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Sustainability Now!

Going deeper into the ideas presented at the EarthTones Sustainable Design Retreat, adjunct faculty of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program -Holly Robbins and Wendy Jedlička- presented three workshop sessions of Sustainability Now! A Hands-on Workshop On Sustainability Practice for Today’s Designers at Design Camp, hosted in October 2017 by AIGA Minnesota. Design has an important role to


What’s the DIF?

Do you know about the DIF (Disruption Innovation Festival)? This annual online festival of ideas asks: what is we could redesign everything? Free online sessions run from November 6-24, 2017. Tune into the DIF Live Launch What are the stories that we tell ourselves about the economy? That’s the question that Mark Stevenson, Ann Pettifor,


It’s Time for (Re)Design

Calling all sustainable graphic designers! It’s time again for the international AIGA (Re)Design Awards. Enter your good work showing how your designs help people, the planet, and/or influence culture change. A broad range of categories for student, professional, and conceptual work. Entry deadline is November 11, 2017. Eligible projects include campaigns, experiences, messages, objects, processes,


Call for Participants!

Invitation to Participate | Global Biomimicry Practitioners Survey Biomimicry is a field of practice and research that is rapidly growing, but who are the people behind the practice? Add your voice to this global survey conducted by Erin Rovalo and Dr. John McCardle of Loughborough Design School, and help create better understanding of the backgrounds,


How a T-Shirt is Paving the Way

This is a true story. A really cool, hard-won, real-life story of sustainable product design within the fashion industry (which is practically an oxymoron) and we wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss it. “This is a story about an extraordinary effort to transform an ordinary piece of clothing. In June, C&A, the international


Drawing the Line on Climate: String Survey

From downtown Minneapolis to Lowertown Saint Paul, the 7th annual Northern Spark all-night arts festival took place from dusk on June 10th to dawn on June 11th. The event engaged more than 45,000 attendees in all forms of public art, all tied to the theme “Climate Chaos: People Rising.” Among the 415 artists who presented


See You @Design Camp

Join MASD faculty members, Holly Robbins and Wendy Jedlicka, at AIGA Minnesota’s annual Design Camp. They will be offering 3 hands-on workshops on Sunday, October 8. About the workshop Sustainability Now! A Hands-on Workshop On Sustainability Practice for Today’s Designers Over 80-percent of today’s corporations do some sort of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


MN Green Drinks Events: September

In Minnesota? Check out these incredible sustainability-focused offerings in September hosted by Twin Cities Green Drinks. Learn more about Twin Cities Green Drinks. SATURDAY Sept 9 ~ Open Streets Minneapolis 11am-5pm West Broadway Neighborhood, Mpls ~ FREE (Open Streets promotes healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation and civic pride. On multiple days throughout the year,


Welcome New Students!

We are delighted to welcome our fall 2017 cohort of students to the MA in Sustainable Design program at MCAD. We think that the solar eclipse is an auspicious beginning to their tenure in the program. Welcome new MA in Sustainable Design program students! Jazmyne Geis (Anthropology + Dance) – Hawai’i Ajda Mesic (Apparel Design


Are Your Ready for the Summer?!

We are! We’re taking a break from blogging until August. Fall 2017 semester begins on August 28, with new student (online) orientation beginning on August 21. We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2018 (early action deadline is October 1). Learn more about how to apply the MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program. Best wishes

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