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The site of d:SD community 3 is official: design:SD will be heading to Deuel County, SD next. We’ll plan a community design charrette in Fall 2008 or Spring 2009 (we’ll figure out the date soon).It will be tricky–our first crack at a regional approach (at least three communities at once: Gary, Clear Lake and Lake Cochran).

We had our annual summer barbecue for the d:SD team in the Beddow’s backyard on July 24 (and managed to somehow pull it off without Mrs. Beddow!) and then a meeting with a local group from Deuel County earlier this week. We’ve officially accepted the invitation from Deuel County. Now comes the hard work for both of us! We’ll keep you posted!

our agenda from teh bbq--part work and part party!

our agenda from the bbq--part work and part party!


“Dessert and Design” Event Kicks Off design:SD Project

Tuesday, April 24th will mark the official local kickoff for design:SD, Project Corsica. Please join members of the South Dakota design team for an evening of “Dessert and Design” from 7:00 to 8:30pm on April 24th in the Corsica grade school gym. The evening gathering begins the three week countdown to the design:SD event that will be held May 16-19. Dessert and coffee will be served while the design team describes the project and what it means for the Corsica region. Area residents will discuss what ideas and dreams they have for the future of the Corsica region. Those ideas will help create the foundation of the design team’s visit in May.

Corsica and the surrounding region is the first-ever design:SD project community. The event will draw 20-30 professionals from all walks of design and community development to the region to visually express local dreams for the future. The design team will spend three intense days in the area learning, listening, and drawing what locals want the community and region to look like in years to come. The design event will help people of the Corsica region dream about the future, with special emphasis on the importance of design in building a vision we can all share.

The success of design:SD, Project Corsica relies on your involvement in the process. Please join members of the design team on Tuesday, April 24th to learn more about becoming involved in this special event. To view the flyer, click here.


Planning team huddles in Corsica


The design:SD planning team  spent an afternoon in Corsica on March 23. We met with the local Housing Commission and with the senior class from Corsica High School. We also further developed our plans for May 16-19. We’ll soon be releasing the event schedule.

The Corsica Commercial Club has set up a handful of committees to help coordinate the charrette (what is a charrette?), including a Food Committee and a Host Home Committee. The Food Committee will be in charge of coordinating/serving the meals and snacks/refreshments for the Design SD Team while they are in Corsica in May. The Host Home group is looking for families in the Corsica area who are willing to host a Design Team member for 3 nights. Host families will not need to feed your guest, just provide a place to sleep, shower, etc. If you’d like to help, just contact Nathan Hinker at the Avera Corsica Clinic.