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February 4, 2022 – Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances Gallery Opening
Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture since 1968 is a traveling exhibition that links the design community to larger social and political movements of the late 20th century, placing design practice in the foreground and engaging viewers in critical conversations around history, progress, and the built environment. After appearing in cities across North America and abroad, this lecture marks the opening of Now What?! at the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee by discussing highlights from the history of activism and the process of writing a collective history of the discipline.

February 25, 2022 @ 1:30 PM – Women In Design Virtual Speed Mentoring Event – REGISTER BY JANUARY 30TH!
Join us for the Women In Design Virtual Speed Mentoring event on February 25th from 1:30-3 PM. This is a great opportunity that connects students with professionals in design fields from around the state of Wisconsin in a fun, fast-paced, virtual platform. Each match will last for 6 minutes for a total of 10 sessions. Sample questions will be provided upon registration to spark conversation.

Register here:


Japan 2022 – 6 Credit Foreign Study Opportunity
May 25 to June 22. Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto
$5,950 (Airfare not included) Group of 12 people
Contact Professor Matt Jarosz if you are interested:


February 16, 2022 @ 2:30 PM CT – Getting Something to Eat in Jackson guest lecture by Joseph Ewoodzie Jr.
Cohosted by the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Center for 21st Century Studies, Department of Geography, Department of Sociology, and the Urban Studies Programs.

Joseph Ewoodzie Jr. spent more than a year following a group of socioeconomically diverse African Americans—from upper-middle-class patrons of the city’s fine-dining restaurants to men experiencing homelessness who must organize their days around the schedules of soup kitchens. Demonstrating how “foodways”—food availability, choice, and consumption—vary greatly between classes of African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi, Ewoodzie offers new insights into the lives of Black Southerners and helps challenge the persistent homogenization of blackness in American life. The phrase ‘You are what you eat’ gains new poignancy in this fascinating, mouth-watering, study.

February 24 2022 @ 12 – 1:30 PM CT – Culturally Aware Research Mentoring in STEMM fields: A workshop for mentors.
This 90-minute virtual workshop is aimed at those who are engaged in the mentorship of graduate student researchers in STEMM fields, with a focus on best practices of mentors to support mentee success. Both faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.

On Deck:

February 25, 2022 @ 12 PM – Graduate Colloquium – Amber MacCracken
February 25, 2022 @ 1:30 PM – WID Virtual Speed Mentoring
February 25, 2022 @ 3:30 PM – Now What?! Curatorial Team Gallery Talk


One Render Challenge hosted by Architzer – submission deadline: February 4th
Can you create a single rendering that tells a compelling story about architecture and its inhabitants? Create one rendering that powerfully communicates an architectural form or space and the experience of those that would inhabit it. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale. It can take the form of a perspective, parallel projection, section, abstract, or any other image format. As long as it is a computer-generated visualization that portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings, it is eligible.

AIA Minnesota Lake Superior Design Retreat Scholarships
AIA Northern Minnesota is funding 10 full scholarships for architecture students to attend the virtual AIA Minnesota Lake Superior Design Retreat (LSDR) on the evening of Friday, February 25–Saturday, February 26. This year’s virtual LSDR features five speakers. Of particular interest to architecture, students may be Katie Swenson of MASS Design Group, which recently won the 2022 AIA Architecture Firm Award.

Scholarship details:
The scholarship is open to any architecture student (undergraduate or graduate, full or part-time) enrolled in an accredited architecture program. The student does not need to have a connection to northern Minnesota. To apply, students need to email with their name, email address, school, program, and year, and a 200-word paragraph on why they want to attend LSDR. Scholarships are awarded in order of interest.

Scholarships recipients are required to attend LSDR in its entirety and to afterward attend a virtual meeting in which they can informally meet and share their experience with the AIA Northern Minnesota board of directors. Learn more here.


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