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  • Designer Keetra Dean Dixon to discuss professional reinvention in March 29 lecture at ISU

    03/02/17 AMES, Iowa — Keetra Dean Dixon, assistant professor of graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design, will speak about her hybrid design background and category-defying creative practice as part of the Underrepresentation of Women in Industrial Design and Architecture Lecture Series at Iowa State University. Dixon will present “Building to a Point of Always Building” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Kocimski Auditorium, room 0101 College…

  • Wheeler invited to speak at Sussex University conference

    Andrea Wheeler, Iowa State University assistant professor of architecture, was invited to speak at a recent conference on philosopher Luce Irigaray's new book, To be born: genesis of a new human being. Wheeler presented "What Environment is Suitable for the Development of a Child?" Feb. 27 at Sussex University in Brighton, England.

  • Intermedia artist and graphic designer John Pobojewski of Thirst to share his firm's work March 23 at ISU

    03/01/17 AMES, Iowa — Intermedia artist John Pobojewski, a principal designer at Thirst communication design practice in Chicago, will share the firm’s work in a lecture Thursday, March 23, at Iowa State University. Pobojewski will present “What Am I Doing? Defining the Future of Design” at 7 p.m. in 0022 Sukup Hall. Sponsored by the ISU Department of Graphic Design and Ames graphic design firm Measure, his talk is…

  • 5468796 Architecture Lecture Video Now Available

    The video of the lecture presented by the Canadian founders of 5468796 Architecture, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 15 February, 2017 in Gallery 181 at the College of Design, Iowa State University, is now live on our YouTube channel.

  • Graphic designer Aaron Draplin to share 'the whole story' behind new book March 7 at ISU

    02/27/17 AMES, Iowa — Aaron Draplin, founder of Draplin Design Co. (DDC) in Portland, Oregon, will give the inside scoop on his career and the process of publishing a book about it in a lecture at Iowa State University. Draplin will present “Pretty Much Everything: The Whole Story Behind Our Book” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in Kocimski Auditorium, room 0101 College of Design. Co-sponsored by the ISU Department…

  • Architectural historian and critic Irene Cheng to speak about social reform and radical geometries March 8 at ISU

    02/24/17 AMES, Iowa — Irene Cheng, founding principal of Cheng+Snyder and an assistant professor of architecture and interior design at the California College of the Arts, will speak at Iowa State University about her current book project, which explores the geometry of architectural projects and their relationship with anarchist, socialist, abolitionist, free love, spiritualist and other radical antebellum movements. Her presentation, “The Shape of Utopia: The Architecture of Radical…

  • 'Passing Voices' exhibition features ISU integrated visual arts grad student work

    02/24/17 AMES, Iowa — Work by six Iowa State University integrated visual arts graduate students will be on display Feb. 26 through April 22 at the Gallery in the Round, 1015 N. Hyland Ave. in Ames. "Passing Voices" highlights artwork by Xin Chen, Ames; Rachel Deutmeyer, Dubuque; Robert Jinkins, Rewey, Wisconsin; Tina Rice, Ames; Anna Segner, Owatonna, Minnesota; and AJ Zandt, Waukesha, Wisconsin. The show includes drawings, paintings, prints, photographs,…

  • Adams awarded MacDowell Colony Fellowship for book project

    Ross Adams, assistant professor of architecture at Iowa State University, has been awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship from May 8 through June 15 to work on a new book project, provisionally titled "Nomos of the Body." Adams will use his residency at the artists' colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, "to open a historically grounded exploration of architecture, space and power that can also critically question the status of subjectivity in…

  • Community and regional planning program named a Top 20 Value by College Values Online

    College Values Online named Iowa State University's undergraduate community and regional planning program a Top 20 Value — third in the nation — for 2017 based on tuition cost, financial aid opportunities, customization options and "wow" factors. The editors noted that Iowa State's is "one of the best Bachelor's in Urban and Regional Planning degrees in the country." (Please note that the ISU degree name is Bachelor of Science…

  • Architectural historian and theorist Felicity Scott to present Richard F. Hansen Lecture March 3 at ISU

    02/22/17 AMES, Iowa — Architectural historian and theorist Felicity Scott, an associate professor of architecture at Columbia University, will present the 2017 Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture Friday, March 3, at Iowa State University. Scott’s lecture, “A Straighter Kind of Hip,” will begin at 5 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 0101 College of Design. Part of the ISU Department of Architecture’s 2016-17 Public Programs Series, the event is free and open…