Summer 2010 – ”A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” M. Twain
RAW’s inaugural workshop in August brought students from around the country to the Black Hills of South Dakota for a two week design/build experience. Paul, along with Adam, Justin and Nate, led the team as they clung to the side of a granite mountain, creating the Abode – a sweet little shack perched high above the treetops. With presentations by Craig Howe, creator of CAIRNS, local photographer Paul Horstad and Vernon, a salty old miner with stories that would make your hair curl, we learned about Lakota history, burnt Ponderosa Pine tree stumps, tourmoline mineral deposits and Tucson peacocks. Stay tuned as future workshops include a T-shack on the St Olaf College campus, an ecotourism treehouse in Oaxaca, MX and the Hearth in the Black Hills.
In a panel discussion after a screening of Citizen Architect at the Walker Art Center, Paul discussed the value of a design/build experience for architects.
#4 Real Architecture Workshop
#5 Public Art, Public Gatherings
#6 Ongoing Explorations
#7 RAMinn Tour – Wahpeton to St. Croix
#8 2X2 No. 2 on Local Food
#9 Adam Jonas Does It All
#10 New Design Collaborations
#11 Melody Gilbert at Movie Night
#12 Nice Ride MN