

If you’re a fan of Joy Divison, New Order or the bands they inspired (U2, the Killers, Arcade Fire, etc.), then this is definitely an event you won’t want to miss. But the story of creativity in the midst of affliction is something in which we can all find inspiration.

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by david jurca

03-21-10

CIA Photo Spring Show

Photography majors from the Cleveland Institute of Art will have their Spring Show located on the first floor of our new building from March 26th – April 2nd. The exhibit cleverly named “it’ll last longer” will showcase the work of 18 students exploring the edges of photography using various media.

The currently vacant storefront located on the corner of E. 13th and Euclid Ave. was the site of Designerosa, our Pop Up City book release party and will be again be the venue for Kent State’s interior design department show the week following the CIA exhibit.

Hope to see you at these upcoming exhibits and look out for more event announcements coming soon!

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by david jurca

03-21-10

Enterprise Rose Fellowship

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The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship is now accepting candidate applications for the next round of three year fellowships. The four fellowships available are in St. George, Seattle, Cleveland and Puerto Rico. This great opportunity is available to all architects, interns or students who will be graduated by May 2010.

Intern architects with an M. Arch and a few years of work experience are the best suited for this position, though the minimum qualification is a professional degree in architecture.  It is an excellent opportunity to become immersed in community design at all levels, and is a paid commitment of three years, including training seminars, conferences and a unique network of fellows.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM EST, Thursday, April 15th, 2010.

More information at: www.rosefellowship.org

by david jurca

03-02-10

Brite Winter Photos

Photos taken from the Brite Winter Festival on Saturday…

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