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HearSay Reading Series

April 9, 2013 7:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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HearSay is a monthly reading series hosted by the Writing and Literature Program. It features CCA students and established Bay Area writers. All HearSay events include delicious refreshments!

Keynote address by guest juror and CCA alumnus Jon Rubin

April 9, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

Info: 510.594.3757

Please join California College of the Arts and the Center for Art and Public Life for the third annual IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards finalist team presentations, including the announcement of the winning teams, and a keynote lecture by guest juror and CCA alumnus Jon Rubin (MFA Painting/Drawing 1993).

After the lecture, the finalists under consideration for an IMPACT Award will give presentations to the audience and a panel of judges. The judges will quickly retire to deliberate, and at the end of the evening they will announce the winning teams and their award amounts.

The awarded projects will each receive up to $10,000. All of them must emphasize interdisciplinary engagement, social entrepreneurship, and collaborative relationships with community partners, and they must have a detailed action plan to execute their summer 2013 project that supports social and humanitarian goals.

2013 IMPACT Finalist Teams

(Myco)mmunity

Quesada Gardens Initiative, San Francisco
Emily Falk (BArch), Francis Silagon (BArch), Madeleine Maguire (Graphic Design), Ashley Jobe (DMBA), Daniel Bouthot (MFA Social Practice), Dave Tipton (MFA/DMBA)

The (Myco)mmunity team is partnering with the Quesada Gardens Initiative to implement through education, sustainable design, and agriculture an innovative urban-empowerment project that will strengthen community in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco.

Alemany Outdoor Community Kitchen

Alemany Farms, San Francisco
Alex DeCicco (BArch), Hugh Vanho (BArch), Eric Rogers (BArch), Alan Hayes (BArch), May Ching (Graphic Design), Sara Schneider (BArch)

Working with San Francisco’s largest food-production site, Alemany Farms, Community Kitchen will build an outdoor kitchen structure to benefit the over 2,500 visitors and volunteer workers. An on-site kitchen will allow Alemany Farms the ability to include culinary education as part of their larger environmental education program, showing how food travels from the farm to the table.

IMPACT: Pushing Margins

Pushing Margins, Oakland
Esteban Partida Ayala (Painting/Drawing), Esra Canogullari, (Individualized Major), Morell Cutler (Painting/Drawing)

The team will work with Pushing Margins to design and implement outreach workshops that make art accessible to youth in local gay-straight alliances (GSAs) at East Bay high schools. During a week-long summer camp, 20 high school students will explore their individual identities and experiences related to their race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, religion, and nationality.

Recycl-In

Rock Paper Scissors, Oakland
Christie Brashers (Industrial Design), Eden Pieper (Photography), Eileena Long, (Community Arts), Kelly Kusumoto, (Graphic Design), Tanika Thacker, (MFA Program in Writing), Taylor Rogalski, (Interaction Design)

Recycl-IN aims to connect independent recyclers with a network of small businesses, increasing access to recyclables in downtown Oakland. Rock Paper Scissors will guide and consult Recycl-IN about the local community by addressing the needs of the recyclers and identifying the small businesses to work with on the project.

STAND UP

Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, Kingston, Jamaica
Kristina Kotlier (MArch), Raine Paulson-Andrews (MArch), Frances Reid (MArch)
Roberto Gomez Hernandez (MFA/MA Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies)

STAND UP is a social-media campaign to create an active community for LGBTQ rights in the most homophobic country in the western hemisphere. In collaboration with the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and its underground counterpart, the Jamaica Form for Lesbians, All-Sexuals & Gays (JFLAG), STAND UP will launch the first international campaign to create an active network between LGBTQ Jamaicans and their allies.

Team Escalar: Embracing Local Solutions

Alter Terra and Project Concern International (PCI): Project Concern International, Los Laureles Canyon, Tijuana, Mexico
Isaac Buwembo (MBA in Design Strategy), Maria Paula Navia (MBA in Design Strategy), Payal Patel (MBA in Design Strategy),
Mariana Quiroga (MBA in Design Strategy)

In collaboration with Alter Terra and Project Concern International, Team Escalar aims to improve the quality of life in low-income, environmentally threatened neighborhoods in the Tijuana River watershed, turning them into safe, healthful, productive, and empowered communities by increasing sustainable disaster-prevention businesses.

About the 2013 IMPACT Jury

Keynote Speaker Jon Rubin

CCA alumnus Jon Rubin (MFA Painting/Drawing 1993) creates interventions into public life that reinvent social and political conditions and create new platforms for agency, participation, and exchange.

Rubin's projects include running a barter-based nomadic art school, operating a restaurant that produces a live talk show with its customers, and running another restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict.

He has exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); the Mercosul Biennial, Brazil; the Shanghai Biennial; the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver); The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York (CCS Bard); the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico; the Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Sweden; Parkinggallery, Tehran; as well as in backyards, living rooms, and street corners.

