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Alumni Update: Dawn Keene

Master of Arts in Sustainable Design (MASD) alum, Dawn Keene, (’13) was recently featured in Graphic Design USA’s digital magazine in the article Responsible Design Matters No Matter What You Call It. Dawn says, “…I pursued and completed a Masters of Arts in Sustainable Design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and it

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FREE Sustainable Design Webinar

Sign up in advance to join our next informational webinar on Tuesday, December 6 at 7pm CT about the 100% online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Hosted by Cindy Gilbert, director of MA in Sustainable Design Program, and Mary Kazura, associate director of Admissions.

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A Commitment to Curiosity

Take a page from science: be curious and keep an open mind. It’s good for the planet and it’s people. We at the MASD program are grateful for this planet and all it’s wonders, and for each of you. Happy thanksgiving. Learn more about this idea from The Brain Scoop (an incredible science vlog broadcast

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Student Spotlight: Talking Trash @Eureka Recycling

This fall, MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program (MASD) offered the course Packaging Sustainability, which provides a ground level look at applied sustainability. Using something we all touch everyday — packaging — the course gives students firsthand experience with the product selling environment, consumer behavior, marketing, materials and processes, energy, waste, and supply

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Don’t Miss our Next Webinar: Nov 16

Sign up in advance to join our next MA in Sustainable Design informational webinar. Visit this page and scroll down to your preferred webinar date. Hosted by Cindy Gilbert, director of MA in Sustainable Design Program, and Mary Kazura, associate director of Admissions. Upcoming webinar dates: November 16 December 6 February 7 Image courtesy of

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Faculty Focus: Re-Aligning Business with Nature @Net Impact

It’s the time of year when the MA in Sustainable Design program faculty and get to repeatedly dive into reviewing thesis proposals and drafts. Regardless of the current state of their work, it is clear that every student in the program aspires to make the world a better place, to have an impact, perhaps to

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5 Awesome Design Tweaks that Help the Planet

This humorous take on biomimicry was originally written and published by Grist on September 15, 2016. Sustainable designers are like do-gooder secret agents. Infiltrating fields as varied as architecture, fashion, product design, healthcare, and transportation, sustainable designers dream up creations that are good news for humankind and the environment. They “maximize the quality of the

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See You @AASHE 2016

MCAD and the MA in Sustainable Design program are proud to announce our involvement as a Host Sponsor for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2016 Conference & Expo in Baltimore, Oct. 9-12, themed “Beyond the Campus.” Join us! Stop by our MCAD table (#312) at the Expo to meet

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Learn About the MASD Program: Oct 4

Sign up in advance to join our next MA in Sustainable Design informational webinar. Visit this page and scroll down to your preferred webinar date. Hosted by Cindy Gilbert, director of MA in Sustainable Design Program, and Mary Kazura, associate director of Admissions. Upcoming webinar dates: October 4 November 17 December 15 Image courtesy of

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Faculty Focus: Co-Creating and Re-Aligning

I teach Biomimetic Design (the technical side of sustainable design) and Creative Leadership (the social side of sustainable design) for MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design (MASD) Program. Without taking either of these classes, Stefanie Koehler (MASD ’13) managed to design a technically innovative biomimetic water purifier along with a bio-inspired social enterprise for

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