Friday, February 17, 2012

365/365 By Matthew Traucht

A new exhibit at Rapson Hall, UMN.  365/365 by Matthew Traucht.
Check it out-

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What IS the Next Generation of Parks?

What IS the Next Generation of Parks?
You, ASLA-MN member, surely have an opinion or two on the matter.
Building on the momentum of the Next Generation of Parks Lecture Series of the past two years, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis Parks Foundation, and ASLA-MN are kicking off the new year in high gear.  We’re asking for your input to inspire and inform the future of the Minneapolis Park System this Thursday during the Third Thursday Urban Oasis event at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Please join us in Studio 112 from 6:30-8:30 this Thursday, January 18th.
Who:  Engaged community members like youWhat:   Open House / Brainstorming Event on the Next Generation of ParksWhy:  Because landscape architects have so much to offer to this conversation!When:  January 18, 2011 6:30-8:30Where:  Minneapolis Institute of Arts Studio 112
More information about the Urban Oasis at MIA:
Pop-up stores, galleries, and even parks have begun to appear increasingly in public spaces since the start of the recent recession. The term "pop-up" suggests their temporary nature—here one day, gone the next. Pop-up shops have become a recognized part of the fashion industry, and seasonal retailers often use them as temporary sites for holiday goods, from Halloween costumes to Christmas trees. More recently, pop-up parks have begun to spring up, especially in urban spaces where they can offer a sense of respite for those looking to escape without leaving their environs.
During Minnesota's cold winter months, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will be host to a new pop-up park, which will transform the museum's cool, white lobby into a relaxing, tropical oasis with grass, palm trees, and other South Seas amenities.