He is currently short-listed for the International Award for Participatory Art.

Amy Campos

CCA faculty member Amy Campos is a practicing architect and designer. She is an assistant professor in Interior Design, Architecture, and the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies.

Her work spans a variety of scales and platforms, from urban to architectural and interiors to object and furniture design, and focuses on critical issues of durability and design, with an emphasis on full-scale installation and
 fabrication.

Campos is a LEED-accredited registered architect. She received her master of science in advanced architectural design from Columbia University and a bachelor of architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Tom DeCaigny

Tom DeCaigny is the director of cultural affairs at the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC). He previously served nine years as executive director of Performing Arts Workshop, a San Francisco-based organization dedicated to helping marginalized young persons develop critical thinking, creative expression, and basic learning skills through the arts.

Prior to his role as executive director, DeCaigny managed the workshop’s Robeson and Rivera Academy, an arts-intensive middle school and treatment program for repeat juvenile offenders.

He has also managed the AIDS Memorial Quilt’s National Youth Education Program, served as director of actor training for the University of Minnesota’s Adolescent Actors Teaching Project, and conducted research for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

DeCaigny has appeared on CNN International and was invited to present at the first-ever UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education in Lisbon.

He currently serves on the California Alliance for Arts Education’s board of directors and statewide policy council. His prior board service includes two terms as board cochair of LYRIC, an LGBTQQ youth community center in San Francisco; secretary of the SFUSD Arts Education Master Plan advisory committee; and steering committee chair for Making Art, Making Change, a 2006 conference dedicated to examining the relationship between art and social change.

DeCaigny has a bachelor's degree in dramatic arts from Macalester College in St. Paul, and currently resides in San Francisco.

Stuart Kendall

Stuart Kendall is a writer, editor, and translator working at the intersections of modern and contemporary visual culture, poetics, theology, ecology, and design. His books include The Ends of Art and Design, Georges Bataille, and eight translated volumes of French poetry, philosophy, and visual and cultural criticism, including works by Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Paul Éluard, Jean Baudrillard, Guy Debord, and René Char.

Kendall coedited Terrence Malick: Film and Philosophy and a special issue of Boom: A Journal of California, devoted to contemporary California design.

His most recent book is Gilgamesh, a new version of the eponymous Mesopotamian poems, praised by Jerome Rothenberg as "the exemplary version for our time."

Jessica Ingram

CCA faculty member and Photography interim chair Jessica Ingram's practice is motivated by her desire to understand how people relate, what they long for, and what motivates the choices they make. She also teaches in CCA's Graduate Program in Fine Arts.

Ingram's recent bodies of work include A Civil Rights Memorial, photographs of the historical Civil Rights era landmarks in the American South, and Hilltop High, portraits of young mothers attending an alternative high school for pregnant teenagers in San Francisco.

Ingram’s work has been published and exhibited internationally. She was awarded the 2012 Santa Fe Prize, was a recent fellowship artist in residence at Kala Art Institute, and a featured artist in the 2010 New York Photo Festival.

Her work has been published in the New York Times, GUP, OjodePez, Etiqueta Negra, and PDN Online. Ingram was a contributing editor to What We Want Is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art (SUNY Press 2004).

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Copresented by SPUR and CCA URBANlab (Architecture Program)

April 9, 2013 6:00 pm
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SPUR Urban Center | 654 Mission Street | San Francisco 94105-4015

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Free to SPUR members; $10 nonmembers

The last decade has seen an explosion of renewed interest in direct action toward remaking our cities. Parklets, guerrilla gardening, interim uses, provisional architectures, occupy movements, and a multitude of small-scale tactical actions are symptomatic of a renewed energy coming from those outside the traditional urban professions.

At the same time, new frameworks for practice and new territories for design agency have been opened up by pioneers who have crossed over old boundaries or erected a larger tent for all that we call urbanism.

Yet there remains a vast chasm between these two parallel worlds, and in order to close this gap we must begin to map the new landscape opened up by these pioneers and tell their stories.

This forum will take a cross section through this terrain by inviting a panel of speakers who are professionals working in some of the more promising domains of this expanded field of urbanism: green infrastructure, big data, urban entrepreneurship, global and local interdisciplinary practice.

Panelists

  • Raphael Garcia, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Brad Leiben, Public Architecture / TraceSF
  • Nancy Levinson, Design Observer
  • Mark Miller, MK Think
  • Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen Design
  • Michel St. Pierre, EHDD

Moderators
Christopher Roach (Architecture / studio VARA)
Mona El Khafif (Architecture/URBANlab)

Senior Exhibition — Community Arts

April 9–13, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Film

April 9–13, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

April 9–13, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

April 9–13, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

April 9–13, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

April 9–13, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 8–13, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by CCA's architecture and design divisions

April 8–12, 2013

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and take place at CCA’s San Francisco campus, 1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin).

More info: emcvarish@cca.edu

California College of the Arts presents Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA. The college will host some of the most exciting Dutch designers in the fields of architecture, industrial design, graphic design, and interaction design.

