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Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013 by Allison Byers

Hydra Cities students and faculty at the Parthenon in Athens.

In summer 2011, MArch student Liz Lessig (MArch 2012) embarked on a summer travel studio in Athens. This opportunity, in addition to being a great learning experience, led her to form a close bond with Architecture faculty member Nataly Gattegno, who became Lessig’s thesis advisor as well as a friend and mentor.

Hydra Cities: Meeting Nataly Gattegno

It was the summer before her thesis year when Lessig took part in Hydra Cities, a summer study-abroad studio course in Athens led by Nataly Gattegno. Gattegno is currently an associate professor and chair of the Master of Architecture Program, and she was born and raised in Athens.

The course began in San Francisco, as the students investigated the history, culture, and ecosystem of the Mediterranean and Athens. They then traveled to Athens for two weeks.

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Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 by Laura Braun

At a time when the federal government can't even roll out a functioning health care website, it's tempting to think that bureaucracies are incapable of true innovation. California College of Arts, which is launching what may be the first public policy MBA program within a design school, has hope.

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Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 by Laura Braun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION

Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities

January 23-March 29, 2014

San Francisco, Calif., December 13 -- The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities January 23 through March 29, 2014, in the Wattis Institute galleries, located on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities draws upon works by two artists of different generations, Susan Hiller and Daria Martin. Both were born in the United States (Martin was born and raised in San Francisco) and are now based in London. The selection of works spans different moments in each artist’s practice. Martin works exclusively in 16-millimeter film, and Hiller operates across multiple mediums. 

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Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 by Laura Braun

THE CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION

Codex

January 23-March 29, 2014

 

San Francisco, Calif., December 18 -- The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition Codex January 23 through March 29, 2014, in the Wattis Institute galleries, located on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 by Laura Braun

Piston hails from the creative reaches of New York but he earned his BFA at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco with a BFA in 2006, and an MFA at UCLA in 2010. In that time his work has been exhibited in many notable artistic hubs in New York, San Francisco and of course, neighboring Los Angeles.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Jim Norrena

Carol Ladewig (MFA Painting/Drawing 1991) is a Bay Area artist worth knowing. Aside from her delightful demeanor, her decades-long experience within Oakland’s art scene is formidable: artist, activist, gallerist, curator, teacher, and more.

But to know Ladewig requires us to first revisit some of Oakland's history.

Oakland's Pardee Artists

In 1932, at the southwest corner of 16th Street and San Pablo Avenue, a three-story commercial building, then known as the Wetmore Pardee Building

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Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Laura Braun

An art school grad-turned-poster artist Hart learned about specialty food while working at The Pasta Shop when he was attending California College of the Arts. Hart's foray into homebrewing began when he landed a job in the cheese department at Whole Foods after relocating to the Triangle with his wife.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Laura Braun

Kate studied at the California College of the Arts, and was hired on graduation day by Microsoft who immediately embedded her on their design team for the Surface. They had spotted her potential and encouraged that, and it’s cool to see someone talented given the opportunity to shine. Kate recently designed a skull embellished cover for the Surface, inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, and Microsoft let her run with it.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Laura Braun

Two of the strongest shows to open this Fall illuminate the work of two of the Bay Area's most thoughtful and talented curators, Joseph del Pesco and Natasha Boas. In "City of Disappearances," a haunting and provocative collection of works at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, del Pesco and London-based co-curator Elizabeth Neilson explore the conceptual and personal narratives created by the City - with a capital C.

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Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 by Laura Braun

"We started the company as a class project at California College of the Arts MBA in design strategy program, and it quickly became our thesis project for venture studio," says Eric Persha, CEO. After entering the project in an incubator, Persha and his team began working on it this year after graduation.

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