Archive for September, 2014

Our Next Event – Presentation on Building the Sydney Opera House

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Sydney Vaults

Sunday October 12, 2014
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Presentation 6-7 pm, reception to follow

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Ever wonder what inspired the beautiful shapes of the Sydney Opera House? How the concrete vaults were engineered? Or the publicly owned project was paid for?

On Sunday October 12 Bob Bruce will answer these questions and more in a spirited presentation on the competition, design issues, engineering marvels and political struggles that shaped the process of building the Sydney Opera House.

In 1969 Bob Bruce traveled to Sydney to research the Opera House, then in it's 10th year of construction. Bob's investigation included reading through competition entries at the Sydney Public LIbrary and visiting the construction site, where he made photographs of the vaults showing details not visible in the finished structure.

Bob's photographs will be featured in the Gallery and sprinkled through his presentation, along with Jørn Utzon's architectural sketches, historical site photos, and diagrams explaining the elements of the structure.

The Gallery will open at 5:30, with the presentation running from 6-7 pm, followed by a reception with live DJ Elysium Alps.

Come by and ask questions, discuss architecture and make merry!

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Family Business Forum Coming Up

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Thursday October 30, 2014
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Questions? Call 218-343-74332 

Saturday October 4, 2014
1-4 pm, reception to follow
Attendance is free! Call 218-722-7599 to register

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Any business has to make decisions and clarify strategy in order to stay successful, but for family businesses, these decisions often double and intertwine. Decisions about what's the best for the business and what's the best for the family often steer family businesses differently than those that are publicly-owned.

Family businesses can be more complex, but they are often able to make different decisions for themselves and the communities they serve than business driven by outside investors.

On Saturday, October 4, Meteek will host Duluth's first Family Business Forum. Inspired by conversations with Dr. Sanjay Goel, a friend and professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at UMD who specializes in Family Business, the Forum will be a place to find out about information and strategies for family business, for people who work in or with family businesses.

Dr. Goel will present current research, experiences with family businesses worldwide (Sanjay works with family businesses in many countries, including Sweden, Poland, Singapore and Brazil), and resources for those who work in or with family businesses. While cultures, language, and scope of family business differ, there are often startling similarities to what family businesses face in today's economy.We will look and discuss some case studies, with a reception to follow.

See you there!

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Super Evening with Design Duluth!

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Last week we hosted students from the Design Duluth studio at the UMN. This is the third year of the combined Landscape Architecture and Architecture graduate design studio. The studio is part of a larger focus on solutions and future visioning for the complex infrastructures -- physical, economic and social -- in Duluth.

This years' 39 students gathered with community members to meet, exchange information, and to view some of the work from last years' studio in the gallery. It was a great event, and a great opportunity for the students and Duluth!

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