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Design in 7 - Seven Twin Cities design professionals to offer tales from the trenches

Contacts: Laura Weber, College of Design,, (612) 625-6566
Jeff Falk, University News Service,, (612) 626-1720

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/09/2010) —Whether you’re an aspiring designer or established practitioner looking to compare notes with peers, the University of Minnesota College of Design is hosting an innovative new event to provide a forum for the exchange of experiences, knowledge and the latest trends in Minnesota architecture, apparel, graphic and interior design, housing, landscape architecture and retail.

“Design in 7: 7 Stories, 7 Minutes” will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Parkway, Minneapolis. A reception with presenters will follow the program.

Presented by the College of Design Student and Alumni Board, Design in 7 will feature seven notable Twin Cities professionals who will share thought-provoking, inspiring and sometimes curious tales from the trenches. Speakers will have seven minutes each for their presentation.

Speakers include John Cuningham, founder of Cuningham Group Architecture; Chuck Hermes, chief experience officer for Clockwork Active Media Systems; Anita Barnett, FIIDA, principal with Perkins+Will; Damon Farber, president of Damon Farber Associates/Landscape Architects; Wayne Laberda, clothing designer with Target Corp; Amy Michielle Freeman, owner of SoHo Exchange, Inc.; and Bill Mague, Artspace portfolio director.

The event is free of charge to current students, general admission is $20 and registration is required at

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