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

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, 5:00-11:00 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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Isaiah Zagar, a Philadelphia mosaic artist and muralist will be giving the ragaZagar Mural Workshop June 6-7 at the Noto Arts Place in Topeka, http://www.notoartsplace.com. Participants will learn mosaic techniques from Zagar while working on a mural in NOTO. Limited to 20 participants and 6 apprentices. Apprentices will also work June 8 & 9 to finish final details of the mural. The cost is $200 per person, however, scholarships are available For scholarship information, send an email to mulvane.info@washburn.edu, include Zagar Scholarship in Subject line of email. Register for the workshop and other activities at http://www.washburn.edu/mulvane-ragazagar.
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