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Architecture Lecture Series

November 12, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Edward Mitchell is an assistant professor at the School of Architecture at Yale University, where he coordinates post-professional and graduate studios in urbanism and architectural design. Prior to his time at Yale, he taught at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Hochschule Wismar in Germany.

His award-winning design practice has been recognized by the Architectural League of New York and the Boston Society of Architects. He has exhibited his work extensively in Chicago, Germany, Rome, New York, New Haven, Washington, and Los Angeles, and he has lectured in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Finland.

Mitchell's writings on architecture and urban design have been published in a number of international magazines and journals, including Perspecta, ANY, Open City: Alphabet City 6, the Village Voice, Assemblage, Log, and the anthology What is Architecture? His writing on John Hejduk's urban strategies, "The Nature Theater of John Hejduk," is included in Hejduk's Chronotope. Recent pieces address globalization and its impact on the city.

He has conducted seminars at the site of the World Trade Center in New York on the problems of public space. In the summer of 2005 he organized and participated in the first discussions on architecture and public space conducted by Salzburg Seminars in Austria.

Mitchell received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his master's degree from Princeton University.

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.

November 12, 2012, 6:30–8:00 pm
Rebecca Najdowski and Tio Lino, who together created Rocinha Foto Project, a photography course for community youth as part of Rebecca's Fulbright program.

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Sign up early. Refreshments will be served.

Curious about the Fulbright Scholar Program? Career Development has teamed up with Academic Affairs to present a panel of speakers for a informative evening.

Gain insights and invaluable knowledge about the Fulbright application process from Fulbright Ambassador Antonio McAfee and two CCA faculty and Fulbright recipients: Barclay Simpson chair of Community Arts and Center for Art and Public Life Director Sanjit Sethi and Graduate Program in Design chair Leslie Roberts.

Read the inspiring story of CCA alumnus and Fulbright recipient Rebecca Najdowski.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 12–17, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 12, 2012, 5:00–6:30 pm

1111 8th Street
West 1
San Francisco, CA

Please join us on the CCA campus in San Francisco for an in-depth look at our Graduate Program in Architecture. Chair Chris Falliers and graduate faculty will present the curriculum, requirements for admission, and what to expect as a student at CCA.

Note: Due to the limited schedule of the evening’s presentation, we invite prospective students that are interested in a portfolio review to schedule a separate appointment with the graduate admissions office on another day.

For more information please email

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

November 12–17, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 12–17, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

SPACE Lecture Series

November 12, 2012, 1:00–2:30 pm
Song Dong, "Doing Nothing Garden," Documenta 13, 2012 (photo: Nils Klinger)

Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage, San Francisco Campus
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CCA faculty member Binta Ayofemi is an artist based in San Francisco. At Documenta 13, Ayofemi performed at Theaster Gates's 12 Ballads for Huguenot House. Her work explores language, pattern systems, social space, pop music, garments, building materials, carpets, quilts, landscapes, cinema, and other temporary architectures.

A Stanford MFA graduate, Ayofemi was awarded a Harvard Design Fellowship for her research on Islamic architecture and social space in Isfahan. Ayofemi's Chroma series, musical scores and performances exploring chromatics in pop and baroque music were recently performed at Berkeley Art Museum (2012).

Upcoming projects include a pop-up ceramic storefront with Islamic pattern and geometric bricks, an anthology of voids in urban architecture, and the exhibitions Povera, The Shakers, Carpets/Voids, and Primary Structures exploring Soul Train aesthetics and disco/pop music in Motown and Iran (2013).

Ayofemi also directs Store-General, an exhibition series curated by artists.

November 12–16, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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November 12–16, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Contact: Coordinator of Community Support Joyna Heinz at 415.551.9268 or

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A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries, International Education Week (IEW) is a celebration and promotion of international education and exchange.

Since 2000 IEW has been an annual nationwide celebration that focuses on the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world’s cultures among students and the wider campus community.

For members of the CCA community, we hope International Education Week will be an opportunity for you to learn something new, discover international opportunities in your program such as studying abroad which allows students to experience different cultural events.

The Office of International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP) organizes specific events to celebrate international diversity here at CCA. Learn more about how to participate »](/news/2012/03/20/2012-international-education-week)

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Please call the Coordinator of Community Support Joyna Heinz at 415.551.9268 if you have questions about your proposed event.

Presented by the Office of International Student Affairs and Programs
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November 9–16, 2012
Glass and ceramic sale at CCAC 1968. (l to r: Art Nelson, Bill Pickerall, four unidentified, Ruth Tamura, Mary White)

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Fri., Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. mornings)
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See images of the Glass Program Alumni Exhibition »

This year marks the Golden Jubilee of the American Studio Glass art movement. Fifty years ago, in 1962, the seminal workshops that sparked it were organized by Harvey Littleton at the Toledo Museum of Art. He also started the first hot glass program at an American university, and several of his students went on to form glass programs at universities around the country.

Glass education at CCA was founded by one of these pioneers, Marvin Lipofsky, in 1967. CCA has been an integral part of the movement for decades, educating many of the artists who have risen to prominence since.

CCA celebrates this historically significant year with this exhibition of works in glass by alumni of the college, curated by Maria Porges.

On November 10-11, the Crucible, a nonprofit industrial arts educational facility located in Oakland, hosts a related conference with demonstrations, presenters, and panel discussions.

From October 27 through March 24, 2013, the Oakland Museum of California presents a special exhibition of approximately 35 works, Playing With Fire: Artists of the California Glass Movement, which will include many CCA faculty and alumni. It is one of more than 120 museums nationwide presenting a special glass exhibition this year.

See also California Glass Studio »

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.