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Graduate Studies Lecture Series, Architecture Lecture Series

October 29, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a partner and head of business development at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), based in Copenhagen and New York. BIG’s architecture emerges out of an analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves in response to multicultural exchange, global economic flows, and communication technologies.

Bergmann is LEED AP certified and registered as an architect in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Denmark.

Bergmann was a project manager on central Asia’s first carbon-neutral master plan: Zira Island in Baku, Azerbaijan. Before joining BIG in 2006, he was a project architect in the Austrian office of Baumschlager & Eberle.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

October 29, 2012, 6:00–7:30 pm

California College of the Arts (CCA) invites you to an information session in Seoul hosted by Shiraz Chavan, Assistant Director of International Admissions at CCA..
Prospective students, families, alumni, and their guests are all welcome to attend and learn more about CCA and its graduate and undergraduate programs.

Mapo Design Support Center*
StarPicasso Building 5F
Dong-gyo-dong 166-6, Mapogu
Seoul, South Korea

Mento: Line 2 Hongik Univ. #8 exit (old: #4)
Bus: 271, 602, 603, 604, 760

Pay parking is available in the building. If you are seeking information about the event, please contact Shiraz Chavan at

Please do not call the Design Center to inquire about the event. The center is not related to CCA.

2012 . 10 . 29 (월)

6:00-7:30 p.m.

마포 디자인지원센터
서울시 마포구 동교동 166-6 스타피카소빌딩 5층
전철: 2호선 홍대입구역 8번출구 (구 4번출구)

버스: 271, 602, 603, 604, 760

*건물 주차장 사용이 가능하나 유료입니다.

행사 관련 문의는 CCA의 Shiraz Chavan에게 이메일(로 연락하시기 바랍니다.

  • 디자인 센터(서울번호)로 행사 관련 문의 하지 말아주세요. 본 행사와는 무관한 장소입니다.
October 29, 2012, 6:00–7:00 pm
Macky Boardroom

Space is limited, so sign up early.

CCA welcomes Julie Gleeson and Sherry Platt Berman, MA, best selling authors of Inside Job: 8 Secrets to Loving Your Work and Thriving, and co-founders of Career Wisdom Institute, Inc, as they uncover the secrets to sustainable employment, regardless of the outside influences.

"What is work anyway? How do we remain working and resilient in any economy or circumstance? The bigger question is how do we contribute no matter what age, stage of life or circumstance?"

This will be a conversation with humor, insight and reflection as Julie and Sherry dispel the myths and cultural habits of thought that keep us stuck and unhappy about employment and work. Join us and you will find yourself feeling refreshed and able to think from a wise perspective about work once again. And you’ll have had a great time!

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

October 29–November 3, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

October 29–November 3, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 29–November 7, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Industrial Design Casual Talks

October 29, 2012, 12:00–1:30 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Prof. Ezri Tarazi is a leading designer, theoretician, and educator. He started his Tarazi Studio in 1996 after managing design projects in Bezalel R&D Company. Tarazi's large body of works includes industrial design projects, experimental designs, design installations, educational programs, curatorial activity and design theory writing.

Photography Lecture Series

October 29, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Every . . . Bernd and Hilla Becher Spherical Type Gas Holders, 2004

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public
Info: Chris Nickel,, 510.594.3718

Idris Khan's work is in the permanent collections of many institutions worldwide such as The Saatchi Collection, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the de Young Museum, San Francisco; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Khan is represented by Sean Kelly Gallery New York, Galerie Thomas Schulte (Berlin), Victoria Miro Gallery (London), Yvon Lambert Gallery (Paris), and Fraenkel Gallery (San Francisco).

Khan graduated from the University of Derby in 2000 and studied for an MA at the Royal College of Art in 2004.

October 29–November 2, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Mon., Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Info: 415.551.9330 or

Join us to celebrate and view works by junior-level Illustration students.

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.
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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.

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.

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
Hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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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

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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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.