KU hosts Design Futures Public Interest Design Student Forum May 29-June 2
The KU School of Architecture, Design & Planning is hosting the 2015 Design Futures Public Interest Design (PID) Student Leadership Forum from May 29-June 2 in Lawrence. This international conference will bring student leaders from across the country together with practitioners and university faculty. These individuals represent some of the most important thought leadership in this emerging interdisciplinary sub-discipline. Activities will include workshops and lectures by leaders from across the U.S., and visits to public interest design projects by KU Department of Architecture students and faculty in Lawrence and Kansas City. The opportunity to meet and network with peers from ten universities that are leading the PID movement will inform and inspire.
Two events will be open to the public. David Perkes of the Gulf Coast Community Design Center will present "Design with Others" Friday, May 29th, 5:30 p.m., at the Lawrence Arts Center Auditorium, 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence. An exhibit of PID projects by KU students and faculty will be displayed in the moCOLAB outside the Center.
A “Building Communities” Pecha Kucha Event will be held Monday June 1 at 5:30 at Foundation Architectural Reclamation in the West Bottoms, 1221 Union Avenue, in Kansas City, Mo. Food will be provided by Port Fonda Taco Bar and a DJ will provide music. Suggested $10 donation. These will go to the best idea presented at the PK. RSVP to Shannon Criss, email@example.com
moCOLAB's KU debut to take place in front of Marvin April 10
Next Friday students are invited to visit the moCOLAB as it makes its official KU Campus debut in front of Marvin Hall from 11 a.m.-2:00 pm. It is part of the Big Share, and will feature a display of Public Interest Design projects done by SADP students. What's the moCOLAB? For the past year architecture students under the direction of Architecture Professors Nils Gore and Shannon Criss have been converting a 1972 Airstream trailer into its present form, a mobile classroom and community center. It can be set up temporarily wherever projects make public engagement desirable. The trailer was purchased in the fall of 2013 using a research grant from the Provost's office. Students enrolled in a third-year architectural design studio taught by Professor Gore, gutted, cleaned, and completely renovated the trailer. Professor Criss joined the effort last summer. Now it is complete, roadworthy, and fitted with a sumptuous interior, handcrafted furniture, lighting and air conditioning, and movable furnishings. See you there!
[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. Sorry, this event is sold out!
Makers and Creative Class exhibit at Kansas City Design Center, March 26-April 6
MoCoLab to display student work during KC Design Week