[RE] Engaged Architecture Symposium: Celebrating 20 Years of Studio 804

The School of Architecture Design & Planning and Studio 804 will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the [RE] Engaged Architecture symposium. It will be held in Lawrence on March 28th at the East Hills Construction Innovation Laboratory. We are hosting six internationally renowned architects, each of whom will lecture. They include Brian MacKay-Lyons, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects; Frank Harmon, Frank Harmon Associates; Andrew Freear, The Rural Studio; Ted Flato, Lake | Flato; Brigitte Shim, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, and Marlon Blackwell, Marlon Blackwell Architects, with remarks by Susan Szenasy, editor, Metropolis magazine. Seating is extremely limited, so register today for this one-of-a-kind event at studio804.com/symposium.


Makers and Creative Class exhibit at Kansas City Design Center, March 26-April 6

As a part of the Kansas City Design Week celebration, everyone is invited to view an exhibit titled Emerging Economies: KC Makers and the Creative Class Mar. 26 through April 6 at the Kansas City Design Center. University of Kansas architecture students produced the design research and proposals which focus on transforming the Linwood Midtown Neighborhood into a district of creative, collaborative maker-spaces. 

These, in turn, would stimulate the growth of amenities in the area such as pop-up stores, farmers' markets, bike shops and housing. The work was produced in studios taught by KU Associate Professor Shannon Criss and Adjunct Professor Matt Kleinmann. The Kansas City Design Center is located at 1020 Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo. A reception will be held opening night, March 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


MoCoLab to display student work during KC Design Week

Save March 27th, 8:00-11:00 p.m., for an appearance by the MoCoLab at the Kansas City Center for Architecture & Design, 1810 McGee, Kansas City, Mo. It's part of Kansas City Design Week Celebration. Associate Prof. Shannon Criss said that the MoCoLab will be outfitted with an exhibit of KU Department of Architecture student work with a special emphasis on public interest design. More KU student work will be displayed at the Kansas City Design Center, 1020 Baltimore. The MoCoLab (short for "mobile collaboratory") is an Airstream trailer that was restored, and made into a mobile community center by students enrolled in Assoc. Professor Nils Gore's Studio 409 class last spring and summer.     


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Architecture students don't forget tomorrow's career fair 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Union! Forty-two firms are looking for employees. Bring your resume and a portfolio! Firms who are recruiting include: bcDESIGNGROUP; Beck; Black & Veatch; BNIM Architects; BRR Architecture; Burns & McDonnell; Callison; Cannon Design; Corgan; CRB; Cyntergy AEC; DLR Group; Elliott Workshop; Finkle+Williams Architecture; Forum Studio; GBA; Gensler; GLMV Architecture, Inc.; HDR Inc.; Health Facilities Group LLC; Helix Architecture & Design; HKS, Inc.; HNTB Corporation; Hoefer Wysocki Architects; HOK; HTK Architects; IBM; International Architects Atelier; Jacobs; Klover Architects, Inc.; KSQ Architects; PC; LK Architecture; M+H Architects; Manica Architecture; NCARB; Oculus, Inc.; Ottolino Winters Huebner, Inc.; PGAV; Populous; Ross & Baruzzini; Schwerdt Design Group, Inc.; SGA Design Group; SJCF Architecture; Spencer Reed Group, Inc.pTK Architects International; Treanor Architects, PA; Yaeger Architecture, Inc.
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Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”

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