|EXCO design class CANCELLED 7.25||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 08:11:26 -0700 (PDT)|
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:24:03 -0500 (CDT) From: alteravista [at] usfamily.net To: David Shove <shove001 [at] tc.umn.edu> Subject: Re: Progressive Calendar 07.24.09 Dave--The EXCO design class for July 25 was canceled. Would it be possible to let people know this late? Leslie > > From: Leslie Reindl <alteravista [at] usfamily.net> > Subject: EXCO design class 7.25 11am > > The following is a class being offered through the Experimental College of > the Twin Cities, EXCO-TC. At EXCO, everyone can teach or take classes and > all classes are free. EXCOtc is a collective of Experimental Colleges in > the Twin Cities that shares visions of a better world, offers free and > open classes and is building a community around education for social > change. > > EXCO-TC is made up of four collaborating organizing groups out of: > Macalester, the U of M, MCTC, and the Waite House. The first chapter based > out of Macalester (EXCO-Mac) began in 2006 and a second one based out of > the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (EXCO-UMN) began in 2008. We are > excited to be developing chapters all over the Twin Cities and are open to > both campus and community groups starting chapters. > > Designing for a Changing Future: Understanding the Past as a Basis > for Better Designs for the Future > > Design is a (human) response to a situation, challenge, or problem > constrained by insight, means, opportunities, and environment. The > response can reach far beyond the designer's intent or conception. > Today's solution-driven designs for society can be dangerous propositions. > > This class will examine the listed constraints, taking into account the > humanistic and philosophical concepts that underlie today's society > (understanding where we have come from) and will engage students in > applying a resulting broader vision to specific design problems. > > Saturday, July 25--Development of new design principles and student > analysis of a design problem Optional 4--Student creation of ongoing > hands-on designing sessions > > Time and Place > 11 am to 12:30 pm, Room 207 at Macalester College (Student) Campus > Center > > Facilitator > Wilhelm Reindl--Mr. Reindl was educated in physics at the University of > Munich. In his working life in Minnesota he was a researcher at the > University of Minnesota and with the federal Bureau of Mines; a former > energy consultant to government, industry, and community organizations; > and an independent energy entrepreneur and inventor.
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