CCA Events

October 28–November 2, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Fri., Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9563 or vdelrosario@cca.edu

Works by CCA faculty and alumni featured in the book Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes, by Graphic Design faculty member Christopher Simmons.

For many designers, doing good work that also does good in the world is an essential part of their ethos. Just Design celebrates and explores this increasingly critical aspect of design by showcasing a diverse collection of inspiring projects, people, and causes. Featured designers include Doug Akagi, Bob Aufuldish, Eric Heiman, Ellen Keith (alum), JP Kelly (alum), Janet Lai (alum), Serah Mead (alum), Jeremy Mende, Christopher Simmons, Michael Vanderbyl, Robyn Waxman (alum) and Cinthia Wen.

Presented by the Graphic Design Program.

Hosted by Parsons The New School for Design

October 28, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Parsons The New School for Design
66 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
(212) 229-8955
Parsons

National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about graduate admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

Hosted by University of Michigan School of Art & Design

October 28, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Hosted by University of Michigan School of Art & Design
200 Bonisteel Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
UMICH

National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

Hosted by Washington University

October 28, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Washington University
1 Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO
Washington University

National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

October 27–28, 2012

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Hours: Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (please arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning to register)
Info: mclark@cca.edu, 510.594.3768

The Public Interest Design Institute provides training to architecture and design professionals in addressing critical issues by engaging the communities most directly affected.

This training is intended to enhance one's existing design practice with skill sets integral to community-based design, including using a step-by-step process for connecting with communities and identifying new fee sources.

It is free for CCA students and faculty (starting on Sept. 29); $350/$450 for professionals.

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At the CCA edition of the Public Interest Design Institute, six designers and architects will present their projects for group discussion using the Social / Economic / Environmental / Design (SEED) Evaluator, a metric developed to engage stakeholders who usually have a limited voice in the design and decision-making processes that directly affect them.

All participants will have the opportunity to become certified in the SEED process. Architects can also receive continuing education credits as required by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

This event is coordinated by the CCA Center for Art and Public Life and CCA's divisions of architecture and design.

October 4–November 2, 2012

Alter Space, 1158 Howard Street, San Francisco

Reception: Fri., Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m.
Hours: Thur.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Info: alterspace.co/calendar

The Individualized Major Program presents an interdisciplinary exhibition of ideas about other places, getting lost, wandering, and the possibility that the wrong place is exactly where we need to be. Behold souvenirs and wonders from distant lands: distant in time, distant in space, and existing only in the mind.

The participating artists transform the gallery space into a giant cabinet of marvels including dioramas, films, and fantastic tales chronicling the thousand realms of wonder that lie beyond our familiar experience: the New World, the Old World, outer space, alternative versions of the everyday world, flights of fancy, and places you’ve never been.

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute

September 13–December 1, 2012

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m. (RSVP for the reception at rsvp@cca.edu)
Hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9210 or www.wattis.org

The legendary exhibition Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form, presented in 1969 at Kunsthalle Bern, Germany, has been exhaustively discussed, researched, and examined. It has inspired essays, books, conferences . . . and now, at the CCA Wattis Institute, another exhibition.

In September 2012, Wattis director Jens Hoffmann will tackle the history and the myths surrounding When Attitudes Become Form with a new “sequel” exhibition, When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes.

The original show, curated by Harald Szeemann, featured 69 conceptual artists working in fields known today as post-Minimalism, Arte Povera, Land art, and beyond. The Wattis exhibition will feature more than 80 artists, all working within the legacy of Conceptual art, including the following:

Simon Fujiwara
Claire Fontaine
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset
Ryan Gander
Walead Beshty
Renata Lucas
Adriana Lara
Carey Young

The show will also bring together archival material, floor plans, installation images, and ephemera from the 1969 show.

Generous support for When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes provided by C. Ross Sappenfield and Laura Brugger, Robin Wright and Ian Reeves, and Laura and Joe Sweeney.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy and Bill Timken. General support for the Wattis Institute provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe, and the CCA Curator’s Forum.

September 4, 2012–May 10, 2013
Touring the Social Imaginary

CATALYSTRANSIT is a project organized by Ana Labastida, circulating through the Bay Area’s Casual Carpool from Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland to Fremont Street in San Francisco, that questions how we interpret the mundane moments during commutes.

To participate, or for more information, visit www.catalystransit.com.

This project is part of Touring the Social Imaginary, a series of exhibitions and participatory, public programs across the Bay Area organized by PLAySPACE, that map the social imaginary using research-intensive processes to ask questions about places and the people that inhabit them.

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About PLAySPACE

PLAySPACE, The Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, is a graduate student-run exhibition program. It provides the resources for student curators to conceptualize and present programming that is especially appropriate for, and oriented toward, the academic community.

This programming is presented in various venues and locations throughout the community.