Center for Art and Public Life News

Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Housed here at CCA's Center for Art and Public Life, ENGAGE at CCA is a new initiative that dynamically advances the college's mission to prepare students for a lifetime of creative work and service to their communities through a curriculum in art, architecture, design, and writing.

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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 by Jason Engelund

The School of Art and Open Studio of Perquin is a community-based, collaborative art project created in El Salvador that is now expanding to Guatemala, Columbia, and Canada.

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Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 by Jason Engelund

"It's about how creative practices can address real-world needs."
-Sanjit Sethi, codirector, Center for Art and Public Life

Activated across CCA's academic programs, ENGAGE at CCA serves as a hub to connect interested faculty and students to community partners and relevant outside experts.

Please join us at public events throughout the Bay Area for presentations and exhibitions of work from some of this spring's ENGAGE at CCA courses.

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Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Congratulations to the students awarded
2010 Center for Art and Public Life Student Grants

Center Student Grants fund projects initiated by CCA students who are working with a community organization to use the arts, architecture, design, and writing to address issues of social justice, diversity, and community development.

This year seven student initiated projects were awarded funds with projects taking place in China, in support of Haiti, and throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Focused on contemporary Arts Education theory, a set of ENGAGE at CCA classes is working together to put studio thinking to practice.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Nathan Lynch's Ceramics class will help design nesting modules to protect sea birds from being inadvertently crushed by sea lions on the beaches of Año Nuevo Island. In collaboration with Oikonos marine ecosystems and biodiversity conservation group and REBAR Art, Design and Activism Studio Group , Ceramics faculty member Nathan Lynch leads the course. CCA students will design nesting modules to be adopted by and protective to the eggs of the Rhinoceros Auklets, a sea bird considered threatened.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Indhira Rojas presents her project Design Thinking: Recycling Practices for the Dominican Republic. The video, in three parts, shows the "Socially Engaged Projects" event when CCA students awarded 2009 Center for Art and Public Life Student Grants presented their work.

Indhira states:

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Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Developed as a part of the 100 Families Oakland: Art & Social Change project, this free guidebook is a resource for communities around the world to start their own 100 Families projects.

The guidebook is downloadable as a PDF in English and Spanish.

Read more about 100 Families Oakland: Art & Social Change.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 by Jason Engelund

A part of the new ENGAGE at CCA initiative Furniture Design faculty member Russell Baldon leads a class in designing site-specific furniture for Lighthouse Charter School's new location.

Russell Baldon talks about the first stages of the classes design process for the Lighthouse Charter School library furniture

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Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010 by Jason Engelund

CCA alum Jake MacKenzie's Chacala Design/Build Partnership project (2004).

CCA Students:

Apply for a Center for Art and Public Life Student Grant to help Haiti relief efforts. Special consideration will be given during the application review process for grant proposals addressing needs in Haiti.

CCA Center for Art and Public Life Student Grants

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