In a series of lectures, workshops, receptions, and a panel discussion with Dutch designers based in the Bay Area, the events will highlight the designers' work and working processes in the framework of the Dutch approach to design.

Public Events

Please note the lecture by Petra Blaisse (via Skype) is by invitation only and will take place in CCA's boardroom on the San Francisco campus.

Lecture by Kas Oosterhuis

Monday, April 8, 7 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall
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Aftrap (Kick-off) at The NWBLK

Tuesday, April 9, 6-9 p.m.
Note location: 1999 Bryant Street, San Francisco

Lecture by Petra Blaisse

By invitation only
Wednesday, April 10, 11 a.m.
Boardroom (via Skype)
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Lecture by Cobbenhagen Hendriksen

Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall
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Panel Discussion: Cultures of Design

Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall
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Lecture by Maarten Baptist

Friday, April 12, 7 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall
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This program is funded, in part, by public funds from the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 8–13, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

April 8–12, 2013

Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: April 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Nave

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9563 or vdelrosario@cca.edu

The Furniture Junior Review is an important stage of a student’s education at CCA. Occurring during the final semester of their junior year in the Furniture Program, it is the first time they gather together the body of work created at the college and put it all on display in one place at one time.

It is an exciting event that helps them gain a clear perspective on where they’re at in their development and sets the stage for their senior year in CCA's Furniture Program.

April 8–12, 2013

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Mon., Apr. 8, 6-7 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9330 or mjones@cca.edu

The Illustration Program's Junior Review Show features level 3 student work. Each student presents six pieces that work together to exhibit personal strengths, interests, and perspectives.

April 2–13, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Sun., Apr. 7, 3-5 p.m.
Open Studios: Sun., Apr. 7, noon-5 p.m.
Gallery open hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9230 or scole@cca.edu

A culminating painting exhibition for the graduating senior class of 2013. The reception takes place on the same day as the Graduate Open Studios event.

Participants

Saif Azzuz, Andrea Bergen, Andrea Bozym, Henri Broyard, Francesca Costanza, Morell Cutler, Jane Gehrke, Sarah Kim, Leinaala Lau, Marcus Lee, Sarah Lesnikoski, Kylie O'Shea Rasmussen, Andrea Roelandt, Heather Santoro, Denali Schmidt, Annalisa Sher, Hallie Silva, Danielle Smith, Dirk Vandermeer, Lynnea Holland-Weiss, and Dominique Wohrer

Group Exhibition

April 1–13, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Oakland and San Francisco campuses

March 11–April 12, 2013

Visit California College of the Arts for one of our many March Madness opportunities!

Portfolio Reviews & Appointments

Appointments to meet with an undergraduate Enrollment Counselor are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses.

Appointments are a good opportunity to receive a portfolio review, or to discuss the needs involved in your personal transition to college.

Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.

Class Visits

Prospective students will have the opportunity to sit in on a variety of courses offered during March. RSVP is required. Please see the Class Visit Request Form for available courses available online in February.

Campus Tours

Undergraduate tours of both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. on the Oakland campus and at 1:30 p.m. on the San Francisco campus. Campus tours are approximately one hour in length and are often led by a current CCA student or enrollment counselor. Book your campus tour » Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.

Saturday Tours
On Saturday, March 16, and Saturday, March 23, CCA will host a tour of both the Oakland and San Francisco campuses.

Participants begin on the Oakland campus at 9 a.m. with an enrollment counselor-led information session followed by a student-led campus tour.

Immediately following the Oakland visit, all participants will board a shuttle to participate in a San Francisco campus tour. The shuttle will return to Oakland at 1 p.m.

Please see the Saturday Tour event posting in February for specific information on how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity.

RSVP for either Saturday Tour by visiting the event calendar posting (see links above).

Information Sessions

Immediately following both the San Francisco and Oakland campus tours, enrollment counselors will lead a general undergraduate information session. Information sessions allow for visitors to learn more about CCA, ask questions, and benefit from the input of a larger group.

Monday and Friday information sessions are available at 11 a.m. (Oakland campus) and at 2:30 p.m. (San Francisco). RSVP is not required.

Virtual Information Sessions

Can't make it to campus? Participate in an online Webex Virtual Information Session. All students are invited to join an enrollment counselor online at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in March.

Transfer and second-degree students are invited to join an enrollment counselor online at 6 p.m. every Tuesday during March.

Please RSVP for a virtual information session in March.

Drop-In Financial Aid Visits

The Office of Financial Aid will be available for drop-in appointments with a financial aid counselor on both the San Francisco and Oakland campus every Monday and Friday during March.

Skype Call-Ins (International Students)

International students are encouraged to contact the Enrollment Services Office Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. (PST). General inquiries and current applicants are encouraged to participate. RSVP is not required. Skype: cca.admission

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.

Related Events

Pointless Show
Conjuring Multiple Histories

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.