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Friday 12/02/22
  • Closing Reception: Alternate Universe and Threshold Exhibitions
  • 05:30 pm

    Closing reception for two exhibitions in Gallery 181:

    Alternate Universe: 22nd Annual Postcard Print Exchange Exhibition and Silent Auction

    2021: Threshold: International Print Exchange Programme (IPEP): India

    These shows are open from 9 a.m. Monday, Nov 28, through 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2.

  • Mapping Emotions and Well-Being Evocative Places
  • 09:00 am

    Mapping Emotions and Well-Being Evocative Places

    Alenka Poplin

    Associate professor, community and regional planning


    This presentation concentrates on mapping emotions and well-being evocative places – places at which people recharge and feel at peace. Paper-map and digital-mapping experiments were conducted in Hamburg (Germany), Ames and Grinnell (Iowa), Vitória, and Belo Horizonte (Brazil). The data about the characteristics of the self-selected evocative places and emotions felt at these places resulted in the Conceptual Model of an Evocative Place (CMEP). The model provides four categories with which places can be described including physical attributes, experiences, senses, and values. The presentation concludes with a discussion on the challenges of mapping emotions and future research.

    About the RAM Colloquium

    The RAM Colloquium is a forum for discussing the latest research in the field of geospatial information science and adjoining fields. Invited speakers will report on their recent and ongoing work and provide an outlook on major lines and challenges ahead in their respective fields.

    Register to receive Zoom link

    Use the Google form to register. All registrants will receive the Zoom link closer to the event.

Saturday 12/03/22
  • ‘Beauty Project’ by Ingrid Lilligren
  • 02:00 pm

    Beauty Project

    Ingrid Lilligren


    Artist Ingrid Lilligren, professor of art and visual culture, will host a series of open houses at her studio in downtown Ames to share new work created in fall 2021 as part of an Iowa State University Faculty Professional Development Assignment and in spring 2022, and fired over the course of spring and summer in various kilns.


    Ideas about and meanings of beauty have multiple resonances. Aphorisms about beauty abound: it’s “in the eye of the beholder; “it’s only skin deep.” Asserting that objects, persons, places, ideas and experiences are described as beautiful can be understood as an objective as well as a subjective response, embedded in our lives. Beauty was once thought to be a learned response, developing “a sense of taste.” This relied on a collective agreement among a group of experts and was thus neither fully objective nor fully subjective — intersubjective.

    Capturing what we believe and experience and expressing our values is a culturally and cognitively mediated activity. Is this still pertinent? Do we define this alone or in some negotiated manner? Is beauty still a relevant idea and if so, why?

    You’re invited to see the new pieces, stay for a conversation and bring friends: Saturdays, Nov. 19, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 2–5 p.m.

    Thanks to Theaster Gates Studio, Chicago (Theaster Gates, Nick Weddell, Jesse Bercaw, Jason Taylor) and Zach Wollert, Kirkwood College, for firing assistance.

Thursday 12/01/22
  • Dimensions of Dialogue Exhibition Reception
  • 02:10 pm

    Special Collections and University Archives is partnering with ARTIS 355x: Letterpress Book Arts, taught by Raluca Iancu, assistant professor of art and visual culture, to present the Dimensions of Dialogue exhibition featuring student work inspired by books from Special Collections.

    Students visited Special Collections and University Archives in early September to learn about the history of the book and printing, explore the materiality of books from different periods and gather inspiration for their own book projects.

    This exhibition highlights the letterpress book arts class’ second project of the semester, in which each student created two accordion books that are in dialogue with each other and respond to one or more books from Special Collections. In the exhibition statement, Iancu explains that the conversation between the two pieces “could take place in the binding, through the physical relationship of the accordion form, scale and materials, or through the use of imagery.”

    The exhibition will open with a reception from 2:10–5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in 198 Library, with the pieces on display in the exhibit case on the first floor of the library to the east of the Main Desk. There will be a general reception from 2:10–2:45 p.m., followed by student presentations. Each student will give a brief artist talk, including all the works they have made this semester and all their research. The program is open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

    This is the second time Special Collections and University Archives has partnered with this class for an exhibition of student work.

Tuesday 11/29/22
  • Program Night
  • 05:00 pm

    Students in the Core Design Program are encouraged to attend the College of Design Program Night. Representatives from each of our degree programs will be available to talk about their programs and answer your questions to help you decide what areas you want to apply to at the end of the academic year. Flyers with building maps and program locations will be posted closer to the event.

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