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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter 8.27.12


Weigel Library has employed nine APDesign students as library assistants for the fall 2012 semester. During the 77 hours a week Weigel is open, these students are on staff to assist patrons with their library research and/or technology questions.

The student library assistants for the fall semester are: Amanda Van Scoy (ARCH), Anne Denney (LA), Ben Chmiel (RCP), Caleb Melchior (LA), Emily Kruse (IAPD), Lauren Ewald (LA), Olivia Pitt-Perez (LA), Tiffany Hoffman (IAPD) and Will Woodard (LA).

When you’re in Weigel and you need assistance, please ask these outstanding students to help you. They’re great!

When Weigel is closed or if you don’t want to leave your desk, Weigel has a website. The correct URL is: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/branches/arch/. (Apologies for the misinformation in last week’s newsletter!)


An exhibit of 2011-12 Kansas City Design Center student work titled RECONNECTING will be in the Chang Gallery until Friday, Sept. 7. The exhibit explains what the KCDC students worked on, and it also includes a copy of their new studio book. Be sure to check it out!


The Department of Art presents an exhibition of new work by internationally recognized artist Hasan Elahi in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. The exhibition continues through August 31. Gallery hours are 10-5 Monday-Friday.

Titled The Willard Portal, this digital work incorporates the casement windows in Willard as the framing device for moving photographic images to slide behind on six large flat screens in the gallery. There are also large-scale photographs in the exhibition. Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, simulated time, transport systems, borders and frontiers. He is one of the most cited and exhibited artists working with these concepts, a rapidly expanding field in contemporary art over the past ten years.

Elahi will present a lecture on Thursday, October 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Willard 114. The lecture and exhibition is part of the annual series of Visiting Artist programs organized by the Department of Art and funded in part by the KSU Fine Arts Fee.

Hasan Elahi is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland where he is Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity in the Honors College. He is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and at the Venice Biennale. Elahi was recently invited to speak about his work at the Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and at TED Global. His awards include grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, Art Matters Foundation, and a Ford Foundation/Phillip Morris National Fellowship. His work is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and has appeared on Al Jazeera, Fox News, and on The Colbert Report. In 2010, he was an Alpert/MacDowell Fellow and in 2009, was Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He currently lives outside of Washington, DC roughly equidistant from the CIA, FBI, and NSA headquarters.

To read more about Elahi in his own words, please visit the The New York Times:


Admission to the exhibition and lecture is free and open to the public.


On Sunday, September 9, Kansas State University will sponsor K-State Day at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Each College, including APDesign, will have a student-run table. We are looking for two or three volunteers to man our table for three-hour shifts between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. (12-15 volunteers total.)

Volunteers will have their gas and a meal reimbursed by the College. Plus, volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and other goodies. We have to have the names of our volunteers turned in this week, so please contact Emily Vietti (evietti@k-state.edu) ASAP if you are willing and able to be a part of this inaugural event!


The K-State Telefund Call Center wants to immediately hire 50 K-State student employees! Read below to find out more information and how to apply.   

This year, K-State Telefund has expanded to a year-round calling program to build on its success by engaging thousands more alumni to support Kansas State University. 

There are significant benefits to the expansion, including: 

·          Connections with alumni will increase from 30,000 to more than 100,000 

·          College revenue to support scholarships and programming will increase 

·          Creation of 50+ new student jobs 

The K-State Telefund call center is excited for students from all nine academic colleges to join this year-round effort to engage alumni. If you are a student who may be interested in working with K-State Telefund beginning this fall, please visit http://k-state.thecallingcenter.com/.

If you have any questions, contact John Grice at: johng@found.ksu.edu.


Architecture student Josh Goldstein won the Seating category of the furniture competition at the International Woodworking Fair 2012 in Atlanta with his pivot chair.

Josh was one of nine APDesign students selected as finalists in the competition.


The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Seventh International Conference on Design Principles and Practices and the Call for Submissions to the peer-reviewed Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal.

The Design Conference will be hosted at Chiba University in Chiba (Greater Tokyo), Japan, March 6-8, 2013. Since the foundation of the department in 1922 as Tokyo Higher School of Arts and Technology, the Design Department at Chiba University has led Japan in design research and education - encouraging exchanges in research across disciplines and developing designers, researchers, and design directors who can respond to present and future demands of a designed world. For more conference details, please visit: http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/conference.

The Design Conference is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of ‘design’, as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum that brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. In professional and disciplinary terms, the conference traverses a broad sweep to construct a dialogue that encompasses an expansive array of disciplinary perspectives and practices. The resulting conversations provide ample occasions for mutual learning, weaving between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, and market pragmatics and social idealism.

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, round tables or colloquia are invited, addressing design through one of the following themes:

* Theme 1: Design Education     
* Theme 2: Design in Society      
* Theme 3: Designed Objects      
* Theme 4: Visual Design      
* Theme 5: Design Management and Professional Practice      
* Theme 6: Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

The deadline in the current round in the Call for Papers is September 13, 2012. Early Registration is open until October 6, 2012 (conference registration must be completed and paid by this date to be eligible for discounted registration.) For full details on proposal submission and conference registration deadlines including their corresponding benefits, please visit the Call for Papers and Register pages on the conference website.

Presenters may also choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, or any of the related sub-journals. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations also include submission to the journal for refereeing and possible publication, as well as access to the journal.

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Chiba in March!