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RotoWorld cover
Corcl on the cover of RotoWorld

Remember last semester when VCD Portfolio students worked with Corcl? Well these circular paddle boats were just featured on the cover of RotoWorld Magazine!

Corcl in RotoWorld

Inspired by Vietnamese basket boats, these fun boats are beginning to make a splash in the market. VCD professor Inna Alesina collaborated with the creators to develop prototypes of the boat structure out of materials such as pool noodles and plastic sheeting.

Corcl in RotoWorld

Check out the article in RotoWorld Magazine Volume XII, Issue 1 of 2016.

Italy Reception
Students, faculty, friends and family came out to the reception for the exhibition

During spring break last March, a group of 32 students, alumni and faculty went on a study abroad trip to Italy. They visited 10 cities in 10 days and captured the culture of each place through photography. Each student took thousands of pictures of their surroundings and experiences. They then had to narrow their thousands of pictures down to just 10 for their final portfolios. Out of these 10 photos,  just 1 was chosen from each student to be showcased in the study abroad photography exhibition Dieci Cittá, or "Ten Cities".  

Italy Reception
Senior VCD student Alaina Hall admires the photography of her fellow travelers

The travelers and their friends and family came out to a reception last night to celebrate their work, enjoy Italian food and reminisce about their travels. Dieci Cittá is on display through May 27th in the St. Paul Companies Pavillion on the Greenspring Campus. Stop by and check out the great work by our students!

Inventing with Materials
Creatives of all ages enjoyed this hands-on "Inventing with Materials" workshop

VCD faculty Inna Alesina conducted an "Inventing with Materials" workshop at the North Avenue Knowledge Exchange, which provides opportunities for members of the Station North community to teach and enroll in free workshops. During the workshop, participants learned to approach design problems from different angles and perspectives by using common materials.

Inna notes that "inventing with materials is a powerful tool for generating innovative ideas that would be hard to create using any other method. Not only an engaging and fun activity, this "boot camp" for structural design communicates unique ways industrial designers think."

The day of free teaching and learning built upon the Baltimore Free School, a project of Red Emma’s Bookstore & Coffeehouse.

Inventing with Materials

Inventing with Materials

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Lu Zhang's exhibition
Lu Zhang's exhibition encourages hands on exploration through six volumes of books

Professor Terence Hannum wrote a review for Lu Zhang's new exhibition topo(log) typo(log) on BmoreArt, a local creative online journal discussing unique Baltimore-based artworks. Located in the heart of the George Peabody Library, this exhibition encompasses six volumes of artistic books capturing Zhang's experience with the library as both a physical and conceptual space.

Read Hannum's full review of topo(log) typo(log) on BmoreArt.

Southern HS Visits SU
Southern High School students visit Stevenson University for a design workshop

Students from Southern High School in Anne Arundel County traveled to Stevenson's School of Design to participate in a workshop led by professor Inna Alesina. Using household materials such as cereal boxes, pool noodles and paper towel rolls, each student was tasked with creating a prototype to solve a challenge they were given. They were encouraged to think past existing solutions and rather consider the properties of the materials for their designs. This open-ended prompt inspired students to think outside the box and have some hands-on fun in the process. ...Click here to read more.

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