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Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 15–20, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Architecture Lecture Series

April 15, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

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David Fletcher is an urban designer and landscape architect, professor, and writer. His work addresses process, urbanized watersheds, green infrastructure, and postindustrial urbanism.

He has taught urban design and landscape architecture at Harvard Design School, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (sci_Arc), the Centre d’Etude et díUrbanisme in France, Woodbury University, UCLA, Otis College, and the USC School of Architecture.

He recently published an essay on "Landscape Urbanism" in the Landscape Architecture Journal; the essay "Proving Ground" in ArcCA; and a chapter on urbanized watersheds for The Infrastructural City, published by Actar. He was also the assistant curator and exhibition designer of Inhabiting Infrastructure at the Harvard Design School.

Fletcher is the founding principal of Fletcher Studio, an innovative and award-winning practice based in San Francisco. The firm provides comprehensive professional services in landscape architecture, urban design, and environmental planning and works on a range of projects, including civic spaces, parks, and regional planning projects.

The firm is committed to a collaborative and contextual approach to spatial design practice and to the planning of unique and sustainable landscapes, urban spaces, and living infrastructures. Design and planning solutions come from interactions with the many people, processes, histories, policies, economies, and ecologies that are specific to a place.

Fletcher Studio is presently working on the Veterans Park, an 18-acre park in Los Angeles, presently in construction. As a designer and planner for the Los Angeles Revitalization Master Plan, Fletcher led efforts to identify and plan a comprehensive open space network that interfaces with channel restoration and urbanism. He is also led the Compton Creek Master Plan and many LA Riverfront Park projects.

The firm was selected as the winner of the Revision Dallas Competition, a collaborative effort with David Baker + Partners Architects. The firm also placed second in an international design and planning competition, "A New Infrastructure," sponsored by SCI_Arc and the Architects Newspaper. His work on the Los Angeles River was given an AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design in 2007.

His recent work on postindustrial urbanism was been honored with a first-place national award from the American Society for Landscape Architects. He also received an Honor Award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects for environmental planning work in Beirut, Lebanon. His work has been exhibited at the Acadia 2010, Boston Center for the Arts, the University of Toronto, UC Berkeley, MAK Center Vienna, and SCI_Arc.

Fletcher holds an master of landscape architecture with distinction from the Harvard Design School, and a BA in studio art and a bachelor of science in landscape architecture from the University of California at Davis.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; 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; Tom Eliot Fisch; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 15–20, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

April 15, 2013, 6:00–7:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public

Info: Christina La Sala at clasala@cca.edu or 415.431.0909

Presentations will be given by graduating students from the Individualized Major Program that demonstrate how they used the individualized curriculum to create their work.

Part of the graduating requirement for Individualized Majors, the presentations demonstrate how students' unique perspective has evolved in their studio work and academic studies.

Participating Students

Kelly Arceneaux
Esra Canogullari
Rowena Chan
Josh Coolidge
Celeste Johnson
Francine Marquis

April 15–27, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-close
Info: 510.910.6764 or msilady@cca.edu

Work by students enrolled in the undergraduate Graphic Novel Workshop taught by Justin Hall, lecturer in the Writing and Literature Program, and the Graduate Graphic Novel Workshop taught by Matt Silady, associate chair of the MFA in Comics program. From rough layouts to carefully penciled and inked pages, the work reveals the process of creating compelling stories in the visually dynamic comic-book medium.

April 15–20, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, April 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9504 or ixd@cca.edu

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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.