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MASD Webinar: October 21 @7pm CT

Hear ye, hear ye… Join Cindy Gilbert, director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design Program, for a 1-hr informational webinar about the fully online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design degree offered by MCAD. Webinar is scheduled for October 21 @7pm CT. Cindy promises to field all questions at that time! Just try to stump her Sign



NEW!!! Spring 2015 entrance. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2014. Join an upcoming webinar to learn more. Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is pushing the design envelope with their new Master of Arts in Sustainable Design—an interdisciplinary, studio design-oriented degree that is also offered completely online. The Designers Accord talks to Director (and


The Bees Knees @MCAD

For the last few months, MCAD’s roof has been abuzz with active beehives in an effort to expand the population of bees. If we happen to one day be able to harvest some honey, it will be an even sweeter deal for everyone. Congratulations to Diana Eicher for spearheading this project at MCAD! The MASD


Biomimicry for the Built Environment

I’m pleased to announce that MASD instructor, Denise DeLuca, and myself, director of MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program have developed a 2-hour, on-demand, fully online course on the topic of biomimicry for architecture and the built environment entitled, EcoBalance and Biomimicry: Inspired by Nature  for the Green Building Research Institute. This course provides Continuing


Graphic Designers and Emerging Sustainability Roles

The role of graphic designers is shifting. No longer seen solely as the producers of aesthetic “things”, graphic designers are being valued for their problem-solving skills and ability to help businesses strategize. At the same time, both designers and the clients they serve are increasingly expected to consider issues of sustainability and take responsibility for


Disruption @MCAD

The MCAD SD program is pleased to co-sponsor the Disruption movie screening event with MN350.org on Sunday, September 7 from 7-10 pm. The film will be shown on MCAD campus in the main Auditorium and is FREE and open to MCAD students and the public. This film weaves together political intrigue, mind-blowing science, and an


Getting Green on the Greenway

MCAD’s MASD program was a proud sponsor of the recent annual Bike In Movie Night brought to the Minneapolis Midtown Greenway by AIGA Minnesota. We were delighted to have MASD instructors, Holly Robbins and Curt McNamara, kick off the event. At sundown on August 22, about 75 people flocked to the Midtown Greenway under pedal


It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things is the third animation in the award winning Secret Life of Things series created by Leyla Acaroglu and her team. It tells the stories of everyday objects, and how they can inadvertently be misused and neglected, as well as shining a light on ways in which we can all help to


Nate Hagens @MCAD

MCAD SD faculty member, Krista Leraas, arranged for MCAD’s sustainable design program to sponsor ecological economist, Dr. Nate Hagens, as a guest speaker held at the MCAD Auditorium on July 10, 2014. Nate is a well-known speaker on the big picture issues facing human society. Until recently he was lead editor of The Oil Drum, one


Leyla Acaroglu @MCAD

We are pleased to announce that sustainability strategist and Life Cycle Analysis guru, Leyla Acaroglu, who hails from Melbourne, Australia, will be co-teaching Collaborative Product Design at MCAD this fall along with Jeremy Faludi. Leyla has a stellar history as a sustainability leader and has been involved in numerous creative and bleeding-edge sustainability projects through