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  1. Studio Experience: Steven Scharrer

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    Studio Experience is a Taubman College blog series where you can hear the voice of current students and their varied experiences in their Studio courses.

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  2. Insights @ Taubman College: Tom Tjaarda & Dlectricity from Taubman College on Vimeo.

    Tom Tjaarda: A Life in Design: goo.gl/5AzBX4

    Tom Tjaarda, one of the world’s most innovative and distinguished designers, is the recipient of this year’s Taubman College Distinguished Alumnus Award. A legend in European automotive design circles, Tjaarda has created more than eighty new vehicles that include production, prototype, custom, modification, and show cars.

    Dlectricity - D MET Design: taubmancollege.umich.edu/news_and_events/news/?news=1115

    D Met Design, composed of Taubman College Lecturers Joel Schmidt and Liz Skrisson, has been selected to feature in this year’s DLECTRICITY festival with their project, “Mike Teavee: Am I Coming in Clear?” A follow-up to their “Frontier Town” project from last year’s event, “Mike Teavee” references the television obsessed youngster who jumps at the chance to be transported inside his favorite pastime in the beloved 1971 film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

    Music: “Thrum Room” by Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com/)

  3. Insights @ Taubman College: Tom Tjaarda & Dlectricity from Taubman College on Vimeo.

    Tom Tjaarda: A Life in Design: goo.gl/5AzBX4

    Tom Tjaarda, one of the world’s most innovative and distinguished designers, is the recipient of this year’s Taubman College Distinguished Alumnus Award. A legend in European automotive design circles, Tjaarda has created more than eighty new vehicles that include production, prototype, custom, modification, and show cars.

    Dlectricity - D MET Design: taubmancollege.umich.edu/news_and_events/news/?news=1115

    D Met Design, composed of Taubman College Lecturers Joel Schmidt and Liz Skrisson, has been selected to feature in this year’s DLECTRICITY festival with their project, “Mike Teavee: Am I Coming in Clear?” A follow-up to their “Frontier Town” project from last year’s event, “Mike Teavee” references the television obsessed youngster who jumps at the chance to be transported inside his favorite pastime in the beloved 1971 film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

  4. Insights @ Taubman College: Expanded Horizons from Taubman College on Vimeo.

    Expanded Horizons is an intensive on-site field study conducted each fall by graduate students in urban planning at the University of Michigan. A city or urban region is selected, and planning students travel there for an extended weekend to meet with various city and regional planning professionals as well as neighborhood associations, urban designers, and even architects. In addition, students tour major urban development sites and programs.

    Since its inception in 1989, Expanded Horizons has traveled to a number of cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. Most recently, students traveled to Minneapolis and St. Paul for five days.

    Expanded Horizons is a wonderful opportunity to explore the different fields of planning, see planning in action, discover a new city, and bond with your fellow classmates.

    Keep tabs on Expanded Horizons field trips: mupexpandedhorizons.tumblr.com/

    Music: “Trickledown” by Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com/)

  5. Professor Anca leads a do’s and dont’s model making tutorial for Studio 412, specifically focused on wood and how to not stab yourself. #architectureschool

  6. David & Im Schafer, Studiomake from Taubman College on Vimeo.

    Studiomake is based in Bangkok, Thailand and is led by David Schafer and Im Sarasalin Schafer. This practice maintains that there is no distinct boundary between the act of design and the act of construction; with a team of architects, designers, fabricators, and builders they work in the overlapping realms of architecture, interior, furniture, and objects. David and Im both received their Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Arizona and became licensed architects in 2007, after which they promptly went to art school. For two years they explored the depths of metals and ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art before moving to Bangkok to start their practice and to build a home, a studio, and a workshop near the Chao Praya River in 2009. In addition to being lecturers at Rangsit University, their recent projects include a series of ceramic pieces made by obstructing the process of traditional artisans, a prototype for mass-produced emergency shelters for Habitat for Humanity Thailand, a custom-extruded brick for the Guan Yin Pavilion, and an art and design gallery for art and design students.

    Charles and Ray Eames Lecture

  7. Great day for a cookout. Welcome back #taubmancollege!

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