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Ninth Letter Advanced Publication Course, Brian Wiley Dec 2013

Ninth Letter Advanced Publication Course, Brian Wiley

Brian M. Wiley

Ninth Letter is a nationally recognized and distributed literary journal produced within the framework of a multi-disciplinary course that replicates professional practice. The studio blends students from all disciplines and all levels, and guides them through an intensive 12-week schedule that starts with a selection of texts curated by the Literary Arts program and culminates with the production of a 200+ page publication. During those 12 weeks, students are involved in all facets of design and the production process and because of this they leave the course with an amazing depth of skill and range of work that leaves them ...


Halal Hotdogs [Design Ignites Change Idea Award], Brian Wiley, Mohamud Mumin, Ahmed Hirsi Dec 2011

Halal Hotdogs [Design Ignites Change Idea Award], Brian Wiley, Mohamud Mumin, Ahmed Hirsi

Brian M. Wiley

Halal Hotdogs is a collaborative effort between Brian Wiley, Mohamud Mumin, and Ahmed Hirsi. It was devised as a way to celebrate Somali culture and change its perception here in the Twin Cities by using food as a catalyst for community engagement and cultural acceptance. The project also serves as an opportunity to provide job skills and entrepreneurial development to young Somalis. Ultimately, we feel that food carts could create a source of sustainable income for newly-arrived Somali immigrants that may otherwise struggle to find meaningful work.